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El ultimo reducto (Spanish Edition)

Patricia Cornwell

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9788498720785: El ultimo reducto (Spanish Edition)

La Navidad ha sido siempre fuente de desasosiego para la doctora Scarpetta, y la de este ano se augura como la peor de todas: ha muerto su amante, Benton Wesley, y ademas su ultimo caso, en el que estuvo a punto de perder la vista, sigue sin resolverse y la tiene sumida en una verdadera pesadilla. Apoyada por Lucy y Marino, Kau intenta retomarlo. La autoria de una serie de asesinatos, achacados en un pricipio al mafioso Jean-Baptiste Chandonne, sigue sin esclarecerse. Una conspiracion y un entramado de intereses economicos lleva la situacion a limites insospechados, hasta el punto de que Scarpetta puede ser procesada por asesinato. Atormentada por la acusacion y la posible relacion de los crimenes con la muerte de Benton, Kay se plantea abandonar su trabajo y empezar una nueva vida. / Now Patricia Cornwell brings her millions of readers a novel concerning crimes with roots in a murder from the distant past. When Kay Scarpetta is mandated to investigate the 400 year-old violent death of one of America's first settlers at Jamestown, Virginia, it seems like the perfect match: modern technology's savviest avatar versus an age-old crime. Kay's involvement in the case attracts headlines, and more-the unwelcome ire of a person or persons unknown. Kay and those closest to her soon find themselves the targets of vicious hate crimes that are clearly inspired by her connection to the archaeological excavation. At first more nuisance than assault, the nature of the attacks quickly escalates to violence. Worse still, those sworn to protect prove to be the enemy, forcing Scarpetta, her niece Lucy, and detective Peter Marino to take matters into their won hands- torquing the rule of law and changing their lives forever. In a case ranging from an 18th-century murder to mortal risk in present day, The Last Precinct pits Kay Scarpetta against a rogue enemy who will stop at nothing to stop her. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Patricia Cornwell (Florida, 1956) comenzo escribiendo cronicas policiales en The Charlotte Observer. Pronto dio el salto a la ficcion, y desde entonces sus novelas han sido premiadas por su meticulosa investigacion y su exactitud. No en vano, es directora de Ciencia Forense Aplicada en la National Forensic Academy. Entre los multiples galardones que ha recibido, destacan los premios Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, Macavity y el galardon britanico Gold Dagger. En 1999, la doctora forense Kay Scarpetta, protagonista de muchas de sus novelas, recibio el premio Sherlock al mejor detective creado por un autor estadounidense. Su ultima novela publicada es El frente (Ediciones B).

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