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Dust / Patricia Cornwell.

By: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, 1956- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, Kay Scarpetta: 21.; Thorndike Press large print basic series: Edition: Large print edition.Description: 669 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781410463463 (hardcover : large print); 141046346X (hardcover : large print); 9781444821000 (hbk.); 1444821008 (hbk.).Subject(s): Murder victims -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Fiction | Serial murders -- Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction | Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction | Forensic pathologists -- Fiction | Medical examiners (Law) -- Fiction | Cambridge (Mass.) -- Fiction | Scarpetta, Kay (Fictitious character) -- FictionGenre/Form: Suspense fiction. | Large type books. | Detective and mystery stories.DDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta has just returned from working one of the worst mass murders in U.S. history when she's awakened at an early hour by Detective Pete Marino. A body, oddly draped in an unusual cloth, has just been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT and it's suspected the identity is that of missing computer engineer Gail Shipton, last seen the night before at a trendy Cambridge bar. It appears she's been murdered, mere weeks before the trial of her $100 million lawsuit against her former financial managers, and Scarpetta doubts it's a coincidence. She also fears the case may have a connection with her computer genius niece, Lucy. At a glance there is no sign of what killed Gail Shipton, but she's covered with a fine dust that under ultraviolet light fluoresces brilliantly in three vivid colors, what Scarpetta calls a mineral fingerprint. Clearly the body has been posed with chilling premeditation that is symbolic and meant to shock, and Scarpetta has reason to worry that the person responsible is the Capital Murderer, whose most recent sexual homicides have terrorized Washington, D.C. Stunningly, Scarpetta will discover that her FBI profiler husband, Benton Wesley, is convinced that certain people in the government, including his boss, don't want the killer caught.
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A New York Times Bestselling Author -- After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Kay Scarpetta is back in Cambridge. Exhausted and ill, she's recovering at home when she receives an unsettling call. The body of a young woman has been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby field. And the victim, graduate student Gail Shipman, is oddly draped in unusual cloth and posed in a way that is too deliberate to be the killer's first strike.

"Thorndike Press large print basic."--T.p. verso.

Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta has just returned from working one of the worst mass murders in U.S. history when she's awakened at an early hour by Detective Pete Marino. A body, oddly draped in an unusual cloth, has just been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT and it's suspected the identity is that of missing computer engineer Gail Shipton, last seen the night before at a trendy Cambridge bar. It appears she's been murdered, mere weeks before the trial of her $100 million lawsuit against her former financial managers, and Scarpetta doubts it's a coincidence. She also fears the case may have a connection with her computer genius niece, Lucy. At a glance there is no sign of what killed Gail Shipton, but she's covered with a fine dust that under ultraviolet light fluoresces brilliantly in three vivid colors, what Scarpetta calls a mineral fingerprint. Clearly the body has been posed with chilling premeditation that is symbolic and meant to shock, and Scarpetta has reason to worry that the person responsible is the Capital Murderer, whose most recent sexual homicides have terrorized Washington, D.C. Stunningly, Scarpetta will discover that her FBI profiler husband, Benton Wesley, is convinced that certain people in the government, including his boss, don't want the killer caught.

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Still reeling from her work at a mass murder, medical examiner Kay Scarpetta is thrust into the sick world of a possible serial killer. Along with her former partner Pete Marino, her FBI profiler husband, and her tech-savvy niece, she works to solve crimes that someone in high places wants forgotten. While the mystery itself holds potential for intrigue, the plot suffers from the continuous and often monotonous forays into the characters' motivations. Scarpetta's arrogance and Marino's spiteful behavior in the middle of an investigation are indefensible. The constant reiteration of thoughts and explanations will quickly irritate even the most avid Scarpetta fans. Narrator Kate Reading perfectly captures Scarpetta's clinical mind-set and direct attitude. Many of the other characters, especially males with accents, are not so expertly realized. -VERDICT This audiobook is a necessary purchase only for libraries where there is demand.-Lisa Youngblood, Harker Heights P.L., TX (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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