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Author: Patricia Daniels Cornwell
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was struck by lightning--except the weather is perfectly clear with not a cloud in sight. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center's director and chief, decides at the scene that this is no accidental Act of God. Her investigation becomes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Mystery fiction
Named Person: Kay Scarpetta, (Fictitious character); Kay Scarpetta, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Daniels Cornwell
ISBN: 9781410493248 1410493245 9780062436733 0062436732
OCLC Number: 971250710
Description: 591 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Patricia Cornwell.

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In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was struck by lightning--except the weather is perfectly clear with not a cloud in sight. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center's director and chief, decides at the scene that this is no accidental Act of God. Her investigation becomes complicated when she begins receiving a flurry of bizarre poems from an anonymous cyberbully who calls himself Tailend Charlie. Though subsequent lab results support Scarpetta's conclusions, the threatening messages don't stop. When the tenth poem arrives exactly twenty-four hours after Elisa's death, Scarpetta begins to suspect the harasser is involved, and sounds the alarm to her investigative partner Pete Marino and her husband, FBI analyst Benton Wesley. She also enlists the help of her niece, Lucy. But to Scarpetta's surprise, tracking the slippery Tailend Charlie is nearly impossible, even for someone as brilliant as her niece. Also, Lucy can't explain how this anonymous nemesis could have access to private information. To make matters worse, a venomous media is whipping the public into a frenzy, questioning the seasoned forensics chief's judgment and "a quack cause of death on a par with spontaneous combustion."

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