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#1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling world of gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta in this suspense classic.

Little Emily Steiner left a church meeting late one afternoon and strolled toward home along a lakeside path; a week later, her nude body was discovered, bound in blaze-orange duct tape. Called by the North Carolina authorities, forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta recognizes similarities to the gruesome work of a serial killer who has long eluded the FBI But as she tries to make sense of the evidence, she is left with questions that lead her to the Body Farm, a little known research facility in Tennessee where, with the help of some grisly experiments, she might discover the answer.

It is Scarpetta alone who can interpret the forensic hieroglyphics that eventually reveal a solution to the case as staggering as it is horrifying. But she must also endeavor to help her niece, Lucy, who is embroiled in controversy at Quantico. And Scarpetta, too, is vulnerable, as she opens herself to the first physical and emotional bond she has felt in far too long a time. Tenacious and brilliant, tender and gentle, this is Scarpetta even more realized and poignant than we’ve seen her before—in a stunning achievement from a bestselling author at the peak of her powers.

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Gripping...
March 29th, 2015
Had a hard time putting it down. Well written with not a lot of forensic language that is difficult for non-scientifc lay people to grasp. Thoroughly enjoyable!
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Wow
February 7th, 2014
Reread this novel for the second time and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice to go back and be reminded of how the Kay Scar petty had started and was developed. Thanks for a great read Ms. Cornwell!
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The Body Farm
November 27th, 2013
Another fine edition of the Scarpetta series. Very detailed and enjoyable.
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