The world's number-one-bestselling crime writer is back with another scorching thriller featuring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta.
Kay Scarpetta steps over the threshold of a new life after her work as Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner comes to a jarring end. She's settling into a career as a private forensic consultant in Florida, deep into a case that left her colleagues in Louisiana profoundly disturbed. Then she receives chilling news: From his cell on death row, Jean-Baptiste Chandonne - the vicious and unrepentant Wolfman, who pursued her to her very doorstep - has asked to see her. Only to the legendary Dr. Scarpetta will he tell his secrets: the evidence that will bring a global investigation to a swift conclusion. Now she must unravel a twisting conspiracy with an international reach . . . and confront the shock of her life.
About the author: Cornwell spent six years working for the Virginia Chief Medical Examiner's office - first as a technical writer and then as a computer analyst - and also served as a volunteer police officer. Cornwell wrote Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case Closed, in which she argues that the Ripper was actually British Impressionist painter Walter Sickert. This controversial book was a success and marked her first appearance on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list. Kay Scarpetta made her debut in Cornwell's first novel, the internationally acclaimed Postmortem, published in 1990. Cornwell has since written 11 more books featuring Scarpetta. Patricia Cornwell currently resides in Greenwich, Connecticut....Continua