The Scarpetta Factor
By Patricia Cornwell
(Berkley, Mass Market Paperback, 9780425236284, 592pp.)
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
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In the extraordinary new novel by Patricia Cornwell-the world's #1 bestselling crime writer-forensic expert Kay Scarpetta is surrounded by familiar faces, yet traveling down the unfamiliar road of fame. A CNN producer wants her to launch a TV show called The Scarpetta Factor. But the glare of the spotlight could make Kay a target for the very killers she would put behind bars...
Patricia Cornwell's most recent bestsellers include Red Mist, Port Mortuary, and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper?Case Closed. Her earlier works include Postmortem?the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year?and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain?s prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the best crime
novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author.