The Last Precinct

The Last Precinct

Large Print - 2000
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Now Patricia Cornwell brings her millions of readers a novel concerning crimes with roots in a murder from the distant past.  When Kay Scarpetta is mandated to investigate the 400 year-old violent death of one of America's first settlers at Jamestown, Virginia, it seems like the perfect match: modern technology's savviest avatar versus an age-old crime.  Kay's involvement in the case attracts headlines, and more-the unwelcome ire of a person or persons unknown. Kay and those closest to her soon find themselves the targets of vicious hate crimes that are clearly inspired by her connection to the archaeological excavation.  At first more nuisance than assault, the nature of the attacks quickly escalates to violence.  Worse still, those sworn to protect prove to be the enemy, forcing Scarpetta, her niece Lucy, and detective Peter Marino to take matters into their won hands- torquing the rule of law and changing their lives forever.  In a case ranging from an 18th-century murder to mortal risk in present day,The Last Precinctpits Kay Scarpetta against a rogue enemy who will stop at nothing to stop her.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, in association with G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2000
Edition: 1st large print ed. --
ISBN: 9780375430688
Branch Call Number: LP FIC Cornw 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 724 p


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May 18, 2014

Great book for Kay Scarpetta fans, but unless you have read most books in the series before this one, the book can be really boring. As a standalone, I probably would not have finished it

May 16, 2012

1st Patricia Cornwell novel I’ve read, now I'm a fan. I didn't realize it was #11 in a series when I picked it up, I read it out of sequence but that didn't matter at all, you can jump in and enjoy this series without starting with the 1st book. Loved the main character Kay Scarpetta, a medical forensic specialist as she tracks the "French werewolf”. The supporting cast including her gay niece Julie, the slovenly detective Marino and an aging Nazi 'sympathizer’ were all terrific.

Nov 05, 2007

I love this author.

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