Dublin, Ireland and Richmond, Virginia: separated by thousands of miles - linked by murder.
Five dismembered, beheaded bodies were found in Ireland five years ago - now four have been discovered in the States. But the tenth corpse in Virginia is different. A copy-cat killing. Ghoulish, perhaps, but not unusual. Then abject terror grips Scarpetta and her colleagues when the next body is found with a clear and horrifying message: the killer is armed with the most lethal weapon on earth - smallpox.
A sadistic serial killer, the weapon a deadly virus. The eighth novel in the best-selling Dr Kay Scarpetta series.
"America's most stimulating and chilling writer of crime fiction." (
"Patricia Cornwell is one of the best crime writers writing today. She is precise, she is careful, above all, she is original." ( The Guardian)
"Few writers match Patricia Cornwell when it comes to writing crime." ( The Daily Express)
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A coherent story line.
Lack of character development. Lots of unanswered questions and pointless distractions which were not tied into anything. Complete disregard for common sense. Regular characters not treated with respect.
Someone who had less of an edge to their voice. The British voice was just dreadful. Made Dick Van Dyke seem authentic.
Kay Scarpetta. She was a complete bore in this book.
This was a real disappointment. I have enjoyed all the other books to date but this was a real step backwards. Scarpetta has no redeeming features in this book at all.
- Kindle Customer
Another great Cornwell story
- Sue Smith