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At Risk (2006)

by Patricia Cornwell

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Series: Winston Garano (1)

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Mass / Tenn — DNA — old match — good —

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?
  christinejoseph | Jan 1, 2017 |
Quick and simple. Nothing really special here, but not bad either. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
This is my first Cornwell book and she should keep something in mind: new readers of her work may not necessarily start with her earlier best known works.

This is lightweight and stereotypical, like one of those TV crime serials that everybody saw, lasted one or 2 seasons and are now forgotten.

It may keep you entertained (because we people are too curious for our own good) but that's it.

If you want some quality origami paper the book is excellent :-) ( )
  Tzctlibr | Jun 19, 2015 |
Ilistened to the audio version of this, read by Kate Reading (no kidding!) It's a police procedural set in Boston & revolving around state politics and a cold case murder. In this case, the two are inextricably bound together, making for suspense on multiple levels. ( )
  mfdavis | May 20, 2015 |
This little novel was originally a serial story for The New York Times Magazine, then published as a hardcover book in 2006. It was another of the good reads from a huge bag given to me by a good friend. We met up at a book sale yesterday, each buying more books than we can hope to read very soon, and both grinning from ear to ear.

In a departure from her award-winning series featuring Dr. Kay Scarpetta, this story is set in Boston and Knoxville, and the crime solver is a Massachusetts state investigator. His sexy lady boss, the district attorney, had sent him to the National Forensic Academy in Knoxville and he was perplexed as to why he was there. Suddenly he is called back to Boston urgently to meet with her and finds himself in the middle of a rape and homicide.

Winston Garano is the detective and I was just as confused as he was for quite a while. I can see where this would be successful as a serial with people anxious to buy each Sunday newspaper to read the next installment. Another character involved with the investigation although not always willingly, is another student at the forensic academy who Win has befriended there. She is an older woman, an experienced investigator, trying her best to move up in her department and thus learning something new. I get the feeling she is angry with herself for helping Win at the cost of her own prospects, but she becomes so intrigued by the case that she hangs on.

D.A. Monique Lamont, who Garano thinks of as "Money Lamount," is confusing. She lives the high life, enjoys the fact that men find her sexy, and adores anything glass. Her office and home are full of decorative glass items that reflect light to make an almost skewed vision. She is as tough as nails and constantly yells as people in her office. Is she involved in the case? Is she what she appears to be? Why does she order Garano this way and that - to keep him from making sense of anything?

At Risk is a short but excellent book. It isn't too late for a beach read and this one is perfect for that purpose, although you must pay attention to what you're reading or you won't follow the story and the end will totally surprise you.

Recommended
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  bjmitch | Aug 21, 2013 |
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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.

View the trailer for "Patricia Cornwell's At Risk", premiering on Lifetime on April 10, 2010.

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A Massachusetts district attorney running for governor wants to use some radical new DNA technology to solve a long-ago murder. The result? A new round of violence.

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