Port Mortuary

Port Mortuary

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At the beginning of her professional career, when she accepted a scholarship from the Air Force to pay off her medical school debt, Scarpetta found herself ensnared in a gruesome case of hate crimes against two Americans in South Africa. Now, more than twenty years later, her secret military ties have drawn her to Dover Air Force Base, where she has been immersed in a training fellowship to master the art of CT-assisted virtual autopsy--a procedure the White House has mandated that she introduce into the private sector.

As the chief of the new Cambridge Forensic Center in Massachusetts, a joint venture of the state and federal governments and MIT, and Harvard, Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could shut down her new facility and ruin her personally and professionally. A young man drops dead, but when his body is examined the next morning, there are stunning indications that he may have been alive when he was zipped inside a pouch and locked inside the Center's cooler. When 3-D radiology scans reveal more shocking details about internal injuries--ones that suggest the possibility of a conspiracy to cause mass casualties--Scarpetta realizes that she is fighting a cunning, cruel, and invisible enemy. Now it is a race against time to discover who and why before more people die.


From the Compact Disc edition.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2010.
Edition: Library edition.
ISBN: 9780307877338
0307877337
Characteristics: 1 audio file : digital.
Additional Contributors: Reading, Kate

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Tetee
Jul 18, 2011

This was a big downer to listen to. Kay Scarpetta does nothing but whine and bitch and complain about her overly paranoid life.
I loved all previous books and am soooo disappointed with this one. I'll never read another Patricia Cornwell.

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ZiggyZiggler
Jan 27, 2011

As has become the norm for this cast of characters, they are all so self indulgent in their egos that they tip toe around HIPPA laws and patient priveleges in order to justify playing head games with each other. Benton or Lucy or Scarpetta always know something that could put the life of one of the others and several random people in mortal danger, but won't speak 10 words or one sentence to prevent chaos. Needless to say, this causes a great portion of the text to not be so much intrique about any new plots, but hostile feelings and twisted loyalties to each other making them all appear to be in total oblivion to what normal people would do in the same circumstances. For some reason, I am loyal to this series, and curious about what comes next...but not so invested as to buy the books anymore. I wait for the library.

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