Unnatural exposure

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G.P. Putnam's, Aug 1, 1997 - Fiction - 338 pages
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta is newly returned from Dublin, where she was called in to examine the remains of a murder victim whose limbs and head were expertly severed - a signature of a cunning serial killer on the loose again after an eight-year sabbatical - when the same killer apparently strikes again, this time much closer to home. After Scarpetta investigates the murder scene, the killer boldly contacts her through the Internet, inviting her to download photos of the murder victim and signing off with a chilling screen name: deadoc.
When Scarpetta determines that the victim was exposed to a rare smallpox-like virus before she died and, later, that she herself may have been infected, she realizes that she is up against a killer with access to an incredibly sophisticated arsenal of deadly force - a killer with a specific animus directed toward her.

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As always the ending come too quickly. - Goodreads
I liked her writing in this one very well. - Goodreads
Cornwell continues to be creative with her plot lines. - Goodreads
Cornwell has definitely done her research here. - Goodreads
Anyway, I won't spoil the ending. - Goodreads

Review: Unnatural Exposure (Kay Scarpetta #8)

User Review  - Phil Hait - Goodreads

Is the mass murderer that leaves headless corpses hitting again? ME Scarpetta believes otherwise & must prove it against the wishes of a State Police Detective that has other ideas on his agenda. When ... Read full review

Review: Unnatural Exposure (Kay Scarpetta #8)

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Of all Patricia Cornwell's books featuring Kay Scarpetta (& I've read them all), this one is my favorite. It's not just that the topic takes Scarpetta outside of the morgue, it shows a human side of ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Patricia Cornwell is the winner of the 1991 Edgar Award, Britain's John Creasey Award, the Antony Award, and the MacCavity Award for best first mystery novel. She lives in Richmond, Virginia. Her latest novel, "From Potter's Field, " was a #1 "New York Times" bestseller.