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The Last Precinct

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781405504720

Price: £15.98

ON SALE: 5th June 2008

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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Physically and psychologically bruised by her encounter with the killer Chandonne, Dr Kay Scarpetta has to leave her home in the hands of the police team investigating the attack. She finds shelter with an old friend, Anna Zenner, but it is not the haven of security she needs when she discovers that Anna has been sub- poenaed to appear before a Grand Jury which is investigating Scarpetta for murder. Kay knows she is being framed and she also knows she can trust no-one. Meanwhile it appears that Chandonne killed a woman in New York before his murderous spree in Virginia, but when Scarpetta looks more closely into that case with the NY prosectuor Jaime Berger, proof of his guilt is far from certain – in fact she begins to believe that he may not be the perpetrator of any of the crimes he is accused of. As she follows the forensic trail to the real killer she gradually realises that someone has been spinning a web for years with the aim of entrapping her. Who is it, and why are they so desperate to be rid of her?

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Imitators now abound, but - pathologically speaking - nobody does it like Cornwell
LITERARY REVIEW
What is peculiarly impressive about Patricia Cornwell's new addition to her popular series about the pathologist Kay Scarpetta, The Last Precinct, is that it is a book in which everything is up for grabs and all is at stake. Murders we thought settled fo
Roz Kaveney, AMAZON.CO.UK
When she is this good, she is hard to beat.
New Stateman
Forget the pretenders. Cornwell reigns.
MIRROR