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Unnatural Exposure
Unnatural Exposure
Unnatural Exposure
Аудиокнига11 часов

Unnatural Exposure

Написано Patricia Cornwell

Озвучено C. J. Critt

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Filled with tension and continual surprises, Unnatural Exposure is a thrilling chapter in Virginia Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta’s life--and a triumph for #1 New York Times best-selling author Patricia Cornwell. The body of an elderly woman is found dismembered in a Virginia landfill. Scarpetta initially believes the clues mirror that of a serial killer she’s tracked before, but upon further investigation, she discovers puzzling pox-like erruptions on the woman’s body that, perhaps, point in another direction. When the killer contacts her via e-mail, Scarpetta enlists the aid of her computer-savvy niece, Lucy, to help track this monster through cyberspace. Learning that the Virginia victim was exposed to a high-tech virus that might unleash an epidemic, Scarpetta realizes she’s dealing with a sophisticated mind. Her investigation leads her from the government’s biological defense facility in Utah, to Atlanta’s Center for Disease Control--and eventually to quarrantine, when it is discovered that Scarpetta has been exposed to this fatal virus. Along the way, she’s forced to deal with the unscrupulous ambitions of a slick FBI agent, Lucy’s problems, and her own turbulent feelings for Agent Wesley Benton.
ЯзыкEnglish
ИздательRecorded Books Audio
Дата выпуска4 мар. 2004 г.
ISBN9781436100830
Unnatural Exposure
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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, the Creasey, the Anthony, the Macavity, and the Prix du Roman d’Aventure. Beyond the Scarpetta series, Patricia has written a definitive book about Jack the Ripper, a biography, and three more fiction series among others. Cornwell, a licensed helicopter pilot and scuba diver, actively researches the forensic technologies that inform her work. She was born in Miami, grew up in Montreat, North Carolina, and now lives and works in Boston. 

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  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    I liked the book eventhough the epilogue seems to be missing. The resolution to the crime is all there so, enjoy.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    Missing the final chapter! Otherwise a great listen as usual.
  • Рейтинг: 1 из 5 звезд
    1/5
    The plot revolves too much around personal issues.
    The story is dragged too long to end disappointingly.
    Not sure why the series are listed as top detective stories. There is literally no detecting.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Kaye Scarpetta, chief medical examiner of Virginia, is once again confronted with death threats from an anonymous e-mailer and the gruesome remains of a serial killer.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    A Riveting thought provoking read that I couldn’t put down
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Great Book, Recording skipped a litte in a few places
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Only one comment: adults do get chicken poxs. I had a severe case at age 18. I love Kay Scarpetta, but how could she be so irresponsible to leave the hospital when she might have Smallpox?
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    Kay Scarpetta is investigating not only murder in this eighth volume of her series, but also a possibly intentional outbreak of a pox-like virus. In fact, she herself might have been exposed! My impressions: -I think it's ridiculously sad that one of Kay's staff or colleagues has to die in every book. -It's also pretty far-fetched that Kay, as the chief medical examiner for the state, has a personal face-to-face encounter with the killer at the end of every book. I don't expect my fictional entertainment to be exactly like real life, but this particular trope is getting pretty old. -Kay spends some time in quarantine after thinking she might be exposed to the virus and she's not a good patient. She snaps at people who are just trying to help and she's super bored, which is, as you can imagine is also boring to read about.-Previous to this volume, there was a three book arc in which Scarpetta was chasing the same killer around. This seems to be happening again, as there is another mystery began in this book which is not solved by the end of it.-I'm getting pretty impatient with the relationship between Kay and Benton. There's no longer any obstructions (i.e. his wife) so, there shouldn't be any reason for them to stay apart, but Kay's prevaricating. Fortunately, now that Lucy is older, her relationship with Kay seems to be improving. -I enjoyed learning more about viruses and quarantine procedures. Cornwell has definitely done her research here. It's just mystifying sometimes how she can be so accurate and factual about certain things like procedures and time-lines, but then feels like she has to manufacture suspense and manipulate her characters into doing things that seem out of character for them to do in order to create relationship conflicts. I've read these first eight books pretty much back to back...I think I'm pretty much Scarpetta'd out at this point. I'm going to take a break for a while and revisit this series again in the future.
  • Рейтинг: 2 из 5 звезд
    2/5
    a book out of the cornwell machine. predictable, fast paced, easy beach reading or while waiting at an airport.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    This is a solid mystery in the Cornwell tradition, although if you’ve read a lot of her (as I have), she may be wearing thin on you by now (as she is on me). I like following the ongoing developments of her four main characters: Kay Scarpetta; her lover FBI agent; her niece Lucy; and her curmudgeonly police detective friend. But the mysteries seem to be getting less and less believable as the series rolls on. Maybe it’s time for Cornwell to move in a different direction. (And she does aggravate a major pet peeve of mine – overreliance on the “and” conjunction, resulting in convulted and nonsensical sentences.)
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    Not a bad whodunit, but the perp was introduced in the last dew minutes....personal foul, 15 yard penalty!
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    Kay Scarpetta begins an autopsy on a limbless and headless torso, but the torso has a rash like smallpox. Kay and her employee Wingo have been exposed. Then more cases appear on the island of Tangier. An epidemic threat impels Kay and the FBI to find the cause. Kay realizes that she loves Benton, but she cannot live with him on a day-to-day basis. Lucy loves her friend who also works for the FBI. But if the FBI discovers this secret, both women could lose their job. Pete Marino does not seem as important in this novel. As usual, Cornwell does a good job with research and details, but the killings that began the story are not solved. The killer apprehended is not the killer being sought at the beginning of the story.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    A very quick read and one where I actually didn't anticipate who the killer was. I wish she'd delved a little more into Wingo's death. She alluded to knowing him for years, but I believe he made only one other appearance. I hope the closure wrt Mark leads to some closure with Benton. Wonder if the original case will ever be solvedAOL makes its appearance. OMG email!
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    I’m just not sure what to think about this series. I like forensics angle, and the mystery, but these later books are just so bogged down in the sturm und drang of Kay’s life. Oh, the malaise! Kay Scarpetta has the angst of your average 15 year old girl, and it’s starting to get in the way. The story here is interesting and does make you wonder about what would have to happen if a disease such as smallpox were to be used as a weapon, and the final confrontation was good, but I found the "who" in the "whodunnit" rather unsatisfying. Part of what makes a mystery satisfying is the discovery of whether or not you are right in your suspicions, but in this book there really was no way to figure it out ahead of time. Yet, I keep reading them.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    Better than the previous. But only marginally. Personal relations with the interesting people (Marino and Lucy, not Wesley) lack punch. Crime was interesting and the trail to the solution was okay. Ending was a little abrupt, but not as stupid as in the last book.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Good mystery, especially for someone who likes science/anatomy
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    This was the first Patricia Cornwell Scarpetta book that I read - Now I'm hooked. Patricia Cornwell draws you into Scarpetta's life, personality, and emotions, while still keeping you guessing at the mystery!
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    Starts off in Dublin! Scarpetta is investigating a serial killer who appears to have killed in Dublin as well as Richmond, possibly starting in Ireland. And then another victim turns up. But all is not what it seems.