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ISBN13: 9780399153624
ISBN10: 0399153624
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A Massachusetts state investigator is called home from Knoxville, Tennessee, where he is completing a course at the National Forensic Academy. His boss, the district attorney, attractive but hard-charging, is planning to run for governor, and as a showcase she's planning to use a new crime initiative called At Risk — its motto: "Any crime, any time." In particular, she's been looking for a way to employ cutting-edge DNA technology, and she thinks she's found the perfect subject in an unsolved twenty-year-old murder — in Tennessee. If her office solves the case, it ought to make them all look pretty good, right?

Her investigator is not so sure — not sure about anything to do with this woman, really — but before he can open his mouth, a shocking piece of violence intervenes, an act that shakes up not only both their lives but the lives of everyone around them. It's not a random event. Is it personal? Is it professional? Whatever it is, the implications are very, very bad indeed...and they're about to get much worse.

Sparks fly, traps spring, twists abound — this is the master working at the top of her game.

Review:

"Cornwell's latest-a stand-alone thriller that was originally serialized in the New York Times Magazine-is likely to disappoint even diehard fans of her bestselling Kay Scarpetta novels (The Body Farm, etc.). This time, the action is set in Boston, where an attractive and ambitious DA, Monique Lamont, seeks to use a new anticrime initiative to propel herself into the governor's mansion. Lamont plucks her top investigator, Winston Garano, from a special forensics course to probe an obscure cold case, but the detective's inquiries suggest that his boss may be playing a duplicitous game. The writing, pacing, characterizations and plot are far from Cornwell's best work, and the solution to the old murder mystery is anticlimactic." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"For those of us who appreciate good writing and enjoy good thrillers no matter who the protagonist is, Cornwell's latest is absolutely the...finest she's ever written." Denver Post

Synopsis:

A Massachusetts state investigator is called home from Knoxville, Tennessee, where he is completing a course at the National Forensic Academy. His boss, the district attorney, attractive but hard-charging, is planning to run for governor, and as a showcase she's planning to use a new crime initiative called At Risk-its motto: "Any crime, any time." In particular, she's been looking for a way to employ cutting-edge DNA technology, and she thinks she's found the perfect subject in an unsolved twenty-year-old murder-in Tennessee. If her office solves the case, it ought to make them all look pretty good, right?

Her investigator is not so sure-not sure about anything to do with this woman, really-but before he can open his mouth, a shocking piece of violence intervenes, an act that shakes up not only both their lives but the lives of everyone around them. It's not a random event. Is it personal? Is it professional? Whatever it is, the implications are very, very bad indeed . . . and they're about to get much worse.

Sparks fly, traps spring, twists abound-this is the master working at the top of her game. View the trailer for "Patricia Cornwell's At Risk", premiering on Lifetime on April 10, 2010.

Synopsis:

A Massachusetts state investigator is called home from Knoxville, Tennessee, where he is completing a course at the National Forensic Academy. His boss, the district attorney, attractive but hard-charging, is planning to run for governor, and as a showcase she's planning to use a new crime initiative called At Risk-its motto: "Any crime, any time." In particular, she's been looking for a way to employ cutting-edge DNA technology, and she thinks she's found the perfect subject in an unsolved twenty-year-old murder-in Tennessee. If her office solves the case, it ought to make them all look pretty good, right?

Her investigator is not so sure-not sure about anything to do with this woman, really-but before he can open his mouth, a shocking piece of violence intervenes, an act that shakes up not only both their lives but the lives of everyone around them. It's not a random event. Is it personal? Is it professional? Whatever it is, the implications are very, very bad indeed . . . and they're about to get much worse.

Sparks fly, traps spring, twists abound-this is the master working at the top of her game.View the trailer for "Patricia Cornwell's At Risk", premiering on Lifetime on April 10, 2010.

About the Author

Patricia Cornwell's most recent number-one bestsellers include Predator, Trace, and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper-Case Closed. Her earlier work includes Postmortem — the only novel to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards and the French Prix du Roman d'Aventure in a single year — and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain's prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, her fictional chief medical examiner, won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author.

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coylejenny, April 6, 2007 (view all comments by coylejenny)
I have read all of Patricia Cornwell's books and have enjoyed very much all of them except this one, At Risk, I felt it was very disjointed, and a very disappointing read. I also felt that compared to other titles of Ms Cornwell's this took very little time to read as there were very few pages and not much text on each page and this disappointed me. I felt that compared to the other titles in her range this should have been a lot cheaper than the normal price for her books as it was only about half the size.
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linliv, August 6, 2006 (view all comments by linliv)
As an avid Patricia Cornwell reader, I have read every one of the Scarpetta novels and all 3 Andy Brazil novels. I must say I am incredibly dissappointed in her novel At Risk. The clipped, fragmented writing style delivered in the present tense reminds me of strictly amateur writing. While the plot is in itself good, the writing style detracts from what could have been an outstanding novel.
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Lynn, May 29, 2006 (view all comments by Lynn)
Cornwell surpasses herself this time! Fast-paced and a bit quirky (start with Win's grandmother), At Risk introduces a new Cornwell hero that I hope she brings back again! This is a great summer read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399153624
Author:
Cornwell, Patricia
Publisher:
Putnam Adult
Author:
Cornwell, Patricia D.
Author:
Hoffman, Alice
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Forensic sciences
Subject:
DNA fingerprinting.
Subject:
Criminal investigation
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Massachusetts
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Win Garano
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
May 23, 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
8
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.08x5.06x.88 in. .80 lbs.
Age Level:
14

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Product details 288 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399153624 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Cornwell's latest-a stand-alone thriller that was originally serialized in the New York Times Magazine-is likely to disappoint even diehard fans of her bestselling Kay Scarpetta novels (The Body Farm, etc.). This time, the action is set in Boston, where an attractive and ambitious DA, Monique Lamont, seeks to use a new anticrime initiative to propel herself into the governor's mansion. Lamont plucks her top investigator, Winston Garano, from a special forensics course to probe an obscure cold case, but the detective's inquiries suggest that his boss may be playing a duplicitous game. The writing, pacing, characterizations and plot are far from Cornwell's best work, and the solution to the old murder mystery is anticlimactic." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "For those of us who appreciate good writing and enjoy good thrillers no matter who the protagonist is, Cornwell's latest is absolutely the...finest she's ever written."
"Synopsis" by ,

A Massachusetts state investigator is called home from Knoxville, Tennessee, where he is completing a course at the National Forensic Academy. His boss, the district attorney, attractive but hard-charging, is planning to run for governor, and as a showcase she's planning to use a new crime initiative called At Risk-its motto: "Any crime, any time." In particular, she's been looking for a way to employ cutting-edge DNA technology, and she thinks she's found the perfect subject in an unsolved twenty-year-old murder-in Tennessee. If her office solves the case, it ought to make them all look pretty good, right?

Her investigator is not so sure-not sure about anything to do with this woman, really-but before he can open his mouth, a shocking piece of violence intervenes, an act that shakes up not only both their lives but the lives of everyone around them. It's not a random event. Is it personal? Is it professional? Whatever it is, the implications are very, very bad indeed . . . and they're about to get much worse.

Sparks fly, traps spring, twists abound-this is the master working at the top of her game. View the trailer for "Patricia Cornwell's At Risk", premiering on Lifetime on April 10, 2010.

"Synopsis" by ,

A Massachusetts state investigator is called home from Knoxville, Tennessee, where he is completing a course at the National Forensic Academy. His boss, the district attorney, attractive but hard-charging, is planning to run for governor, and as a showcase she's planning to use a new crime initiative called At Risk-its motto: "Any crime, any time." In particular, she's been looking for a way to employ cutting-edge DNA technology, and she thinks she's found the perfect subject in an unsolved twenty-year-old murder-in Tennessee. If her office solves the case, it ought to make them all look pretty good, right?

Her investigator is not so sure-not sure about anything to do with this woman, really-but before he can open his mouth, a shocking piece of violence intervenes, an act that shakes up not only both their lives but the lives of everyone around them. It's not a random event. Is it personal? Is it professional? Whatever it is, the implications are very, very bad indeed . . . and they're about to get much worse.

Sparks fly, traps spring, twists abound-this is the master working at the top of her game.View the trailer for "Patricia Cornwell's At Risk", premiering on Lifetime on April 10, 2010.

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