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Point of origin : a Scarpetta novel

Kay Scarpetta novel that pits Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner against an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes.

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  • "Dr Kay Scarpetta is called to a fire in an isolated farmhouse in which a mutilated body is found. At the same time a killer known to Scarpetta escapes from a forensic psychiatric hospital."
  • "A farmhouse destroyed by fire. A body amongst the ruins. Dr Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner and consulting pathologist for the federal law enforcement agency ATF, is called out to a farmhouse in Virginia which has been destroyed by fire. In the ruins of the house she finds a body which tells a story of a violent and grisly murder. The fire has come at the same time as another, even more incendiary horror: Carrie Grethen, a killer who nearly destroyed the lives of Scarpetta and those closest to her, has escaped from a forensic psychiatric hospital. Her whereabouts is unknown, but her ultimate destination is not, for Carrie has begun to communicate with Scarpetta, conveying her deadly, if cryptic, plans for revenge."
  • "Kay Scarpetta novel that pits Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner against an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes."@en
  • "Cornwell's novel is a gripping story that transcends the genre to examine the dark side of the human soul."
  • "Convicted serial killer Carrie Grethen has escaped from psychiatric hospital with plans for revenge. Wary and shaken, Scarpetta also has to investigate the death by fire of an unknown woman. The post-mortem reveals that the woman was stabbed before the fire was started, and soon Scarpetta and her colleagues are called out to the scene of another fire and another murder. When her lover Benton Wesley disappears while following up a tip-off, Scarpetta, with sudden appalling clarity, sees that Carrie has set up a scenario in which she has the upper hand and can manipulate them all."@en
  • "The clues to a series of remorseless killings go up in smoke--and only Kay Scarpetta can find them."@en
  • "This dazzling thriller pits Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta against greater odds than ever before. Convicted serial killer Carrie Grethen has escaped from psychiatric hospital with plans for revenge. Wary and shaken, Scarpetta also has to investigate the death by fire of an unknown woman. The post-mortem reveals that the woman was stabbed before the fire was started, and soon Scarpetta and her colleagues are called out to the scene of another fire and another murder. When her lover Benton Wesley disappears while following up a tip-off, Scarpetta, with sudden appalling clarity, sees that Carrie has set up a scenario in which she has the upper hand and can manipulate them all."@en
  • "This novel pits Virginia's chief medical examiner against an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes."@en
  • "Kay Scarpetta and her colleagues investigate a series of arson cases, also involving human victims. Further complicating things is Scarpetta's old nemesis, Carrie Grethen, recently escaped from a maximum security prison."@en
  • "Virginia's chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta matches wits with a wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes. The case begins with a fire in which many horses die and the embers yield a human body."@en
  • "Kay Scarpetta novel that pits Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner against an audacious and windy killer who uses fire to mask his crimes."
  • "Kay Scarpetta investigates an arson-murder and discovers evidence that sheds light on a series of unsolved crimes."@en
  • "Captured in "From Potter's Field", psychopath Carrie Grethen sends medical examiner Kay Scarpetta an unsettling note before escaping from a mental hospital. Fearful for herself, her niece, and others who helped bring down Grethen, Scarpetta still tries to concentrate on an unusual arson case."@en
  • "Nineteen horses have perished in a suspicious fire at the farm of an African-American publisher, Kenneth Sparkes."@en
  • "Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta is pitted against a wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes."@en
  • "The Virginia medical examiner, Kay Scarpetta, is faced with finding a cold blooded killer who uses fire to hide any clues that might be left."@en
  • "Kay Scarpetta is pitted against an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes."@en
  • "Convicted serial killer Carrie Grethen has escaped from psychiatric hospital with plans for revenge. Wary and shaken, Scarpetta also has to investigate the death by fire of an unknown woman. The postmortem reveals that the woman was stabbed before the fire was started, and soon Scarpetta and her colleagues are called out to the scene of another fire and another murder. When her lover Benton Wesley disappears while following up a tip-off, Scarpetta, with sudden appalling clarity, sees that Carrie has set up a scenario in which she has the upper hand and can manipulate them all."@en
  • "Virginia's chief medical examiner is pitted against an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his crimes. When Scarpetta that her old memesis, Carrie Grethen , is somehow involved, the investigation becomes personal and tragedy strikes closer to home."
  • "This thriller pits Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta against greater odds than ever before. Convicted serial killer Carrie Grethen has escaped from a psychiatric hospital with plans for revenge. Wary and shaken, Scarpetta also has to investigate the death by fire of an unknown woman. The post-mortem reveals that the woman was stabbed before the fire was started, and soon Scarpetta and her colleagues are called out to the scene of another fire and another murder."@en

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  • "Mystery fiction"
  • "Mystery fiction"@en
  • "Detective and mystery stories"
  • "Detective and mystery stories"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Audiobooks"@en
  • "Medical fiction"
  • "Audiobooks"
  • "Detective and mystery stories, American"@en
  • "Medical novels"@en
  • "Medical novels"
  • "Legal stories"@en
  • "Legal stories"
  • "Talking books"@en
  • "Suspense fiction"@en
  • "Audiobooks, Fiction"
  • "Downloadable audio books"@en

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  • "Point of origin : a Scarpetta novel"@en
  • "Point of origin by Patricia D. Cornwell"@en
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  • "Point of origin [abridged]"@en
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