Blow Fly

Blow Fly

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Penguin Putnam
The world's number-one-bestselling crime writer is back with another scorching thriller featuring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta.

Dr. Kay Scarpetta has left Virginia in quest of peace but instead finds herself drawn into baffling, horrific murders in Florida. There she becomes entangled in an international conspiracy that confronts her with the shock of her life.

Baker & Taylor
Leaving Virginia in search of peace and quiet, Dr. Kay Scarpetta journeys to Florida, where a series of baffling murders entangles her in an international conspiracy that confronts her with the most unexpected circumstance of her life.

Blackwell North Amer
In Blow Fly, Kay Scarpetta stands at the threshold of a new life after her work as Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner has come to a jarring end. At the close of The Last Precinct, she knew she would have to leave Richmond if she were to find any peace. She feared that she was about to be fired by the governor. More alarming, she was hounded in the media and in the courtroom, for what some claimed was her involvement in the murder of a deputy police chief. So Scarpetta packed up her belongings and set out for the warmth and solace of the Florida sun.
She is settling into a new life as a private forensic consultant and is deep into a case that has left colleagues in Louisiana profoundly disturbed. A woman is found dead in a seedy hotel, dressed to go out, keys in her hand. Her history of blackouts, and her violent outbursts while under their spell, offer more questions than clues about the cause of her death. Then Scarpetta receives news that chills her to the core: Jean-Baptiste Chandonne - the vicious and unrepentant Wolfman, who pursued her to her very doorstep - asks to see her. From his cell on death row, he demands an audience with the legendary Dr. Scarpetta. Only to her will he tell the secrets he knows the authorities desire: the evidence that will bring a global investigation to a swift conclusion. Scarpetta, her niece Lucy, and her colleague Detective Pete Marino are left to wonder: After all the death and destruction, what sort of endgame could this violent psychopath have in mind? And could this request be somehow related to the Louisiana case?
Her friends and family by her side, Scarpetta must unravel a twisting conspiracy with an international reach and confront the shock of her life - a blow that will force her to question the loyalty and trust of all she holds dear.

Baker
& Taylor

Leaving Virginia in the hope of finding some peace and quiet, Dr. Kay Scarpetta journeys to Florida, where a series of baffling murders quickly entangles her in an international conspiracy that confronts her with the most unexpected circumstance of her life. 1,500,000 first printing.

Publisher: Various publishers : [publisher not identified], [date of publication not identified]
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780399151354
0399151354
9780399150890
0399150897
Branch Call Number: FIC Cornwell, P 100.12 2003
Characteristics: 465 pages ; 25 cm

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nlmg
Jul 22, 2017

too gory - skipped

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rahmmie
Jul 05, 2014

I didn't like this book at all. Somehow it felt like Cornwell made an outline and someone else filled in the blanks

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dmb1986
Nov 25, 2012

This is a great book that was interesting from beginning to the end. I highly recommend it for people who are looking for a forensic mystery novel.

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DL7173
Mar 01, 2011

An interesting murder/mystery
by an author new to me and made more enjoyable by a
short chapter style such as by James Patterson.

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Cabby
Nov 05, 2007

I love this author.

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