Port Mortuary - Scarpetta 18 (Paperback)
  • Port Mortuary - Scarpetta 18 (Paperback)

Port Mortuary - Scarpetta 18 (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 28/04/2011
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Kay Scarpetta has been training at the Dover Port Mortuary, mastering the art of 'virtual autopsy' - a groundbreaking procedure that could soon revolutionise forensic science. And it is not too long before these new skills urgently need to be put into practice. A young man drops dead, apparently from a heart condition, eerily close to Scarpetta's home. But when his body is examined the next morning, there are stunning indications that he may have been alive when he was zipped inside a pouch and locked in the cooler. When the revolutionary 3D radiology scans reveal more shocking details about internal injuries unlike any Scarpetta has ever seen, she realizes that this is a case of murder - and that she is fighting a cunning and uniquely cruel enemy. Now it is a race against time to discover who and why before more people die. But that time is running out ...

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751543926

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“Below par”

I always love stories that start with a bang, and even though Port Mortuary faild to do that the book still grabbed my attention. The hanging possibility at the begining that EMTs and removal service could have missed... More

Paperback edition
17th August 2011
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“Doubt that I will be reading this book again”

I can honestly say that this is the worst Scarpetta novel ever. I have actually given up trying to finish this. Reading is usually my joy and solace......but this felt like a punishment. Rambling plot (what plot there... More

Paperback edition
5th August 2011
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The quality of Patricia Cornwell’s books has definitely deteriorated over the last few years, to the extent that I rarely buy them in hardback as soon as they’re released any more. This latest book is an improvement... More

Hardback edition
25th November 2010
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