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Punto de partida / Point of Origin

Punto De Partida / Point Of Origin


Con Punto de partida, Patricia Cornwell vuelve a los or???genes de la carrera de la doctora Scarpetta con un relato que sondea el lado m???s oscuro del alma humana. En Richmond, la doctora forense Kay Scarpetta participa en la investigaci???n de una serie de incendios provocados que presentan un denominador com???n: en los cuerpos calcinados de las v???ctimas se encuentran siempre restos de magnesio.El caso no pasar???a de ser uno m???s en la larga lista de cr???menes con los que Scarpetta ha tenido que enfrentarse, si no fuera porque estas ???ltimas indagaciones la est???n conduciendo a una inquietante evidencia: los sucesos muestran caracter???sticas que vinculan su pasado con el de Carrie Grethen -la psic???pata que hab???a mantenido una relaci???n con su sobrina Lucy- y con un asesino en serie que nunca lleg??? a ser capturado.Y lo que es peor, Carrie Grethen, en paradero desconocido desde que logr??? escapar de un centro psiqui???trico de Nueva York, acaba de poner en marcha un juego maquiav???lico cuyo objetivo es saldar una deuda de juego pendiente con sus contrincantes, Kay y Lucy, a quienes responsabiliza de su actual condici???n.ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONThe clues to a series of remorseless killings go up in smoke--and only Kay Scarpetta can find them in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Patricia Cornwell. "Sears its way into the psyche...Ablaze with Cornwell's finest, scariest writing."--Atlanta Journal Constitution The devastating fire tore through the horse farm, destroying everything it touched. Picking through the wreckage, Dr. Kay Scarpetta uncovers human remains--the work of an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his brutal murders. And when Scarpetta learns that her old nemesis, Carrie Grethen, has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is somehow involved, the investigation becomes personal. Tragedy strikes close to home. And Scarpetta must match Grethen's every move with one of her own to douse the inferno of evil that threatens everyone around her...



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  • Format: Paperback
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  • Language: Spanish
  • Publisher: Ediciones B Mexico
  • ISBN-13: 9788490706237
  • ISBN: 8490706239
  • Publication Year: 2018
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
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HPB condition ratings
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