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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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From Potter's Field by Patricia Cornwell (1995)



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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 |
Exciting and fast paced, Scarpetta, Marino and Wesley finally tackle a3-book serial killer in downtown New York...away from her native Virginia. It was a fun read and I'm on to the next Cornwell mystery. ( )
  buffalogr | Jun 24, 2014 |
read 27-28/09/07

I thought it was okay. Might be nice to actually read these books in the order they were written. ( )
  Susanna.Dilliott | Apr 23, 2014 |
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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
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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Christmas Eve in Central Park - Temple Brroks Gault stands iver his latest victim, washing his bloody hands in the snow. Pleased with his new kill, he lifts the heavy steel door of an emergency exit and disappears into the fetid tunnels of the New York subway system.

In Richmond, Dr. Kay Scarpetta, chief medical examinaer of Virginia and consultant for the FBI, is in the midst of a latenight autopsy at the morgue when the call comes: Gault, the sadistic psychopath who has eluded capture for years, has struck again. For Scarpetta, her worst nightmare returns.

She and longtime FBI and police colleagues Benton Wesley and Captain Pete Marino fly to the eerie early-morning scene, where they immediately recognize Gault's grizzly handiwork. But no one seems to know his bald female victim, whose naked body has been propped up against a frozen fountain. It makes no sense that she apparently disrobed in the bitter cold without a struggle and walked barefoot over snow to her death.

While Scarpetta sorts through strange forensic evidence, including an uncommon tread pattern and extemely rere godl dental restorations, Gauld kills again. But the prey he ultimately seeks is Scarpetta, for it becomes increasingly apparent that he is as focused on her as she is on him. It may be possible that he kills to impress her, and that he's trying to get at her through her young niece, Lucy, who is the brains behind CAIN, the worldwide FBI computer network.

Throughout what proves to be Scarpetta's most frightening chase, she can almost sense the evil, electrical presence of her nemesis. But when she draws close, he slips back into the darkness, waiting for the time when at last they meet...

This is Scarpetta in rere form - tenacious and vulnerable; brilliant and consumed, 'From Potter's Field' is the best yet from a hugely gifted bestselling author.
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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.

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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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