[[ ePUB ]] Unnatural ExposureAuthor Patricia Cornwell – Kairafanan.co

SynopsisA Sadistic Serial Killer, The Weapon A Deadly Virus Dublin, Ireland And Richmond, Virginia Separated By Thousands Of Miles Linked By Murder For Dr Kay Scarpetta A Lecture Stint In Ireland Provides The Perfect Opportunity To Find Out If The Murders On Both Sides Of The Atlantic Are Indeed Connected Five Dismembered, Beheaded Bodies Were Found In Ireland Five Years Ago Now Four Have Been Discovered In The States But The Tenth Corpse In Virginia Is Different There Are Vital Discrepancies, And An Indication That The Elderly Victim Was Already Seriously Ill A Copy Cat Killing Ghoulish, Perhaps, But Not Unusual And Then Abject Terror Grips Scarpetta And Her Colleagues When The Next Body Is Found The Circumstances Of Death Broadcast A Clear And Horrifying Message The Killer Is Armed With The Most Lethal Weapon On Earth Smallpox For About Patricia Cornwell And Her Books Visit Her Website On Patricia Cornwell

10 thoughts on “Unnatural Exposure

  1. says:

    Book Review Unnatural Exposure, the 8th book in the Kay Scarpetta thriller series, published in 1997, by Patricia Cornwell, get 3 of 5 stars By this time, fans of the series know Kay Scarpetta really well, and you either love her or get annoyed by her but love the mysteries I generally like her as a character, but she did push a few buttons in this installment Now that shes become fairly famous in her field, she s a little holier than thou probably rightfully so, but still, a little goes a long way This one features of her niece Lucy and a rival ME who seems out to get her The chase revolves around a serial killer with a body count both in Virginia and in Ireland Is is the same person A copy cat An accident When it turns out there is potential of a lethal virus being released, Scarpetta goes into over drive and pushes everyone further and further It also seems someone s out to take her down, as well as anyone she s close to I liked the medical aspect of this book and the foray into virtual reality, but I like reading thriller books for the mystery, not the ultra technical aspects They ve always been technical, slightly ahead of their time but this one is a bit heavy handed A good read, but fell middle of the pack for me About Me For those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who what when where and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creators polldaddy poll 9729544 polldaddy poll 9719251

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    This mystery featuring Virginia Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta reminds me of why I was so addicted them a decade ago You get an irascible, brilliant hero pushed to her limits, the thrills of a dangerous chess match with a serial killer, infighting with jealous competitors, and supportive teamwork from her cool lover Benson, a whiz with the FBI profiling squad, her irreverent blue collar detective liaison Marino, and her tough techie niece Lucy.This is the 8th of 20 in the series, and, having read 13, I feel this was the last one that was really satisfying to me To me it was a pleasure because the story stayed focused on her perspectives on the case and her skills in medical forensics and public health Unlike some of the later books, this one didn t divert excessively into the soap opera of her relationships with Marino, Benson, and Lucy Others may object for the opposite reason, i.e that it didn t develop those relationships very much There is a major public health and infectious disease aspect to the story that appealed to me, although others may be bored with the technical detail or jaded from thrilling medico techno thrillers from the likes of Crichton and others Yet credit is due to Cornwell for helping spawn the current popularity of technically oriented CSI procedurals And despite the technical detail, the draw of these stories for me is Scarpetta s personality, tough with those who get in her way and kind and empathetic to those in need.

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    It s odd reading this in 2012, fourteen years after its publication it must have seemed absolutely up to the minute in 98, with its online goings on on AOL and its virtual reality recreation of the crime scene by Scarpetta s whiz kid niece And the supervirus biological terror fears of our time whether it be AIDS, which is specifically referenced, or bird flu, which is not are skilfully exploited But one is constantly just slightly jolted by the careful explanations of technological things that are every kid s playground this scant decade later and also by the deep, deep sadness surrounding an HIV positive status, which is still treated in Cornwell s text as an automatic death sentence And I winced at the assumption that the niece s lesbianism absolutely had to be kept quiet so as to preserve her FBI military job though maybe that wince still isn t entirely gone in the States.Anyway, I won t spoil the ending It s a classic old sins come back to haunt us one, and a not terribly obvious villain Really I wasn t reading it for the solution of the mystery anyway for that strange sense of culture shock Cornwell isn t in my top tier, mostly because her autopsy scenes are a bit too graphic for me she no doubt appeals greatly to the CSI crowd , but this one didn t lose my attention for a minute And that despite the fact that I am less than enthralled by a protagonist who can t seem to make up her mind amongst several highly presentable suitors.

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    I don t think I would be nearly as hard on this book if it weren t in my 501 must reads list It s a perfectly fine mystery book, where instead of a cop or a reporter, it s a medical examiner who leads the way Very Rizzoli Isles, if you ask me It s possible that this book was somehow groundbreaking when it first came out, but somehow I don t feel that it was There were also a lot of open ended story lines that didn t get resolved I m giving Cornwell the benefit of the doubt that these story lines are resolved in the next book in the series, and not just left out to die Overall, the mystery just wasn t really a mystery though It was one of those serial killer on the loose books except that you aren t given the opportunity to try to solve the case There are no red herrings No real clues or suspects and practically no final showdown It all wraps up extremely neatly in the last chapter with some random character you met in an early chapter and never heard from again MAYBE if I read the previous 7 books, I would have guessed this random person, but then I think that s a flaw in a book in a series Each mystery should at least be able to stand on its own If I had just picked this up randomly, it would probably have been a 3 because it was entertaining and a quick read But because I was told it was a must read , I must judge it harshly and I find nothing particularly amazing about it therefore, it only gets a 2.

  5. says:

    By this point I found Scarpetta unbearable She s stopped resembling any human, and become some sort of paranoid superhero Of course, someone always is out to get her, but it s different someones all the time

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    Due to a conspiracy of postal workers, I m still stuck with Cornwell As usual, the relationship between KS and BW happened between this book and the last and now she s sick of him While there seem general personal private moments, they are of the empty variety She even adds a bloody recipy at one point The true disappointment though is that Val McDermid s praise is on the cover Cornwell not only doesn t marry cutting edge science with old fashioned horror, she makes what is genuinely tragic seem boring Of course McDermid must have genuinely admire d her, but characters standing up to abusive fathers or getting AIDS in crime novels is not that extraordinary to say Wilson copied it, and the review still grates 150 quick pointless pages in, we have the usual conniving upstart who can t be touched, the usual plane journeys to visit a guy with a microscope, the usual M fate L skinnylovely B imposing blablabla.Despite all that, perhaps due to not expecting anything any, the first half was a fast read, but then her thin excuse of a plot again fades behind pointless chapters on wonderful military achievements the worst of that was of course Potter s Field and Body Farm especially, two fascinating RL areas she ab used for titles and at a flimsy, illogical pretext for her plots Not only would I prefer to read the textbooks than what she filters through from her research, she also keeps explaining how one can mail photos after scanning them in a book published in 1997, adding to the weird mix of condescencion and Crichtonesque info dump.Worst of course is the good Doctor, who goes in unprotected to a body she was told had surely smallpox, and when other people are shot for violating quarantine, she s travelling blithly around, angry that Marino is scared of getting a lethal disease from her I m actually too angry to point out all the idiocies about when and how who and what is protected or not Least of all I care about her second ultra sensationalist plot though atom bomb last time, plague this time, she ll run out of James Bond threats soon this writer is so beyond the pale I m only glad there s nothing to like.Oh, I liked that KS went and for once helped the wrongfully arrested gay guy except it was utter overcompensation for the times she did nothing, esp when it concerned her own employees, and Cornwell s gay men only always weep, and whenever she brings someone soup, they DIE The criminal is as usual someone we never go to know but KS knew for ages yawn and KS s criminally insane stupidity was ok because she knows best that she wasn t rilly sick.The absolute low high point was the end though After the never shown, seen or described time she spent with BW, she couldn t stand him and he wanted to marry her Somehow the death of the ever absent Mark that also happened somewhere between books and cropped up as an aside is now the big stumbling block she never got over He was the love of her life So she has to fly back to the UK again she might one day well fly to the bloody moon to get a better look at the outline of the USA, if she keeps that up, but anyway there she makes a scene until the smart FBI guy caves in and confesses Mark had had a woman with him, so she tells BW that she loves him, the end.PS The only love here is of course for Lucy, who isn t only the smartest, strongest, most beautiful young goddess alive, but in this book there is actually a scene where they nearly land in bed together and KS thinks that she s not Lucy s girlfriend.

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    This was the one I stopped at when I originally read this series, and I very much remember why it combines three elements of previous and later installations, namely someone politically trying to frame Scarpetta plus view spoiler terrorism and someone threatening Lucy because lesbians hide spoiler

  8. says:

    Kay Scarpetta is starting to get on my nerves

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    Dr Kay Scarpetta and her friends are all over a scary body dismemberment case, suspecting a serial killer Only the torso is found, at first, in a Richmond, Virginia landfill Clues from the body indicate there is going on than bloodlust though Was the victim infected with a terrible disease A lot of people soon seem to be dying of Unnatural Exposure in this eighth novel in the series of Scarpetta murder mysteries.Can the team of FBI agents and forensic scientists headed by Scarpetta, chief medical examiner of Virginia, find out who and what is behind the deaths Is there a terrorist loose There are dramas and graphic chills aplenty in the Scarpetta procedural mysteries However, I recommend beginning with the first book in the series, Postmortem , and reading the series in order The novels have continuing star crossed love relationships, as well as many interlinked family and work problems, which develop from book to book in the series.

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    Cornwell returns with a powerful mystery that pits Scarpetta against her most cunning adversary to date When bodies begin showing up, dismembered, both in Virginia and Ireland, Scarpetta cannot help but investigate to determine what sort of brutal psychopath might be on the loose When the killer begins to contact her with clues and intimate knowledge from her life, the mystery gets personal Engaged in an ongoing dialogue in chat rooms, Scarpetta comes cursor to cursor with the killer on numerous occasions When the murders escalate and a deadly virus is added to the mix, the case moves from urgent to cataclysmic Cornwell pulls out all the stops and brings closure in stunning fashion to this exquisite Scarpetta novel, sure to impress fans and newbies alike.The powerful character development for which Cornwell is well known in the series is not lost within this powerful story line and plot While the detail and attention to nuances is stellar, the reader is not lost in the technical jargon Cornwell does well to introduce new and exciting ideas into her stories, while keeping her beloved characters and developing their back stories to the point of sucking the reader in This novel has great development and a whopper of an epilogue to tie up some loose ends left dangling for a few novels.Kudos Madam Cornwell on an excellent novel and a highly entertaining story.