Cruel and Unusual: Scarpetta 4 (Kay Scarpetta Mysteries) (Mass Market Paperbound)

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"A knockout" (People) of a thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta.

"Killing me won't kill the beast" are the last words of rapist-murderer Ronnie Joe Waddell, written four days before his execution. But they can't explain how medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta finds Waddell's fingerprints on another crime scene--after she'd performed his autopsy. If this is some sort of game, Scarpetta seems to be the target. And if the next victim is someone she knows, the punishment will be cruel and unusual...

Praise For…

"A knockout."

-- People

"Ingenious...a first-rate storyteller."

-- Los Angeles Times Book Review

" extremely effective novel of suspense, in all its varieties...Corwell's sleuth is the best in the business."

-- Entertainment Weekly

"Classic Cornwell...chilling...riveting...utterly convincing."

-- Richmond Times-Dispatch

Product Details
ISBN: 9781416505402
ISBN-10: 1416505407
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2005
Pages: 410
Language: English
Series: Kay Scarpetta Mysteries