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  • ISBN 0316733172
  • ISBN13 978-0316733175
  • Language English
  • Publisher Berkeley Books; Export ed edition
  • Formats rtf lit azw txt
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Thrillers and Suspense
  • Size ePub 1801 kb
  • Size Fb2 1598 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 489

The Scarpetta Factor book. Scarpetta is un-recognizable from the early books-when she was a smart, loving, still hopeful woman with a life outside of the morgue.

The Scarpetta Factor book. I am convinced that Kay Scarpetta is a thinly disguised Pat Cornwell and I can't help wondering why she I can't begin to describe how disappointed I am, not only in this book, but in the last several.

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Scarpetta already regretted the cheeseburger and fries in the cardboard box she carried. How long had they been in the warming cabinet on the serving line of the NYU Medical School cafeteria? It was late for lunch, almost three .

The Scarpetta Factor. Scarpetta already regretted the cheeseburger and fries in the cardboard box she carried.

The seventeenth book in the Kay Scarpetta series, from No. 1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell. America's most chilling writer of crime fiction' The TimesIt is the week before Christmas

The seventeenth book in the Kay Scarpetta series, from No. America's most chilling writer of crime fiction' The TimesIt is the week before Christmas. But in no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of dramatic and unsettling events. She is asked live on the air about the sensational case of Hannah Starr, who has vanished and is presumed dead.

In 2007's The Book of the Dead, Scarpetta and Wesley become engaged. The name Scarpetta is a diminutive, meaning "Little Shoe", as revealed in the 2009 novel The Scarpetta Factor. By the beginning of 2008's Scarpetta, Benton and Kay are married. In addition to a large custom-built house that includes a restaurant kitchen, a great room, and a mud room, Scarpetta also drives a new Mercedes, which she replaces often: in one case, after Lucy wrecks it, and in another after it is involved in the murder of her morgue assistant. This novel points out that the underlying pun is similar to the name of Caligula. whose name means "Little Boot" in Latin.

Patricia Cornwell The Scarpetta Factor To Michael Rudell- lawyer, friend, Renaissance man And as always, to Staci We owe respect to the .

Patricia Cornwell The Scarpetta Factor To Michael Rudell- lawyer, friend, Renaissance man And as always, to Staci We owe respect to the living. To the dead we owe only truth. Voltaire, 1785 1 A frigid wind gusted in from the East River, snatching at Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s coat as she walked quickly along 30th Street. It was one week before Christmas without a hint of the holidays in what she thought of as Manhattan ’s Tragic Triangle, three vertices connected by wretchedne. How long had they been in the warming cabinet on the serving line of the NYU Medical School cafeteria?

The Scarpetta Factor. The best-selling author of seven novels, with an eighth book and a movie deal in the works, Cornwell employed a staff of eight and occupied a suite of offices. От издателя:Patricia Cornwell, geboren 1956 in Miami, arbeitete als Gerichtsreporterin und in der forensischen Medizin, bevor sie mit ihren Thrillern um Kay Scarpett. (формат: 110х180 мм, 540стр. She surrounded herself with bodyguards, rented private jets and helicopters, and erected a shrine to herself filled with Scarpetta memorabilia: T-shirts, caps, and posters. KATHERINE I. GORDON). Источник: Cornwell, Patricia.

What people don’t know is that Kay Scarpetta and her husband, Dr. Benton Wesley, are being stalked themselves, apparently by one of his former mental patients. Their lives and safety are threatened when a package that looks like a bomb arrives at their apartment. It becomes even more complex when an organized crime figure becomes involved in the plot.

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Don't get me wrong; I am a huge Scarpetta fan, but this is neither novel nor story. It is a stream of consciousness, full of anger, and repetitive in every context. I wouldn't mind a walk through Kay or Lucy's emotions but to do so over and over and over - page after page - with no new insights is just....well it is just plain boring.

Additionally, Kay is not a likable person. Did I just not notice this before? I could go on and on, but you get the point. I've read every one of the Scarpetta series and, tho I am unsure if I've read this one before, I am so sorry I wasted money and time on it. Please don't make the same mistake.
I have read Patricia Cornwell since her very first book and this one was the worst book she has written. I skimmed it after a while because it just droned on and on. I never could finish the book. I usually finish every book I start, but not this one. Sorry Scarpetta!
The Scarpetta stories are starting to lose their pizzazz, IMO. I used to really enjoy them, the mysteries, the bits of personal stories, etc., but in recent years I haven't been finding them nearly so interesting or fun to read. Maybe it was when messed up things between Scarpetta and Marino, seemed like everything has gone downhill since then...
I love Mercedes
I'm a huge fan of the Scarpetta novels, but this one left me wanting. The back and forth action between 2 scenes happening simultaneously was a bit off-putting. A little of that would have gone a long way.

I actually had to force myself to finish reading this one. It won't stop me from reading the rest of the series though. I'm hopeful that the remaining books will return to a more engaging writing style.
I agree with the other reviewers that this book is better than what I've come to expect from Cornwell. In fact, I too had decided not to buy any more of her books but, each time she comes out with a new Scarpetta, I just can't help myself!

This one is better than the last few. But at the end I found myself dangling. More specifically, without revealing too much of the story, in the first part of the book, a great deal of time is spent developing story lines for two characters, a CNN talk show host, Hannah Starr, and an old nemesis of Benton's, Warner Agee. But more than half way through the book these characters sort of disappear without so much as a "by your leave." For instance, just when the reader is sharing Scarpetta's dismay about Starr stealing her BlackBerry, which isn't password protected yet full of important, private information, Scarpetta finds the device and discovers . . . it has never been opened. Exit Starr, stage left, and as for Agee, his ending is never adequately explained and is simply bizarre (as is Benton's reaction to his enemy's demise). All in all, these weird plot developments just leave the reader scratching his/her head saying "huh?" Worse, the twist of who is really "the bad guy," putting Scarpetta in the path of danger once again, is so undeveloped as to be unbelievable.

Cornwell does do a pretty good job of back-filling some information that she missed in earlier books so if you've read the earlier books you may be somewhat mollified. But the promise of the first half of the book is shattered by the weak second half and crowded with unnecessary subplots that do little except distract.

I'm really going to try to avoid the next Scarpetta book.
I couldn't even remember what this book was about when I came now to review it. Then I re-read a few reviews and it all came back. I agree, Benton is a cardboard cut-out. I love men but don't know a single one that perfect! Men are truly from Mars, but Benton seems to be from some other planet. One not in our universe, a cold rocky flat star.

And the whole Marino attack thing, I found that to ring false too. "Everyone adores Kay, Kay is so perfect, Oh Poor Kay is such a victim, it's so unfair how the little people are so mean to Kay..." How about some genuine human flaws?

I really love the Scarpetta series, but feel like our author is maybe getting bored with it. If you truly are, just take a break from Scarpetta and write something else, or retire her like Rebus and Harry Potter have been, or whatever. I guess what I feel most of all is a loss of the author's joy in creating these tales. I'm not a writing coach but it seems like something is off.

All that being said, I'm still a huge Patricia Cornwell and Kay Scarpetta fan. Hope it works itself out in the next few books, if Cornwell decides to proceed.
Many years ago when I first found the world of Kay Scarpetta I was like an addict. I couldn't buy and read these books fast enough. The last three books, though, have been....boring. To be honest, my dedication waned several books back when Kay lost her job as the top Virginia M.E. Along with the never ending Chandonne threat, which, in my opinion, never should have taken up more than one book.
I saw Ms. Cornwell in an interview where she stated that she changed her writing style, making chapters shorter, because readers have short attention spans. How can a person that will read several hundred pages of writing have a short attention span? If I could say anything to Ms. Cornwell it would be, "please go back to the beginning and write that way again."
With several difficult tasks I needed to tackle and complete I tucked my new copy of _The Scarpetta Factor_ in my desk drawer to read after all those tasks were done. It was to be my reward; I've always loved Cornwell's Scarpetta stories. Not a good decision this time.

At many places in The Factor I was ready to quit. Not one character "came alive". The technical terms dragged on and on (and I usually am interested in learning new terms and technicalities). Even the diaglogue between and among characters was often mundane and led nowhere. I kept waiting to see it would "matter" later on......

I pushed on. I finished reading the book....and I feel empty. Disappointed. Maybe I need to find another author's series to explore? And I certainly won't save another Cornwell story to reward myself for completing some difficult task.