From the world's number-one bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary twentieth Kay Scarpetta novel. A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She has no idea why. But as events unfold with alarming speed, Scarpetta begins to suspect that the paleontologist's disappearance is connected to a series of crimes much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age. When she turns to those around her, Scarpetta finds that the danger and suspicion have penetrated even her closest circles. Her niece Lucy speaks in riddles. Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI forensic psychologist and husband, Benton Wesley, have secrets of their own. Feeling alone and betrayed, Scarpetta is tempted by someone from her past as she tracks a killer both cunning and cruel.
Praise for Red Mist "Convincingly chilling."- The New York Times Book Review "A thriller that's diffuse and serpentine."- The Washington Post Book World "This grandiose sociopath sets off genuine chills...a surprising conclusion."- The Denver Post
Patricia Cornwell, geboren 1956 in Miami, arbeitete als Gerichtsreporterin und Computerspezialistin in der forensischen Medizin, bevor sie mit ihren bahnbrechenden Thrillern um die Gerichtsmedizinerin Dr. Kay Scarpetta internationale Erfolge feierte und mit renommierten literarischen Auszeichnungen bedacht wurde. Die Autorin lebt derzeit in New York und Florida.