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Autopsia virtuale by Cornwell Patricia

Autopsia virtuale (2010)

by Cornwell Patricia, Biavasco Annamaria (Translator), Guani Valentina (Translator)

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Title:Autopsia virtuale
Authors:Cornwell Patricia
Other authors:Biavasco Annamaria (Translator), Guani Valentina (Translator)
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Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell (2010)



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I usually enjoy when Patricia Cornwell writes about Kay Scarpetta, but this one was really disjointed. I found myself constantly wondering if I had missed a page. The premise was interesting - it starts with a body that bleeds the day after it arrives at the morgue. ( )
  MelAnnC | Feb 28, 2016 |
My least favorite Scarpetta book thus far. I didn't like how Scarpetta wasn't involved in the main crime solving in the same way as she has been in the other books. I felt like there were too many plot lines to follow. Did we know Jack Fielding's history prior to this book? I honestly can't remember that far back. Also, I don't remember any previous book mentioning that Scarpetta had served in the Army. Maybe it's just me, but I felt like too much new information about recurring characters was thrown at me in this book. ( )
  CassandraSabo | Dec 5, 2015 |

Truly awful.
Felt as though Cornwall was being paid by the word and was maximizing payment.
Couldn't listen to the audiobook. Found myself mentally yelling at her to get to the (expletive) point.
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  madcatter | Sep 14, 2015 |
Much better than the last Kay Scarpetta novel I read. This one is told from her point of view, so while the other novels have portrayed her as talented, skillful and self-confident, this one puts her weaknesses and insecurities out there for every reader to see. SHe is more human in this novel. It was a good read. ( )
  TheresaCIncinnati | Aug 17, 2015 |
Patricia Cornwell has been on my To Read Crime List for several years. Now I have read two: First, "Dust" and then this one "Port Mortuary". I read on the flaps that she has won coveted awards and has founded all manner of Institutes. She must be good, but I can't see it. The plots of these two books are preposterously elaborate- it is like a maze of tiny wiggles leading finally back to the start- kind of like all those little wiggles Scarpetta sees under the microscope; more to the point would have been connecting up dotted lines, letting the reader wonderingly follow along. I find Kay Scarpetta to be an Enabler, not in keeping with the portrait the author is wanting to paint. My first encounter with her is in "Dust", not especially thrilling and with "clues" already given at the start of the story which Scarpetta for all her intelligence doesn't act upon. I find this MO repeated in "Port Mortuary"- all the wiggles lead back. The Marino character is beyond belief: I haven't read any of the other books to explain why she would allow such a boring non-thinking person to be her lead investigator. Lucy is far more interesting and so unlikely as to be believed. After all, it's a story. Scarpetta's interactions with Benton are so two-dimensionally portrayed that these people become cardboard. Having said that, there are a few sentences in "Port Mortuary" where Kay Scarpetta recalls her first meeting with Benton. Those are sentences that are alive, the reader feeling the surge between them. Like something that Patricia Cornwell has perhaps experienced herself and has been able to convey superbly. The "Port Mortuary" venue is certainly gripping but entirely unreal. Scarpetta et al may be characters in a novel but even characters in a novel have to eat, drink, nap, wash and all the rest. None of them do any of this and the entire plot takes up about 36 hours straight. No way. And the book could do with better editing. At one point, I thought I had skipped several pages and had to confirm that indeed, I had not. Maybe some paragraphs were lost. So why did I continue to read this? The descriptions of the unusual weapon - which turned out not to be so unusual- were enough to keep me going. But in the end, it's not enough to get me to read any more Cornwell. I hope Sock has a good life. ( )
  HugoReads | Mar 26, 2015 |
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Inside the changing room for female staff, I toss soiled scrubs into a biohazard hamper and strip off the rest of my clothes and medical clogs. I wonder if Col. Scarpetta stenciled in black on my locker will be removed the minute I return to New England in the morning. The thought hadn't entered my mind before now, and it bothers me. A part of me doesn't want to leave this place.
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When Scarpetta examines a young man's body, she discovers stunning indications that he may have been alive when he was zipped inside a pouch and locked inside the cooler of her new Cambridge Forensic Center in Massachusetts. Various 3-D radiology scans reveal more shocking details about internal injuries unlike any Scarpetta has ever seen. These suggest the possibility of a conspiracy to cause mass casualties, and she races against time to discover who and why before more people die.… (more)

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