I am writing about the new book by New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell, one of world’s most popular crime writers with more than 120 million copies of her books in print and available in more than 100 countries. Her award-winning series of novels featuring chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta, who uses science to solve crimes, set the standard for the genre and paved the way for an explosion of entertainment featuring all things forensic across books, film, and TV.
Cornwell is trailblazing again, having taken the thriller genre to aerospace by setting her books at NASA. In order to do so, she put in an unparalleled level of research, as she gained insider access to one of the country’s most secret and impregnable institutions. She toured NASA facilities (as well as Sierra-Nevada Corporation and Blue Origin), learned to spacewalk, explored the training facilities used by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, and worked closely with a variety of NASA scientists and astronauts. She even became friends with astronaut Peggy A. Whitson.
This video which will give you a sample of her experience:
Her new book, SPIN, the second in the series, will be published by Thomas & Mercer on January 12, 2021 and continues the story of Captain Calli Chase, a NASA test pilot, quantum physicist, and cybercrime investigator. Chase’s fearlessness, brilliant insights, and deep knowledge of cybertechnology and space science reflect Cornwell’s endeavor to ensure that even the most minute detail is current and accurate.
I cannot wait to dive into this book! Check it out now!