From Potter's Field is the sixth book of the Dr. Kay Scarpetta series by author Patricia Cornwell.
A potter's field is a place for the burial of unknown or indigent people. The term comes from Matthew 27:7 in the New Testament of the Bible, in which Hebrew priests take 30 pieces of silver returned by a repentant Judas and "used the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners." It was not called "the potter's field" because a potter owned it, but rather because the land was unfit to grow crops, and therefore only used by potters to dig clay.
The story begins as a rotten Christmas for Scarpetta: Temple Gault has struck again, leaving a naked, apparently homeless girl shot in Central Park on Christmas Eve; Scarpetta, as the FBI's consulting pathologist, is called in. Later, a transit cop is found shot in a subway tunnel, and, back home in Richmond, Virginia, the body of a crooked local sheriff is delivered to Scarpetta's own morgue by the elusive, brilliant Gault. The normally unflappable Scarpetta finds herself hyperventilating and nearly shooting her own niece. In the end, some ingenious forensic detective work and a visit to the killer's agonized family set up a high-tech climax back in the New York subway, which Gault treats as the Phantom of the Opera did the sewers of Paris.
This book was published in 1995. I am not a professional book grader but I would consider this book to be in very good condition. The cover is intact as are all the pages. The cover does have a slight crease in the lower right hand corner, there are several creases in the spine and the edges are slightly bumped. I would consider this to be a very good copy and great as an addition to any Patricia Cornwell collection.
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