Depraved Heart: A Scarpetta Novel (Kay Scarpetta)

Depraved Heart: A Scarpetta Novel (Kay Scarpetta)

Patricia Cornwell


Patricia Cornwell provides the latest engrossing mystery in her high-stakes sequence starring health worker Dr. Kay Scarpetta.

Depraved center: “Void of social accountability and fatally bent on mischief.”

—Mayes v. humans, 806 III. 306 (1883)

Dr. Kay Scarpetta is operating a suspicious demise scene in Cambridge, Massachusetts whilst an emergency alert sounds on her mobile. A video hyperlink lands in her textual content messages and seems from her computing device genius niece Lucy. yet how can it's? It’s basically a surveillance movie of Lucy taken nearly two decades ago.

As Scarpetta watches she starts off to profit scary secrets and techniques approximately her niece, whom she has enjoyed and raised like a daughter. That movie clip after which others despatched quickly after bring up harmful criminal implications that more and more isolate Scarpetta and go away her stressed, fearful, and never understanding the place to show. She doesn’t understand whom she will be able to tell—not her FBI husband Benton Wesley or her investigative companion Pete Marino. now not even Lucy.

In this new novel, Cornwell launches those unforgettable characters on an intensely mental odyssey that incorporates the mysterious demise of a Hollywood mogul’s daughter, airplane wreckage at the backside of the ocean within the Bermuda Triangle, a grisly reward left behind a criminal offense scene truck, and video clips from the previous that threaten to smash Scarpetta’s whole international and everybody she loves. The diabolical presence in the back of what unfolds turns out obvious—but unusually, to not the FBI. definitely that’s the message they ship once they raid Lucy’s property and start construction a case that can ship her to felony for the remainder of her life.

In the newest novel in her bestselling sequence that includes leader medical expert Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Cornwell will captivate readers with the stunning twists, high-wire stress, and state-of-the-art forensic aspect that she is legendary for, proving once more why she’s the world’s number one bestselling crime writer.

Show sample text content

Download sample