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Dust

By Patricia Daniels Cornwell

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.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780399157578


Format: Book
Author: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels
Summary: "The new Kay Scarpetta novel . . . . After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Exhausted and ill, she's recovering at home when she receives an unsettling call. The body of a young woman has been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby field. The victim, a graduate student named Gail Shipman, is oddly draped in ivory linen and posed in a way that is too deliberate to be the killer's first strike. A preliminary examination in the sea of red mud where the body has been left also reveals a bizarre residue that fluoresces blood red, emerald green and sapphire blue. Physical evidence links the case to a series of uniquely weird homicides in Washington, D.C., where Scarpetta's FBI husband has been deployed to help capture a serial killer dubbed the Capital Murderer. The cases all connect and yet seem to conflict. Gail Shipman was murdered for financial gain-or was she? It will require the usual ensemble of characters to find out the truth, including Scarpetta's sidekick Pete Marino, who has undergone a drastic change in his life that places him center stage in a Cambridge investigation that puts everyone at risk" -- Provided by publisher.
Title: Dust / Patricia Cornwell.
Publisher Date: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2013]
Subject: Scarpetta, Kay (Fictitious character) -- Fiction Medical examiners (Law) -- Fiction Forensic pathologists -- Fiction Murder victims -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Fiction. Serial murders -- Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction. Cambridge (Mass.) -- Fiction Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780399157578 (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 21
Call Number: F Cornwell
Oclc: 837179161
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Bib Id: 453094

Format: Book
Author: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels
Summary: "The new Kay Scarpetta novel . . . . After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Exhausted and ill, she's recovering at home when she receives an unsettling call. The body of a young woman has been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby field. The victim, a graduate student named Gail Shipman, is oddly draped in ivory linen and posed in a way that is too deliberate to be the killer's first strike. A preliminary examination in the sea of red mud where the body has been left also reveals a bizarre residue that fluoresces blood red, emerald green and sapphire blue. Physical evidence links the case to a series of uniquely weird homicides in Washington, D.C., where Scarpetta's FBI husband has been deployed to help capture a serial killer dubbed the Capital Murderer. The cases all connect and yet seem to conflict. Gail Shipman was murdered for financial gain-or was she? It will require the usual ensemble of characters to find out the truth, including Scarpetta's sidekick Pete Marino, who has undergone a drastic change in his life that places him center stage in a Cambridge investigation that puts everyone at risk" -- Provided by publisher.
Title: Dust / Patricia Cornwell.
Publisher, Date: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2013]
Description: 495 pages ; 25 cm
Series: A Scarpetta novel ; 21
Subjects: Scarpetta, Kay (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Subjects: Medical examiners (Law) -- Fiction
Subjects: Forensic pathologists -- Fiction
Subjects: Murder victims -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Fiction.
Subjects: Serial murders -- Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Cambridge (Mass.) -- Fiction
Subjects: Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction
LCCN: 2013030232
ISBN: 9780399157578 (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 21
Call Number: F Cornwell