Predator

Predator

Book - 2005
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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorDr. Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing with the National Forensic Academy in Florida, takes charge of a case that stretches from steamy Florida to snow-bound Boston. The psychological clues lead Scarpetta and her team to suspect that they are hunting someone with a cunning and malevolent mind whose secrets have kept them in the shadows, until now.Simultaneous Publication with G. P. Putnam's Standard Print edition.
Publisher: New York : Putnam, c2005
ISBN: 9780786281633
0786281634
9780425210277
0425210278
9780399152832
0399152830
Branch Call Number: COR
Characteristics: 406 p

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StoneGal9
Aug 13, 2017

This was a second read for me as I had originally read this a few years back, before I started the whole series. I am now a steadfast Kay Scarpetta fan and have gone back to the very first book and have been reading my way through the series. So I reread Predator to have the correct chronology with recurring characters. Not necessary though, as a stand alone book it is a wonderful mystery that grabs your attention and keeps you guessing. Patricia Cornwell always gives your mind quite a ride as you try to put the pieces together and figure out the case before Kay does. That's the challenge.

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gracious1109
Apr 06, 2015

As old as the book is, I still enjoyed it tremendously! Scarpetta is always at the top of her game!

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rgally
Aug 20, 2013

Cornwell's Scarpetta series seems to be descending into dysfunctional relationship analyses and departing from forensic analyses. This is the 14th and probably my last in her series

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tnjohnstone
Sep 06, 2011

Patricia Cornwell sparked my interest in serial crime/forensic science drama, so I have a soft spot for her. However, I spend most of this book feeling like I was missing something.
It wasn't up to par with her previous adventures with Scarpetta. I found myself struggling to finish the book.
The story seemed to jump around from character to character and never really settled in one spot. There were too many characters with big stories that weren't given any real depth or focus.
This wasn't Cornwell's best.

Dani_106 Oct 23, 2009

I didn't enjoy this one as much as I did her earlier novels... In my opionin, she seems to be focusing too much on the characters and not enough on the case. Her older books had a much better balance between the two.

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Cabby
Nov 05, 2007

I love this author. This book was very good but there seemed to be things missing from between her last book and this book.

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johnmonson
Sep 10, 2006

Cornwell's earlier books were much better written. This one was very hard to read; there did not seem to be any continuity throughout. Some of the victims were never explained and some loose ends never 'tied up'. Overall a very disappointing book by an author I used to enjoy.

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