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Chaos

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Chaos
Title
Chaos
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Patricia Daniels Cornwell
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Language
eng
Summary
Fear is a force of nature. No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers the twenty-fourth engrossing thriller in her high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was struck by lightning - except the weather is perfectly clear with not a cloud in sight. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center's director and chief, decides at the scene that this is no accidental Act of God. Her investigation becomes complicated when she begins receiving a flurry of bizarre poems from an anonymous cyberbully who calls himself Tailend Charlie. Though subsequent lab results support Scarpetta's conclusions, the threatening messages don't stop. When the tenth poem arrives exactly twenty-four hours after Elisa's death, Scarpetta begins to suspect the harasser is involved, and sounds the alarm to her investigative partner, Pete Marino, and her husband, FBI analyst Benton Wesley. She also enlists the help of her niece, Lucy. But to Scarpetta's surprise, tracking the slippery Tailend Charlie is nearly impossible, even for someone as brilliant as her niece. Also, Lucy can't explain how this anonymous nemesis could have access to private information. To make matters worse, a venomous media is whipping the public into a frenzy, questioning the seasoned forensics chief's judgment and "a quack cause of death on a par with spontaneous combustion". "With her world-renowned, bestselling thriller series Patricia Cornwell has created a character so real, so compelling, so driven that readers have to remind themselves that Scarpetta is just a product of an author's imagination" USA Today
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Summary
Suspicious of a bizarre death by lightning strike, Cambridge forensics examiner Kay Scarpetta identifies links between the case and a series of poetry emails being sent to her by an anonymous cyber-stalker who has gained access to Kay's personal information.
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10528101
Cataloging source
BT
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Cornwell, Patricia
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Kay Scarpetta mysteries
Series volume
0024
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  • Fiction
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Chaos
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:023bb1f3-3c3d-40d3-913f-c07e58581591
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460706275
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Chaos
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:023bb1f3-3c3d-40d3-913f-c07e58581591
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460706275
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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