Thursday, March 15, 2012

Red Mist (A Scarpetta Novel) [Hardcover]

I've finished "Red Mist" the 19th book in her Kay Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell.

Product Description

The new Kay Scarpetta novel from the world's #1 bestselling crime writer.

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. The murder of an Atlanta family years ago, a young woman on death row, and the inexplicable deaths of homeless people as far away as California seem unrelated. But 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.
About the Author
Patricia Cornwell is one of the world's major international best-selling authors, translated into thirty-six languages across more than fifty countries. She is a founder of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine, a founding member of the National Forensic Academy, a member of the New York OCME Forensic Sciences Training Program's Advisory Board, and a member of the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital's National Council, where she is an advocate for psychiatric research. In 2008 Cornwell won the Galaxy British Book Awards' Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year - the first American ever to win this prestigious award. Her most recent bestsellers include Scarpetta, Book of the Dead and The Front. Her earlier works include Postmortem - the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year - and Cruel and Unusual, which won the coveted Gold Dagger award in 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American writer. 
Product Details
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult; First Edition first Printing edition (December 6, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0399158022
ISBN-13: 978-0399158025
My Review:
Kay's former Deputy Chief Jack Fielding was murdered, shot in the head by his daughter Dawn Kincaid with Kathleen Lawler who molested Jack when he was 12 years old.  
Kathleen has requested that Kay come talk to her and it's urgent.  When Kay arrives she is given a note with a mobile phone number which she calls.  She is shocked when she finds out it's New York high profile District Attorney Jaime Berger and her niece Lucy's ex-lover.

She learns that Pete Marino is involved too and then when Kathleen is killed there is an investigation that involves everyone including her FBI profiler forensic psychologist husband Benton and her niece Lucy.  During Kay's investigation she uncovers a conspiracy that involves the local prison.

There were a lot of twists and turns that made you learn towards a certain person as the killer but were they actually the one though?

1 comment:

  1. I love me some twists and turns, but when it comes to crime or thriller I've become rather particular in my tastes :-)
    These days I'm all about antihero thriller (assassin, contract killer... as the main character)
    I liked Cornwell well enough, but was never a die-hard fan of her work.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book!
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