Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge, Massachusetts, when she receives an unsettling call. The body of a young woman has been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby field and physical evidence links the case to a series of uniquely weird homicides in Washington, D.C., where Scarpetta's FBI husband has been deployed to help capture a serial killer dubbed the Capital Murderer.

Publisher: New York :, G. P. Putnam's Sons,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780399157578
Characteristics: 495 pages ; 25 cm


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Mar 30, 2015

This was boring. She whined and whined and I stopped listening to the tape.

Oct 12, 2014

I did enjoy the earlier Kay Scarpetta novels, but I find the latest ones are not worth the time it takes to read them. This one is at least 75% Kay's problems with other people and maybe at the most 25% of solving the actual crimes. If you want something to read and this book is free and all that is available then read it. If you are new to Patricia Cornwell's book read her early novels and you will enjoy them. Forget about the latter ones.

Apr 21, 2014

Finished the book last night. Quite enjoyed it but found it very long. Was disappointed in the ending. I must have missed something because I could not find an explaination why Ed Granby was covering up Benton's findings.

Mar 18, 2014
  • JCLJenniferM rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Cornwell is back to original form with her latest Scarpetta novels. For all of us who read series, we love them for their characters. Scarpetta, Marino, Benton and Lucy face their usual trials and we learn more about their demons and drive. Recommended for fans!

Feb 25, 2014
  • peanuts_5 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I gave it a four but really meant 2.

Jan 23, 2014
  • mrehmert rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I usually enjoy Patricia Cornwell's novels, but this particular one seemed to drag on. Her use of technicaly terms made reading dry. Benton REALLY needs to either retire and take a very long vacation. It's very obvious he's getting burned out.

Jan 22, 2014
  • moviefan01 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Over the years, I've read all the
"Scarpetta" novels. As with most mystery series, the quality of individual novels can vary greatly, and that's the case with Cornwell. I found several books (i.e., Scarpetta,
Scarpetta Factor, Port Mortuary) to be
tough going: Marino is too much of an
angry white man (I could easily see him having a long list of police brutality complaints!), and Benton Wesley frequently came across as too prissy or priggish and know-it-all.
In this novel, Cornwell is back to form,
however: While Marino is still angry,
Benton now seems more human and
likeable, and it features a solid mystery involving a creepy killer. I notice this novel has some negative reviews on Amazon, especially regarding "Scarpetta's" involvement in the Newtown school shooting, but that angle seemed well done and (for me) didn't detract from Dust.

Jan 01, 2014
  • candle rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I didn't care much for this book. although I've read several of her novels. She seems to be using too many terms which don't mean much to the layman. I know it's about forensics, but the constant use of the complicated terms became tiring.

Nov 02, 2013

this book has been on order for a long time. what is the hold up?

Aug 11, 2013
  • downingenator rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Does anyone know the release date for this? Been on order foe quite a while.


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