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The Scarpetta Factor

(2009)
(Book 17 in the Kay Scarpetta series)
A novel by

 
It is the week before Christmas. A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta - despite her busy schedule and her continuing work as the senior forensic analyst for CNN - to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of unexpected and unsettling events. She is asked live on the air about the sensational case of Hannah Starr, who has vanished and is presumed dead. Moments later during the same telecast she receives a startling call-in from a former psychiatrist patient of Benton Wesley's. When she returns after the show to the apartment where she and Benton live, she finds an ominous package - possibly a bomb - waiting for her at the front desk. Soon the apparent threat on Scarpetta's life finds her embroiled in a surreal plot that includes a famous actor accused of an unthinkable sex crime and the disappearance of a beautiful millionaires with whom Lucy seems to have shared a secret past.

Scarpetta's CNN producer wants her to launch a TV show called The Scarpetta Factor. Given the bizarre events already in play, she fears that her growing fame will generate the illusion that she has a 'special factor,' a mythical ability to solve all her cases. She wonders if she will end up like other TV personalities: her own stereotype.

The Scarpetta Factor, the seventeenth in the series, finds the familiar cast of characters together again in New York. Marino is working for the NYPD; Benton Wesley uses his forensic psychological expertise at Kirby and Bellevue; and Lucy continues to dazzle with her expertise in forensic computer investigations as she works yet another case with NY prosecutor Jaime Berger.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

May 2010 : UK Hardback
Title: The Scarpetta Factor
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 1-4084-5950-7 / 978-1-4084-5950-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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October 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Scarpetta Factor
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 0-316-73316-4 / 978-0-316-73316-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
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October 2009 : UK Hardback
Title: The Scarpetta Factor
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 0-356-25665-0 / 978-0-356-25665-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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October 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: The Scarpetta Factor (A Scarpetta Novel)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 0-399-15639-9 / 978-0-399-15639-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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January 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: The Scarpetta Factor
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 1-61523-349-0 / 978-1-61523-349-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
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Paperback Editions

November 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Scarpetta Factor, The (Large Print Book)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 1-4084-5951-5 / 978-1-4084-5951-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: AUDIOGO
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Scarpetta Factor (A Kay Scarpetta Novel)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 1-59413-413-8 / 978-1-59413-413-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Scarpetta Factor: Scarpetta (Book 17)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 0-425-23628-5 / 978-0-425-23628-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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May 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Scarpetta Factor
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 0-7515-4387-X / 978-0-7515-4387-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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May 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Scarpetta Factor: Scarpetta 17
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 0-7515-3876-0 / 978-0-7515-3876-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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May 2010 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Scarpetta Factor
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 0-425-23578-5 / 978-0-425-23578-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Books
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2010 : UK Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Scarpetta Factor (Large Print) (Kay Scarpetta Mysteries (Paperback)) - Large Print Cornwell, Patricia ( Author ) Sep-07-2010 Paperback
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 1-315-94413-8 / 978-0-425-23628-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: BERKLEY PUB GROUP
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Scarpetta Factor (Scarpetta Novels)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 1-4087-0227-4 / 978-1-4087-0227-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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October 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Scarpetta Factor (Basic)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 1-4104-2001-9 / 978-1-4104-2001-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Scarpetta Factor [Braille]: Grade 2
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 1-4445-0192-5 / 978-1-4445-0192-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Royal National Institute of Blind People
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Scarpetta Factor [Large Print]: 16 Point (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 1-4445-0193-3 / 978-1-4445-0193-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Royal National Institute of Blind People
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Audio Editions

October 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Scarpetta Factor (Kay Scarpetta 17)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
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October 2011 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Scarpetta Factor (BBC Audiobooks)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 1-4458-7572-1 / 978-1-4458-7572-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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September 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Scarpetta Factor: Scarpetta (Book 17)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 1-61176-032-1 / 978-1-61176-032-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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November 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Scarpetta Factor
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
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November 2010 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Scarpetta Factor
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2009 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Scarpetta Factor
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 1-4055-0437-4 / 978-1-4055-0437-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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October 2009 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Scarpetta Factor (Kay Scarpetta Mysteries)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 0-14-314547-9 / 978-0-14-314547-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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October 2009 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Scarpetta Factor
Author(s): Patricia D Cornwell
ISBN: 0-14-314548-7 / 978-0-14-314548-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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October 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Scarpetta Factor
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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October 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Scarpetta Factor
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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October 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Scarpetta Factor: Kay Scarpetta, Book 17
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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October 2009 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Scarpetta Factor: Kay Scarpetta, Book 17
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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October 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Scarpetta Factor
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 1-4159-6034-8 / 978-1-4159-6034-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Scarpetta Factor (Scarpetta 17)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Scarpetta Factor: Scarpetta (Book 17) (Kay Scarpetta)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Berkley
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