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Description

Two mauled bodies in the woods. Top secret autopsies. The most chilling cases of Scarpetta’s career.

In this thrilling new installment of Patricia Cornwell’s #1 bestselling Scarpetta series, chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta finds herself in a Northern Virginia wilderness examining the remains of two campers wanted by federal law enforcement.
 
The victims have been savaged beyond recognition, and other evidence is terrifying and baffling, including a larger-than-life footprint.  
 
After one of the most frightening body retrievals of her career, Scarpetta must discover who would commit murders this savage, and why.

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Praise

"It’s been more than 30 years since Scarpetta’s debut, and she’s still seeking dignity for the victims under her care while fighting against shadowy government forces and long-standing nemeses." —Kirkus
PRAISE FOR PATRICIA CORNWELL:

“Dr. Kay Scarpetta, who keeps us coming back to Patricia Cornwell’s sprawling crime novels, is one tough broad.” —New York Times Book Review
“Scarpetta is brilliant, compassionate and humble, excelling in her profession and in diplomacy." —Library Journal, Starred Review for Autopsy
Patricia Cornwell is a “masterful mysterian.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Everyone knows Scarpetta; she has the wit, intelligence, and strength that any forensic sleuth should own. This never-stop action plot is yet another gift to readers from Patricia Cornwell-a literary artist that is never going to stop writing some of the best and most memorable thrillers out there.” —Suspense Magazine
"Cornwell’s demonic plot shifts and changes almost page by page, so the reader’s spun round not knowing what to believe.” —Providence Journal, Praise for Depraved Heart
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