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The Resource Chaos : a Scarpetta novel, Patricia Cornwell

Chaos : a Scarpetta novel, Patricia Cornwell

Label
Chaos : a Scarpetta novel
Title
Chaos
Title remainder
a Scarpetta novel
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Cornwell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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."
Member of
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.
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528101
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O692
LC item number
C47 2016b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
  • A Scarpetta novel
  • Thorndike Press large print basic
Series volume
[bk. 24]
Target audience
adult
Label
Chaos : a Scarpetta novel, Patricia Cornwell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957139958
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
591 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410493248
Lccn
2016042082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1335720
  • (OCoLC)957139958
Label
Chaos : a Scarpetta novel, Patricia Cornwell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957139958
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
591 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410493248
Lccn
2016042082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1335720
  • (OCoLC)957139958

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