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The eleventh Scarpetta novel, in which the chief medical examiner is under a grand jury investigation for murder. She knows she's being framed, and she no longer knows who she can trust....

Physically and psychologically bruised by her encounter with the killer Chandonne, Dr. Kay Scarpetta has to leave her home in the hands of the police team investigating the attack. She finds shelter with an old friend, Anna Zenner, but it is not the haven of security she needs when she discovers that Anna has been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury that is investigating Scarpetta for murder. Kay knows she is being framed, and she knows she can trust no one.

Meanwhile it appears that Chandonne killed a woman in New York before his murderous spree in Virginia, but when Scarpetta looks more closely into that case with New York prosecutor Jaime Berger, proof of his guilt is far from certain--in fact she begins to believe he may not be the perpetrator of any of the crimes of which he is accused. As she follows the forensic trail to the real killer, she gradually realizes that someone has been spinning a web for years with the aim of entrapping her. Who is it, and why are they so desperate to be rid of her?

©2000 Cornwell Enterpises, Inc. (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Zion Peace
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  • 08-17-16

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Didn't. want the story to end. Kay and Marino are quite the pair. Excellent read.

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Great read

I was thrilled with another great read by Cornwell! Narrative was preformed well. On to the next book by Patricia Cornwell!

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Favorite scarpetta novel so far!

Excellent story, well developed characters and plot-excellent narration! Liked how all came together at end-great listen!

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Absolutely Fantastic! This is a MUST Audio.

If you are a series FAN..you will be CAPTIVATED .So Well done!! Do Not Miss.

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Awesome

Great mystery and thrilling sleuthing. Always turns in a different direction than I see coming!

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Loved it!

The narrator really captured the energy of Cornwell's characters as well as Cornwell's impressive storytelling style. They make a good team.

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Narrator awesome & story makes u not want to stop!

Another great scarpetta book that leaves you waiting for the next one to see where she's going & what's next! Narrator did voices amazingly well! Accents of German, French, Italian & great imitation of Marino. Greatly enjoyed!

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One of her best.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have read them all and I am going for a repeat on the series.

What did you like best about this story?

Constant moving action. Dr Scarpetta is interesting and interested. Some of her previous books have her as depressed or overly brooding. This book may have been her best in the series.

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Another Winner from Patricia Cornwell.

I LOVED this book. I love Kay Scarpetta and Marino. Those two make a great team. I look forward to the next novel. Sure hope it's as good as this one.

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Novembers and a new Scarpetta book

Day is a huge joy on my life. I,re read these series,since I was 22

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