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Predator by Patricia Cornwell
  

Predator

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Patricia Cornwell really is the queen of the forensic thriller. If you haven’t read her yet then so, her writing is addictive. Chilling and absorbing at the same time, it really is hard to stop listening.

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Abridged on 6 CDs

Running time approx 4 hours

If you like Patricia Cornwell you might also like to read books by Tess Gerritsen, P J Tracy and Chelsea Cain.

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Predator by Patricia Cornwell

Florida is full of human predators, and they all give Dr Kay Scarpetta the opportunity and the means to do what she does best - persuading the dead to speak to her. And in Boston, Benton Wesley is working on a secret case involving convicted killers. It is a project which gives Scarpetta deep disquiet, as does the behaviour of her niece, Lucy, who is spending too much time in cheap bars looking for casual pick-ups. The Academy is called when a woman's body is found in Boston. She has been tortured, sexually abused, her body tattooed with handprints. The same sort of handprints Lucy had seen on the flesh of her latest pick-up. Meanwhile, Scarpetta and Marino are investigating the disappearance of a family in Florida, called in by a concerned neighbour, but as they search and find the tell-tale signs of abduction rather than disappearance, they also discover that someone had assumed the identity of the caller, and she is now dead. They've been set up, and it becomes clear that someone is tracking their every move.

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Totally compelling with lots of twists and turns. WOMAN As ever the atmosphere is brooding, the tension highly spun and engaging, the psychology subtle and the wealth of anatomical detail enough to make any bloke hide behind the sofa. THE TIMES This book is sensationally plotted, with a twist at the end that will leave you gasping for breath. DAILY EXPRESS Dr Kay Scarpetta returns with another first-class forensic thriller that will definitely keep you guessing. CRIME CONFIDENTIAL


About the Author

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 win this prestigious award. Her most recent bestsellers include Scarpetta, Book of the Dead and The Front. Her earlier works include Postmortem – the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year – and Cruel and Unusual, which won the coveted Gold Dagger award in 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American writer.

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Publication date

31st October 2005

Author

Patricia Cornwell

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Publisher

Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Audiobook On Cd
1 pages
Running Time: 352 minutes

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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781405501040

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