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Black Notice | [Patricia Cornwell]

Black Notice

Patricia Cornwell delivers a high-stakes Kay Scarpetta novel with an intrigue that will take Kay an ocean's length from home. The nightmare begins when a cargo ship arriving from Belgium at Richmond's Deep Water Terminal is discovered to be transporting a locked, sealed container holding the decomposed remains of a stowaway.
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Publisher's Summary

Patricia Cornwell delivers a high-stakes Kay Scarpetta novel with an intrigue that will take Kay an ocean's length from home. The nightmare begins when a cargo ship arriving from Belgium at Richmond's Deep Water Terminal is discovered to be transporting a locked, sealed container holding the decomposed remains of a stowaway.

The autopsy performed by Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta initially reveals neither a cause of death nor an identification. But the victim's personal effects and an odd tattoo take Scarpetta on a hunt for information that leads to Interpol's headquarters in Lyon, France, where she receives critical instructions: Go to the Paris morgue to receive secret evidence and then return to Virginia to carry out a mission. It is a misson that could ruin her career.

In a story that careens across international borders, Black Notice puts Dr. Kay Scarpetta directly in harm's way and places her and those she holds dear at mortal risk.

Don't miss the other titles in Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta series.

©1999 Cornwell Enterprises, Inc.; (P)1999 Putnam Berkley Audio and Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Although Reading thoroughly becomes Scarpetta through her expert narration, she has other strengths, as well. Her interpretation of each minor character (some appearing only once or twice) breathes life into individuals who, in the hands of a less competent reader, would otherwise blend and vanish from memory." (Library Journal)

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    "Very Disappointing - My first Audible dud"

    As a mystery fan, I was eager to delve into Cornwell's series featuring Kay Scarpetta. Black Notice was my first Cornwell listen and I would be hard pressed to even try another. This book has very little mystery to it. In fact it takes three hours into the book before we are even certain a crime has been committed. What we are exposed to however, is endless whinning on relationships past and present, feelings for ex-lovers, sisters and new bosses and dealing with the romantic woes of lesbian nieces. This book should be reclassified from "Mystery" to "Oprahs Book Club." Out of the 12 hours there is about 2 hours of crime and detection. I thought Cornwell would turnout to be the queen of crime drama when in reality her crime is being a drama queen.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    tthe1t 07-21-11
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    "Language"

    I couldn't listen to this book because of the profanity and vulgarity. There is no need to include that language in writing

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Marianne VA, VA, USA 06-13-06
    Marianne VA, VA, USA 06-13-06 Member Since 2015
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    "Black Notice for this Book"

    I have read many of Patricia Corwell's books and have enjoyed them. This is my first audio version and it is a disappointment on many levels. First, the reader's voice is overly crisp and precise. The way she pronouced Kay's lover's name as, "Ben-Ton" imparted a less than affectionate tonality to her lover's name that was not only annoying but served to undermine the believability and the listening experience. (I will not be buying any more books by this reader) Further, the auditory experience of listening to people jump down each other's throats at a moment's notice was unpleasant and certainly not the escape I was looking for. If I want to listen to people argue, I can do that for free. Finally, I found the idea of the "werewolf" a real stretch and the outcome very predictable.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cathleen Chicago, IL, United States 04-21-10
    Cathleen Chicago, IL, United States 04-21-10 Member Since 2007

    Late middle-aged constant reader who greatly prefers Audible "reads" to radio. I love all books -- Audible, eReader and print editions.

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    "My First Brush With Scarpetta"

    I have read about this series and enjoyed the book very much as a "quick read" mystery story. Because so many of the characters in the series reappear I was appreciateive of all the little anecdotal glimpses into the backstory, but I couldn't help but think some of them were unnecessary to the storyline of this book. I did enjoy the fast (if somewhat unbelievable) pace and will likely look for another of Cornwell';s books.

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