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The Scarpetta Factor (A Scarpetta Novel) (original 2009; edition 2009)

by Patricia Cornwell (Author)

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Kay Scarpetta--now a senior forensic analyst for CNN--becomes embroiled in a surreal plot that includes a famous actor accused of an unthinkable sex crime and the disappearance of a beautiful millionairess with whom her niece Lucy seems to have shared a secret past.
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Title:The Scarpetta Factor (A Scarpetta Novel)
Authors:Patricia Cornwell (Author)
Info:G.P. Putnam's Sons (2009), Edition: First Edition, 512 pages
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This one is different. Benton and Kay are involved with criminal elements of Benton's past. The FBI admits they were wrong. ( )
  LindaLeeJacobs | Feb 15, 2020 |
It is about time Scarpetta is retired. This book must the worst one I have read so far and I am not going to read any book by Patricia Cornwell anymore. ( )
  sujitac | Dec 23, 2019 |
This was about 100 pages too long. Too much on the emotions that Kay and Benton and Lucy are feeling but not saying. Her books are getting so long -- they need some serious editing to get back to the excellent formula present in her earlier books. ( )
  rmarcin | Jan 22, 2019 |
When you haven't read one in a while you lose track of the relationships that PC has developed between characters over the series. ( )
  ElizabethCromb | Jul 9, 2018 |
not that great I expected better ( )
  jsnickola | Nov 12, 2016 |
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THE SCARPETTA FACTOR shows how a strong crime series can be crushed by its own back story.
 

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De levenden hebben recht op respect.
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To Michael Rudell - Lawyer, friend, Renaissance man. And as always, to Staci
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A frigid wind gusted in from the East River, snatching at Dr Kay Scarpetta's coat as she walked quickly along 30th Street.
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It is the week before Christmas. A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta -- despite her busy schedule and her continuing work as the senior forensic analyst for CNN -- to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of unexpected and unsettling events. She is asked live on the air about the sensational case of Hannah Starr, who has vanished and is presumed dead. Moments later during the same telecast she receives a startling call -- in from a former psychiatrist patient of Benton Wesley's. When she returns after the show to the apartment where she and Benton live, she finds an ominous package -- possibly a bomb -- waiting for her at the front desk. Soon the apparent threat on Scarpetta's life finds her embroiled in a surreal plot that includes a famous actor accused of an unthinkable sex crime and the disappearance of a beautiful millionaires with whom Lucy seems to have shared a secret past.

Scarpetta's CNN producer wants her to launch a TV show called The Scarpetta Factor. Given the bizarre events already in play, she fears that her growing fame will generate the illusion that she has a "special factor," a mythical ability to solve all her cases. She wonders if she will end up like other TV personalities: her own stereotype.
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