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Predator: Scarpetta 14
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on 3 February 2007
I keep buying these books in the hope that there will be a return to form but I am always disappointed. This one is the worst by far. We are now asked to stretch out imaginations to the point that Lucy is richer than Bill Gates and has a highly sophisticated computer network that the US Government, never mind the myriad super-hackers out there, have no idea exists. She then leaves the whole thing wide open without anyone noticing the breach for months. In reality the Marino phone tapping would have been noticed by any cheap call logging system, let alone Demi-God Lucy. Do some research Patricia!

Secondly, I found the resurrection of Benton Wesley tiresome when it happened, as it was so clearly a case of major backtracking once Cornwell realised that she actually needed him to pad out the stories quite a bit. Now we are supposed to believe that she and the so-called love of her life live mostly apart, communicate by email and nearly seperate when the child-from-hell Lucy comes between them, despite her 'burying' him once.

Thirdly, I just don't buy into the Marino falling-out. They have been close for years, with some unrequited feelings on Marino's side, and yet we are asked to believe that they fall out over a simple mistake on Marino's part. His transformation to pretendy hells angel doesn't work either.

The last few pages are rushed and laughable, and leave the reader feeling cheated out of a fiver. Avoid!
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on 21 December 2016
I like these books and do persevere even when the story line is flagging but nearly gave up with this one.
The usual love for the characters wasn't there and it got a bit muddled in places. I also felt that the story line was lost and confused from the beginning.
Read it if you're going through the series but don't expect much,
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on 25 October 2013
This is one of Cornwell's later book. I found it difficult to get into it but in no way could I not finish it. Her characters all
progress together through her novels, getting older together and moving around the states. Her characters are all complicated, and are so well portrayed in all her novels. The storyline is realistic, often gorey and everything is well described. I always look forward to the next book of Cornwell
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on 6 August 2017
Great service, would recommend.
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on 24 February 2017
Read these like a demon, so I am biased!
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on 8 July 2017
Great value
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on 17 May 2017
The books are becoming more detailed in forensic analysis and less focused on story lines. Also, I feel too much of the narrative is spent on describing guns, gadget and modes of transport. Let's get back to a good murder mystery
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on 1 September 2017
Not as enjoyable as the earlier books. Hopefully the later books will return to form and be more storyline focused again.
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on 4 March 2017
ok
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on 16 April 2017
Yet another amazing book that is difficult to put down once you have started reading it
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