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Hornet's Nest By Patricia Cornwell

Hornet's Nest by Patricia Cornwell

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Summary

Realistic and entertaining thriller which throws an ironic light on how to police a city.

Hornet's Nest Summary

Hornet's Nest by Patricia Cornwell

Hornet's Nest is the first book in the Andy Brazil series, from bestselling author Patricia Cornwell.

Deputy Chief Virginia West likes and respects her boss, Hammer, but with an increasing number of visiting businessmen being murdered in her city by a maniac with a penchant for painting his victims bright orange, she finds it hard to accept Hammer's edict that a rookie reporter should ride on patrol with her to better relations with their citizens.

Her worst fears are confirmed when the reporter, Brazil, presses the button to activate the boot-release rather than the siren on their first outing. He's not the only blight on her life right now: her cat's angsty, her hormones are misbehaving, her opposite number in the uniformed division is behaving like a jackass, the radio despatcher is determined to trip her up, the D.A. is in the middle of a hot battle with the trial schedule. And orange coloured corpses keep turning up on her patch.

A realistic and entertaining thriller which throws an ironic light on how to police a city.

Hornet's Nest Reviews

Vintage Cornwell: gripping plot, great characters and ironic humour. * COSMOPOLITAN *
Cornwell's portrait of a bustling small city with a growing crime problem is believable and incisive. * THE TIMES *
riveting, stay-up-all-night chiller...hugely enjoyable. * ELLE *
Gripping stuff. * WOMAN AND HOME *

About Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell's first crime novel, Postmortem, was published in 1990 and became the first novel to win all the major crime awards in a single year. In 2008 Cornwell won the Galaxy British Book Awards' Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year - the first American ever to win this award. In 2011 she was awarded the Medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.

Often interviewed on US national television as a forensic consultant, Cornwell is a founder of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine; a founding member of the National Forensic Academy; a member of the Advisory Board for the Forensic Sciences Training Program at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, NYC and a member of the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital's National Council, where she is an advocate for psychiatric research.

Fox have acquired the film rights to the Scarpetta novels, featuring Angelina Jolie as Dr Kay Scarpetta. Cornwell's books are translated into thirty-six languages across more than fifty countries, and she is regarded as one of the major international bestselling authors.

Additional information

GOR011853923
9780751520262
B000PJ40LG
Hornet's Nest by Patricia Cornwell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
19980212
448
N/A
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