The Scarpetta Factor

Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
Series: Kay Scarpetta Mysteries Series No: 17
Genre: Mystery
CD - abridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: B00726
Released: Oct 21, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611760323
Narrator/s: Kate Reading
Publisher: Penguin Group US
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns in The Scarpetta Factor. As the senior forensic analyst for CNN, Scarpetta has a busy schedule. While enduring a struggling economy, she finds herself offering her services to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. This choice launches a series of unexpected and unsettling events that affect all of Cornwell's much-loved characters. "When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell."-New York Times Book Review

All formats/editions

Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
Narrator(s): Kate Reading
Product Number Z100012346
Released: Oct 20, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781415960356
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
Product Number EB00400549
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: #9781101148907

Professional reviews

"With a number of positions as a medical examiner behind her in previous novels, Kay Scarpetta now serves as a CNN analyst and does pro bono work for the ME's office in New York City. When the murder of a Central Park jogger is linked to the disappearance of a wealthy financier, Scarpetta begins to connect the dots. Narrator Kate Reading adds intensity with her multilayered characterizations of all four major players--Scarpetta; her husband, Benton, a forensic psychologist; her niece, Lucy, a computer geek, and her friend and associate, Marino, a tough cop. Darker than previous Scarpetta novels, this installment is encumbered by extensive narrative passages in which the only action is psychological. The point of view shifts among the primary players, and Reading adds appeal by delivering each section in a subtle version of the narrating character's voice. N.M.C. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"