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Flesh and Blood: A Scarpetta Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Patricia Cornwell

Narrated By: Lorelei King

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: November 2014

Duration: 12 hours 12 minutes


It’s Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s birthday, and she’s about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids’ game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her cellphone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there’s been a homicide five minutes away. A high school music teacher has been shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car. No one has heard or seen a thing.
In this 22nd Scarpetta novel, the master forensic sleuth finds herself in the unsettling pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. The shots seem impossible, yet they are so perfect they cause instant death. The victims appear to have had nothing in common, and there is no pattern to indicate where the killer will strike next. First New Jersey, then Massachusetts, and then the murky depths off the coast of South Florida, where Scarpetta investigates a shipwreck, looking for answers that only she can discover and analyze. And it is there that she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her techno genius niece, Lucy, Scarpetta’s own flesh and blood.


  • Dianne W.

    Did not like the narrator. Her inflections are often in the wrong place. The overall story was good and definitely a good lead in to the next story.

  • Rachel V.

    Love, love ,love!

  • Joann R

    I absolutely loved the book and the narrator did a really good job. Would recommend this one.

  • M w

    I used to love Patricia Cornwall's books but I found this one is so weak on the ending. The narrator is too mono tone which tend to put me to sleep. I am disappointed.

  • June Brown

    I normally love Kay Scarpetta books but found this one only mediocre. There's not much action and no surprises. Overall, just so so.

  • Ron Hollier

    Per usual the Scarpetta books don't disappoint. My only regret is not getting more action in the final scenes. The narrator really does a Great job with all chsscters and the male characters as well.

  • Francis Allcorn

    What a great book. I was totally enthralled by it and Lorelei King is one of my favorite narrators

  • Linda Ivers

    I couldn't concentrate on this book and don't even get me started Abour the reader! It was horrible!

  • Julie Kagy

    I really like the Kay Scarpetta books, but really hated this one. I missed whole parts cause my mind wandered, and I didn't bother to rewind. It was boring. It was lacking. It just didn't hold my attention.

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