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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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Format: Ebook
Author: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels
Summary: After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge, Massachusetts, when she receives an unsettling call. The body of a young woman has been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby field and 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.
Title: Dust / Patricia Cornwell.
Subject: Scarpetta, Kay (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Medical examiners (Law) -- Fiction. Forensic pathologists -- Fiction. Murder victims -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Fiction. Serial murders -- Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction. Thrillers Suspense Cambridge (Mass.) -- Fiction. Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction.
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Isbn: 9781101636428 (electronic bk.) 1101636424 (electronic bk.)
Current Holds: 5
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: PS3553.O692 D87 2013eb
Oclc: 861750611
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Bib Id: 479192

Format: Ebook
Author: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels, author.
Summary: After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge, Massachusetts, when she receives an unsettling call. The body of a young woman has been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby field and 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.
Title: Dust / Patricia Cornwell.
Description: 1 online resource (495 pages)
Series: A Scarpetta novel ; 21
Series: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels. author. Scarpetta novel.
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: Thrillers
Subjects: Suspense
Subjects: Cambridge (Mass.) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.
Notes: Description based on print version record.
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ISBN: 1101636424 (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: PS3553.O692 D87 2013eb