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From Potter's Field (original 1995; edition 1995)

by Patricia Cornwell

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Title:From Potter's Field
Authors:Patricia Cornwell
Info:NY Charles Scribner's C (1995), Hardcover
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Marino and of course, FBI Agent Benton Wesley investigate the death of a frozen naked woman propped openly in Central Park. Their path leads them to the parents of a psychotic serial killer, one of whom can see nothing wrong about her son and the other parent who would only see his if pointing a shotgun at the son's face. The woman's identity is a shock.

The plot here is sometimes scatty and random. I tend not to like books full of random killings, without rhyme or reason. Here the "randomness" is chilling, and Tenple Gault is a super villain, who curdles the blood. He is just so...hateable. You loathe him absolutely. Especially when you find out how he treats his sister. You just hate him even more. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
jos jedna odlicna Skarpeta...klasicni krimic u njenom stilu ( )
  ceca78 | Apr 10, 2016 |
MysteryLarge Print EditionA tense cat-and-mouse game . . . compelling, fast-moving (and) written in a highly compressed style. Publishers WeeklyNobody can make the details of forensic investigation as riveting. starred, Kirkus Reviews* A New York Times Bestseller Its Christmas Eve in New York and Temple Brooks Gault number one on every Wanted list in America has ushered in the holiday of peace and goodwill by striking once again. And now Dr. Kay Scarpetta ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 26, 2015 |
Excellent story. Fast-paced, quick read. Not a mystery since we all knew "whodunit" from the start, but a couple of surprises. Kay Scarpetta is a really well-written character and that's what it all boils down to. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 19, 2014 |
Pretty typical Cornwell book. I thought it moved a little slow at times, but I enjoyed it for the most part. ( )
  trishaj | Oct 7, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Patricia Cornwellprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jukarainen, ErkkiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Narbonne, HélèneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peters, DonadaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rusconi, AnnaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sabaté, HernánTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

—Genesis 4:10
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This book is for Dr. Erika Blanton (Scarpetta would call you friend)
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He walked with sure steps through snow, which was deep in Central Park, and it was late now, but he was not certain how late.
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Upon examining a dead woman found in snowbound Central Park, Scarpetta immediately recognizes the grisly work of Temple Brooks Gault, a bold, brilliant killer from her past. Soon she realizes that Gault's murders are but a violent chain leading up to one ultimate kill: Scarpetta herself. Now she must stay her own fears and keep step with a psychopath who is always one step ahead, both everywhere and nowhere. But even with the help of her FBI and police comrades, Scarpetta knows the endgame is hers alone to play. Having repeatedly plunged into the madness of Gault's mind, Scarpetta must finally descend into his terrifying home in the subway tunnels beneath New York City. And confront the one killer who would not be caught...
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Upon examining a dead woman found in snowbound Central Park, Kay Scarpetta immediately recognizes the grisly work of Temple Gault, a bold and brilliant killer from her past. Now she must hunt down a psychopath whose string of horrible murders is leading inexorably to his ultimate prey: Scarpetta herself. Even with the help of the FBI, Scarpetta knows the endgame is hers alone to play -- and it will be played on Gault's home turf, the subway tunnels beneath New York City.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:56 -0400)

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In New York, Dr. Kay Scarpetta, chief medical examiner, matches wits with a sadistic killer who operates in the subway tunnels. After killing a transit policeman he infiltrates the FBI's computers and sends her taunting messages while continuing to kill.… (more)

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