The Bone Bed

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Thorndike Press, 2012 - Fiction - 603 pages
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In Alberta, Canada, an eminent paleontologist disappears from a dinosaur dig site, and at the Cambridge Forensic Center, Kay Scarpetta receives a grisly communication that gives her a dreadful reason to suspect this may become her next case. Then, with shocking speed, events begin to unfold.
A body recovered from Boston Harbor reveals bizarre trace evidence hinting of a link to other unsolved cases that seem to have nothing in common. Who is behind all this? And whom can Scarpetta trust? Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI agent husband, Benton Wesley, are both unhappy with her because of personnel changes at the CFC, and her niece Lucy has become even more secretive than usual. Scarpetta fears she just may be on her own this time--against an enormously powerful and cunning enemy who seems impossible to defeat.

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User Review  - LeslieHurd - LibraryThing

Once again Scarpetta is on the trail of a serial killer, though it takes awhile for the deaths to be linked. The cover blurb refers to secrets being kept by those closest to Scarpetta, her husband ... Read full review

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User Review  - KarenHerndon - LibraryThing

First I've read of this author and will definitely read more of her books. Good mystery- kept me guessing all the way to the end which is seldom for me. Liked her writing style, characters and her layering of false info to keep they mystery going. 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 Ripper--Case Closed. Her earlier works include Postmortem--the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year--and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain's 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.