Dust

Dust

By Patricia Cornwell

  • Release Date: 2013-11-12
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
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Description

From the world’s number-one bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel.

Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta has just returned from working one of the worst mass murders in U.S. history when she’s awakened at an early hour by Detective Pete Marino.

A body, oddly draped in an unusual cloth, has just been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT and it’s suspected the identity is that of missing computer engineer Gail Shipton, last seen the night before at a trendy Cambridge bar. It appears she’s been murdered, mere weeks before the trial of her $100 million lawsuit against her former financial managers, and Scarpetta doubts it’s a coincidence. She also fears the case may have a connection with her computer genius niece, Lucy.

At a glance there is no sign of what killed Gail Shipton, but she’s covered with a fine dust that under ultraviolet light fluoresces brilliantly in three vivid colors, what Scarpetta calls a mineral fingerprint. Clearly the body has been posed with chilling premeditation that is symbolic and meant to shock, and Scarpetta has reason to worry that the person responsible is the Capital Murderer, whose most recent sexual homicides have terrorized Washington, D.C. Stunningly, Scarpetta will discover that her FBI profiler husband, Benton Wesley, is convinced that certain people in the government, including his boss, don’t want the killer caught.

In Dust, Scarpetta and her colleagues are up against a force far more sinister than a sexual predator who fits the criminal classification of a “spectacle killer.” The murder of Gail Shipton soon leads deep into the dark world of designer drugs, drone technology, organized crime, and shocking corruption at the highest levels.

With unparalleled high-tension suspense and the latest in forensic technology, Patricia Cornwell once again proves her exceptional ability to surprise—and to thrill.

Reviews

  • Dust

    5
    By Ja95240
    Pat Cornwell never disaapoints
  • Dust

    1
    By Burlavich
    What chore to read. I usually lover her stuff!
  • Dust

    1
    By Cintula
    Very boring,did,nt even want to finish it! Won,t buy any of her books again!
  • Another disappointment!

    1
    By Margaret F
    I used to love her stories. But the last 10 years her books are such disappointments. So surprised she can still make it to NY Times best sellers. I got to stop wasting time and money on her books.
  • Great!!

    5
    By Casey220
    Patricia Cornwell never disappoints! Can't wait for the next adventures of Kay, Benton and Lucy!
  • More

    3
    By Fortunate1269
    I have read the entire Scarpetta series and loved them all; however, this left me feeling like there should have been more...
  • Another great Patricia Cornwell book

    5
    By pointaken
    Great Scarpetta novel! Just as all of Cornwell's are, with all the usual characters. Great read!
  • Just ok

    3
    By RickyD22
    Too much descriptive writing that didn't add anything. In the end it seemed like the story had to end in like 5 paragraphs and it was done. Not a very entertaining story.
  • Well...

    1
    By runner42
    I have read every book in this series, the AndY Brazil and Win Garano series. I had hoped that this one would be better then the last two. But not to be. I feel as the writer’s bordom with the charater is showing. The books use to not have such a cookie cutter read.
  • Don't Bother

    1
    By Stumped16
    Have read many of her books, this one was a total disappointment. The story line was very disconnected and it just seemed to drag on forever.

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