Chaos

Chaos

A Scarpetta Novel

by Patricia Cornwell

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 30/01/2018

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CHAOS

From the Ancient Greek (χάος or kháos)

A vast chasm or void. Anarchy. The science of unpredictability.

On a late summer evening in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her investigative partner, Pete Marino, respond to a call about a dead bicyclist near the Kennedy School of Government. It appears that a young woman has been attacked with almost superhuman force.

Even before Scarpetta's headquarters has been officially notified about the case, Marino and Scarpetta's FBI agent husband, Benton Wesley, receive suspicious calls, allegedly from someone at Interpol. But it makes no sense. Why would the elite international police agency know about the case or be interested? It soon becomes apparent that an onslaught of harassment might be the work of an anonymous cyberbully named Tailend Charlie, who has been sending cryptic communications to Scarpetta for over a week.

Even Lucy, her brilliant tech-savvy niece, can't trace who it is or how this person could have access to intimate information. When a second death shocks Scarpetta to her core, it becomes apparent she and those close to her are confronted with something far bigger and more dangerous than they'd ever imagined.

 

ISBN:
9780062436719
9780062436719
Category:
Thriller / suspense
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
30-01-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
203.2x134.92x22.89mm
Weight:
0.29kg
Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell is recognized as one of the world's top bestselling crime authors with novels translated into thirty-six languages in more than 120 countries.

Her novels have won numerous prestigious awards including the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, Macavity, and the French Prix du Roman d'Aventure prize. Beyond the Scarpetta series, Patricia has written fiction and non-fiction, including a definitive book about Jack the Ripper.

A licensed helicopter pilot and scuba diver, Cornwell actively researches the cutting-edge forensic technologies that inform her work. She was born in Miami, grew up in Montreat, NC, and now lives and works in Boston.

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