Flesh and Blood - Patricia Cornwell

Flesh and Blood

By Patricia Cornwell

  • Release Date: 2014-11-11
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4
From 606 Ratings


It’s a sunny morning in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and also Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s birthday.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 home. Is this a kids’ game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her cell phone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there’s been a homicide five minutes away. A high school music teacher was shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car. Yet no one heard or saw a thing.

In this twenty-second Scarpetta novel, she finds herself in the unsettling pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. The shots seem impossible to achieve, yet they are so perfect that they cause death in an instant. 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 now it looks like the killer has moved elsewhere, to the murky depths off the coast. It’s here that Scarpettadives a shipwreck, looking for answers that only she can discover and analyze. Andwhere she comes face to face with shocking news that implicates her techno genius niece, Lucy, Scarpetta’s very own flesh and blood.

With the bravura storytelling and state-of-the-art forensic details that are her hallmarks, Patricia Cornwell again raises the bar with this highly entertaining new tale, her most captivating Scarpetta novel yet.


  • Flesh and Blood

    By Histring
    Boring, it skipped around so much it was hard to follow. Disappointing ending and the last word made no sense.
  • Flesh and Blood

    By Homegirlie
    Excellent book- quick reader!
  • Flesh and Blood

    By Buffy71
    Very good book. Can't wait for the next one !!!
  • Grey

    By Luv's to Read
    I hate to admit it was kinda boring and disappointing!
  • Flesh and Blood

    By Pecos54
    Horrible. The plot never developed. Lousy ending. My very last Cornwell book.
  • Compelling

    By Jemille786
    In one word this is what I think of Patricia Cornwell's writing generically speaking. I have read all of her novels starting in 1997 on a by-chance suggestion. Thank you Patti C for your compelling work!
  • Flesh and Blood

    By Xyzygy
    Easily one of the worst books in the Scarpetta series. Avoid it!!
  • Flesh And Blood

    By Tabatha85
    Page turner with mind blowing plot twists.
  • Just boring

    By Wladja
    Too many repeated ideas, yawn.
  • Flesh and blood

    By Aghsj
    Great book!