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Red mist [text (large print)] / Patricia Cornwell.

By: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, 1956- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, Kay Scarpetta: 19.Publisher: [Bath, England] : Windsor/Paragon, 2012Edition: Large print ed.Description: 659 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781445886800 (Windsor : hbk.); 9781445886817 (Paragon : pbk.).Subject(s): Women pathologists -- Fiction | Women prisoners -- Fiction | Conspiracies -- Fiction | Scarpetta, Kay (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories.DDC classification: 813.6 Summary: "Kay Scarpetta has arranged to meet an inmate at the high-security Georgia Prison for Women. Against advice, Scarpetta is determined to hear this woman out - she believes she may hold some answers to the murder of her former deputy. But soon she finds connections to a string of grisly killings, including the slaughter of a Savannah family years earlier. As she learns more, Scarpetta is compelled to conclude that this is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale."--Back cover.
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Kay Scarpetta has arranged to meet an inmate at the high-security Georgia Prison for Women. Against advice, she is determined to hear this woman out - she believes the prisoner may hold some answers to the murder of her former deputy.

Standard print ed. originally published: London : Little, Brown, 2011.

"Kay Scarpetta has arranged to meet an inmate at the high-security Georgia Prison for Women. Against advice, Scarpetta is determined to hear this woman out - she believes she may hold some answers to the murder of her former deputy. But soon she finds connections to a string of grisly killings, including the slaughter of a Savannah family years earlier. As she learns more, Scarpetta is compelled to conclude that this is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale."--Back cover.

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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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