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Red mist / Patricia Cornwell.

By: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, 1956- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, Kay Scarpetta: book 19.Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2011Description: 512 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781408702321 .Subject(s): Women pathologists -- Fiction | Scarpetta, Kay (Fictitious character) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories.Summary: 'Red Mist' is the latest novel from bestselling author Patricia Cornwell.
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Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings. The murder of an Atlanta family years ago, a young woman on death row, and the inexplicable deaths of homeless people as far away as California seem unrelated. But Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with Fielding's death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale. And she is the only one who can stop it.

'Red Mist' is the latest novel from bestselling author Patricia Cornwell.

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Manipulation is the major force in Cornwell's 19th Kay Scarpetta mystery, as the chief medical examiner is lured down to the Georgia Prison for Women. The first third of the story consists primarily of Cornwell's painstaking reprisal of the circumstances of the death of Deputy Chief Jack Fielding and the attack on Scarpetta by his daughter, Dawn Kincaid, covered in the last book (Port Mortuary), barely developing this sequel. The interest level perks up a bit with the reappearance of former New York prosecutor Jamie Berger, but that only causes more whining from this supposedly intelligent, strong woman. The usual sidekicks are thinly drawn shadows of their former selves; Scarpetta's Georgia Forensic colleague -Colin Denton is the sole character with any flash of personality. At the end, Scarpetta kicks herself around, and the book blurb's promise of "a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism" resolves quickly and flatly. -VERDICT The Scarpetta franchise is very tired and should be allowed to retire much more gracefully. Reader Kate Reading may be the sole saving grace-familiar with the characters and to listeners-but even she seems weary of it all. Not recommended. ["Cornwell's latest overwhelms the plot with distracting details that contribute little to the overall story.... Fans, however, may overlook these distractions," read the review of the New York Times best-selling Putnam hc, LJ Xpress Reviews, 12/9/11.-Ed.]-Joyce Kessel, Villa Maria Coll., Buffalo (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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