A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over 2,000 miles away, in Boston. She has no idea why. But as events unfold with alarming speed, Scarpetta begins to suspect that the paleontologist's disappearance is connected to a series of crimes - much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age.
When she turns to those around her, Scarpetta finds that the danger and suspicion have penetrated even her closest circles. Her niece Lucy speaks in riddles. Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI forensic psychologist and husband, Benton Wesley, have secrets of their own. Feeling alone and betrayed, Scarpetta is tempted by someone from her past as she tracks a killer both cunning and cruel.
This is Kay Scarpetta as you have never seen her before. The Bone Bedis a must-listen for any fan of this series, or an ideal starting point for new readers.
©2012 Patricia Cromwell (P)2012 Penguin Audio
Very good read
I loved the beginning where Kay had 2 deal with the sea turtle and the body entwined. Then came the conflict with the people closest 2 her...Marino & Benton. I thought the FBI agent that likes Benton was a good part of the story. Her character shows us how wrong we can go if we let our flaws take over parts of our lives.
It's interesting that Patricia is showing Kay as more vulnerable. I just wonder if she is ever going write Marino a happier life.
Possibly, but not on my top list
First cornwell book
Voices were a bit strained. Some of the women were way to masculine
Sure. These days anything can be put on tv. I actually think this title would work better as an episodic series. With the dark haired actress from Cagney and Lacey as Scarpetti.
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
I've read all of her books and I believe this is my favorite. I was engrossed from the very first sentence. Poor Marino just seems to be in trouble all the time.
Up at the top
Yes. However, I do get frustrated at Scapetta's thinking and not speaking at times
There was to many
Have read all of Patricia Cornwell's books and hope she writes another in the series.
Great as it was.
The reader did a fantastic job.
Would not change a thing.
When Dr. Scarpetta was kidnapped
I didn't like it....too unemotional
It was okay....but Lucy can't be that perfect
Sure. There was a good balance of plot and character development. Like Red Mist, this story was closer to the early Scarpetta books. Lucy and Marino are maturing, and Scarpetta has left her paranoid period behind.
Yes it did keep me on the edge of my seat. When Benton mentioned the killer was targeting women who reminded him of an older, strong woman from his life, I was sure I knew who the killer was. And I was wrong.
I'm not sure what other reviewers were unhappy about, but to me Kate Reading is Scarpetta.
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