Flesh and Blood

Flesh and Blood

Large Print - 2014
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"It's Dr. Kay Scarpetta's birthday, and she's about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids' game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her cellphone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there's been a homicide five minutes away. A high school music teacher has been shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car. No one has heard or seen a thing.In this 22nd Scarpetta novel, the master forensic sleuth finds herself in the unsettling pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. The shots seem impossible, yet they are so perfect they cause instant death. The victims appear to have had nothing in common, and there is no pattern to indicate where the killer will strike next. First New Jersey, then Massachusetts, and then the murky depths off the coast of South Florida, where Scarpetta investigates a shipwreck, looking for answers that only she can discover and analyze. And it is there that she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her techno genius niece, Lucy, Scarpetta's own flesh and blood"--
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, ©2014.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9780062325372
Characteristics: 561 pages ;,23 cm.

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BLACKSQUIRREL_1
Jun 01, 2015

Like her earlier books. Really liked it till I got to the end....CLIFFHANGER.....now I'll have read again when next one comes out.

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rahmmie
May 06, 2015

I understand that after a main character has existed for so long it cannot be fresh and original every single time and Cornwell seems to have taken this to heart after a series of books that were way below mediocre. Still, nothing extraordinary about this one except the <gasp> ending, which you will find out on your own if you read it. Personally, as long as the book is borrowed from a library or a free download it's fine, but I would feel robbed if I had paid for this book

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larsonc04
Mar 29, 2015

This book was okay. Not as smooth as I would have liked.

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gloryb
Mar 02, 2015

Some of the plot involves action in past novels, and background of her main characters. The title, "Flesh and Blood" obviously refers to Lucy who seems to be the one on the hook in this novel. While reading, I just got tired of Cornwell's use of many acronyms, rifle characteristics, and medical terminology, not to mention the cussing, particularly by the police officer(s) and the fill-in dialogue to show the passing of time. For me, these things detracted from the plot which focused around identifying a sniper who was responsible for a number of deaths. After reading this book, I found it hard to believe the positive reviews printed on the backcover and book flaps. BTW, Cornwell couldn't complete the story in 369 pages. The story ends on a cliffhanger. Readers might like the many references to current worldly issues.

cane420 Jan 20, 2015

OH PC. HOW CAN YOU DO THIS TO ME ?? WHAT A CLIFFHANGER !!! needless to say , CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE !!!

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jazpur
Jan 11, 2015

Predictable and pedestrian. I'm not reading any more of hers.Patricia Cornwell should give up on Kay Scarpetta and all the usual suspects..

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nannerl
Dec 20, 2014

While much improved from her previous 2 novels, I found the ending to be weak. She still has a problem with making her characters likeable, but at least this time they weren't obnoxious. For the most part.

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