Flesh and Blood

by Patricia Cornwell

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Flesh and Blood

In Scarpetta’s twenty-second case it’s her birthday when she discovers shiny copper coins on her garden wall all bearing the date 1981. So begins a terrifying cat-and-mouse game with a cold-blooded killer. There are a few red herrings filling out this densely plotted tale but the story mounts alarmingly to a tremendous conclusion in Florida which eventually ends with a snap! For there is more to come … It’s another in a terrific series where the storyline is highly improbable but the execution of it is truly thrilling.

~ Sarah Broadhurst

Sarah Broadhurst

Flesh and Blood Synopsis

No.1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers the next enthralling thriller in her high-stakes series starring Kay Scarpetta-a complex tale involving a serial sniper who strikes chillingly close to the forensic sleuth herself. It's Chief Medical Examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta's birthday, and while she's enjoying a leisurely morning, a man is shot dead five minutes from her house. The bullet tore through him as he unloaded groceries from his car. Yet nobody heard or saw a thing. It looks like the work of a serial sniper - one who leaves no trace except for tiny copper fragments, and whose seemingly impossible shots cause instant death. As Scarpetta investigates, uncovering details that only she can analyze, she begins to suspect that the killer is sending her a message. Adding to Scarpetta's growing unease is the sense that those closest to her are keeping secrets. And when her pursuit of the sniper takes Scarpetta to a shipwreck off the Florida coast, she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her niece Lucy - Scarpetta's very own flesh and blood...

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The Good Book Guide Review

Dr Kay Scarpetta is in Miami with her FBI profiler husband Benton Wesley, when she notices seven pennies on a wall; dated 1981 they appear to have been newly minted. Is it connected with a brutal killing a short distance away, a music teacher shot as he took groceries from his car? Scarpetta’s break is cut short, and she is soon on the trail of a serial sniper – who leaves no evidence behind after his logic-defying executions.

Flesh and Blood Press Reviews

PRAISE FOR PATRICIA CORNWELL & THE KAY SCARPETTA NOVELS:

 

'Cornwell's books run on high octane fuel, a cocktail of adrenalin and fear
The Times

'Forget the pretenders. Cornwell reigns'
Mirror

'When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell'
New York Times Book Review

'Cornwell has created a character so real, so compelling, so driven that this reader has to remind herself regularly that Scarpetta is just a product of an author's imagination'
USA Today

'Dazzling... After reading Cornwell's thriller, most others will pale in comparison'
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

'Magnificent plotting, masterful writing, and marvelous suspense'
Booklist

'Cornwell's instincts are dead-on.'
Chicago Sun-Times

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780007552450
Publication date: 02/07/2015
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007552429
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007552450
Publication date: 2nd July 2015
Author: Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery,

About Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell is one of the world’s major international best-selling authors, translated into thirty-six languages across more than fifty countries. She is a founder of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine, a founding member of the National Forensic Academy, a member of the New York OCME Forensic Sciences Training Program’s Advisory Board, and a member of the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital’s National Council, where she is an advocate for psychiatric research. In 2008 Cornwell won the Galaxy British Book Awards’ Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year – the first American ever to ...

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