Red Mist

Red Mist

eBook - 2011
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Penguin Putnam
With high-tension suspense and cutting-edge technology, Patricia Cornwell—the world’s #1 bestselling crime writer—once again proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall in this remarkable novel featuring chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta.

On her quest to find out exactly what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months before, Scarpetta drives to the Georgia Prison for Women to meet a convicted sex offender and the mother of a vicious and diabolically brilliant killer. Against the advice of her FBI criminal intelligence agent husband, Benton Wesley, Scarpetta is determined to hear this woman out.

Scarpetta has both personal and professional reasons to learn more about a string of grisly killings: the murder of a Savannah family years earlier, a young woman on death row, and then other inexplicable deaths that begin to occur at a breathtaking pace. Driven by inner forces, Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with Fielding’s death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale.

And she is the only one who can stop it.

Baker & Taylor
Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings.

Publisher: 2011
ISBN: 9781101552186
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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mirogers
Jan 28, 2016

This Scarpetta Book was very good. I have read them all up to this one. Now I am starting the next one in the series. I will say I too have been disappointed with some of the previous books, but starting with Port Mortuary, they have been so much better.

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cmlibrary_cbretz
Dec 29, 2015

Fans of Patricia Cornwell’s books will not be disappointed with this nineteenth installment of the “Kay Scarpetta” series. The usual cast of characters is back as Scarpetta works to discover the source of the deaths and clear her name. Sit back and invest some time in the characters of this popular medical thriller series.

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karin66
Sep 05, 2015

I love the Scarpetta series. I have read them in order up to Red Mist and I like the fact that when references are made from previous books it is done so that if you have read them it isn't too repetitious but if you haven't, and just picked up a later novel, you're not lost and the story flows.

Some think Cornwell is getting repetitious with her characters and becoming predictable, but I enjoy the familiarity. If a story about a Chief Medical Examiner and the company she keeps and the mysteries and pickles they get into is your thing, I highly recommend any of this series.

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Chichifan
Apr 11, 2013

Excellent Scarpetta book. Make sure you read the one before this first as this one is the sequel.

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herdenie
Sep 26, 2012

I couldn't finish this book either. A huge disappointment.

diane_v Aug 02, 2012

A great disappointment from Cornwell. I tried reading it twice and couldn't finish either time. Will hesitate to read her next book

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vsoge
Jul 30, 2012

I liked this book because it give me just a little bit more actual forensic science that I did not know. Well writen as always, I had a hard time putng it down.

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astrella
Jun 05, 2012

Sortof continues where the last installment left off. A bit moody...

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22950004615357
May 21, 2012

I had about given up on Patricia Cornwell before Port Mortuary. Her characters were all so dour humourless and depressed. But Port Mortuary restored some of my interest and Red Mist brings me firmly back into the category of a fan. The pacing is great, the plot too and I actually started to care about all these people again.

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unJoCo
May 12, 2012

Patricia Cornwell over the years falls into a "guilty pleasure" read. I must admit that I rarely read her entire novel (It needs a good edit); however, I read the start as it usually summarizes all the past Scarpetta novels and the last several chapters as it seems to summarize the current novel. If you are a loyal reader, it would be a good read. If you are a new reader of Cornwell, her newer (extremely long) novels can be read out of sequence. If you are a "serious" reader, this is not a good choice.

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