The Bone Bed (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 16, 2012 - Fiction - 496 pages
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A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She has no idea why.

But as events unfold with alarming speed, Scarpetta begins to suspect that the paleontologistís disappearance is connected to a series of crimes much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age.

When she turns to those around her, Scarpetta finds that the danger and suspicion have penetrated even her closest circles. Her niece Lucy speaks in riddles. Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI forensic psychologist and husband, Benton Wesley, have secrets of their own. Feeling alone and betrayed, Scarpetta is tempted by someone from her past as she tracks a killer both cunning and cruel.
  

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a good read

User Review  - gaspara - Overstock.com

as always with this author, a good read. I enjoy her scientific inclusions into the story lines. Well written and engaging Read full review

Great Book!

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Patricia Cornwell does it again! Haven't been disappointed in any of her books. Love listening to them even better than reading. ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Patricia Cornwell's most recent bestsellers include Red Mist, Port Mortuary, and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the RipperóCase Closed. Her earlier works include Postmortemóthe only novel to win five major crime awards in a single yearóand Cruel and Unusual, which won Britainís prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the best crime
novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author.

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