Christmas, New York and a naked body is discovered in Central Park ... The sixth novel in the best-selling Dr Kay Scarpetta series.
Christmas had never been a particularly good time for Dr Kay Scarpetta. Although a holiday for most, it always seem to heighten the alienation felt by society’s violent fringe; and that usually means more work for Scarpetta, Virginia’s Chief Medical ExaminerI. The body was naked, female and found propped against a fountain in a bleak area of New York’s Central Park. Her apparent manner of death points to a modus operandi that is chillingly familiar: the gunshot wound to the head, the sections of skin excised from the body, the displayed corpse – all suggest that Temple Brooks Gault, Scarpetta’s nemesis, is back at work. Calling on all her reserves of courage and skill, and the able assistance of colleagues Marino and Wesley, Scarpetta must track this most dangerous of killers in pursuit of survival as well as justice – heading inexorably to an electrifying climax amid the dark, menacing labyrinths of the New York subway.
About the Author
Patricia Cornwell’s first novel, POSTMORTEM, was published in 1990 and won five international awards. Her Scarpetta novels have since become Number One bestsellers throughout the world. She has also published three police procedurals, HORNET’S NEST, SOUTHERN CROSS and ISLE OF DOGS.
Series: Scarpetta Novels
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 4th November 2010
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.6 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.318