Port Mortuary : Scarpetta

  • by Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by Kate Burton
  • Series: Scarpetta
  • 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 inside the cooler.
When the revolutionary 3D radiology scans reveal more shocking details about internal injuries unlike any Scarpetta has ever seen, Scarpetta 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...


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Self-pitying characters and limited plot

About 75% of the book is dedicated to the main character feeling sorry for herself. So I spent about 75% of the listening time shouting at her to get on with the story. Really boring and not worth considering - unless you like listening to people feeling sorry for themselves. Whatever happened to the 'old' Patricia Cornwell.
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- smac902


From book review thought Cornwell would get back to her early styles....she hasn't....very disappointed...story lacking her old panache. Book is just a moneyspinner...So many other great authors of the same genre...chose another author such as Karin Slaughter.
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- compo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-10-2010
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK