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From Potter's Field (1995)

by Patricia Cornwell

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Series: Kay Scarpetta (6)

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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.
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I found this the most gripping and tense of the Kay Scarpetta books so far, only let down by an ending that did not match all that had gone before it. ( )
  Stephen.Lawton | Aug 7, 2021 |
Oh my goodness. I was so tense during the lead-up to the climax of this book! It was utterly thrilling. Gault is such an evil character and the sense of danger was palpable. ( )
  Vividrogers | Dec 20, 2020 |
Although I started this book several months ago, I only finished it 2-3 days ago. I am concurrently reading the Scarpetta Series by Patricia Cornwell and the Temperance Brennan Series by Kathy Reichs and found myself overwhelmed with medical terminology.
Needles to say that I was a bit out of my league and needed a break. So, for the last 2-3 months, I've read neither series. I am glad to have finished this book though.


*Spoiler Alert*

I enjoyed the story overall. I did find it somewhat slow in comparison to previous instalments in the series. I believe there could have been more action and perhaps a better ending. I found the ending to be rather anticlimactic. I was expecting more, maybe a shootout or something. I do t know, it just made Gault seem rather childish and I never perceived him to be that way.

Anyways, rant over. It was a good book, even if not my fave in the series so far. Not one I would re-read, but worth finishing that particular story line all the same. If you're reading the series, don't miss it, it's important. ( )
  Squidget | Aug 1, 2020 |
I think I've burned out on Cornwell. ( )
  susandennis | Jun 5, 2020 |
Stille ist eingekehrt im nächtlichen New York, der Central Park ruht unter einer dicken Schneeschicht – eine Szenerie, wie sie idyllischer kaum sein könnte. Wäre da nicht die Frauenleiche, die in eben diesem Park an einem eingefrorenen Brunnen lehnt. Die Handschrift der Tat ist unverkennbar: Serienmörder Temple Brooks Gault hat wieder zugeschlagen. Er wird noch weiter morden, doch bald wird klar, dass er es eigentlich nur auf ein Opfer abgesehen hat: Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta.
  Fredo68 | May 14, 2020 |
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Patricia Cornwellprimary authorall editionscalculated
Jukarainen, ErkkiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Narbonne, HélèneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peters, DonadaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rusconi, AnnaTranslatorsecondary 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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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.

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