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The Front by Patricia Cornwell

The Front (2008)

by Patricia Cornwell

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Series: Winston Garano (2)

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Dispatched by the district attorney to a declining Massachusetts neighborhood to address a case related to a new public relations campaign, state investigator Win Garano suspects a deeper agenda and becomes involved with a loosely organized association of vigilante police officers, in a case during which he is assisted by his intuitive grandmother.… (more)
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I really enjoy the Kay Scarpetta series. This book felt like it was written by a different author. The writing felt juvenile and unfocused. It was very simplistic and many times it felt like events weren't explained. The ending was a big WTF moment, not because it was shocking but because it made no sense. I do not recommend this book at all. ( )
  readingover50 | Jun 11, 2019 |
A short work that started somewhere and ended nowhere. The title has nothing to do with the plot which was underdeveloped and senseless. I guess once you're a famous author you can get pretty much anything published. It was a quick read and doesn't require any brain power to follow the plot so that's a plus, I guess. ( )
  True54Blue | Jun 18, 2018 |
This was not one of Cornwell's best works. It did not engage me like her books usually do. Okay plot but not much action.
Characters were not developed well. Would not recommend this book. ( )
  LilQuebe | Apr 6, 2018 |
Weak mystery

D.A. Lamont has a special job for Win Garano. As part of a new public relations campaign about the dangers of declining neighborhoods, she's sending him to Watertown to "come up with a drama," and she thinks she knows just the case that will serve. Garano is very skeptical, because he knows that Watertown is also the home base for a loose association of municipal police departments called the FRONT, set up in order that they don't have to be so dependent on the state--much to Lamont's anger. He senses a much deeper agenda here--but he has no idea just how deep it goes. In the days that follow, he'll find that Lamont's task, and the places it leads him, will resemble a house of mirrors--everywhere he turns, he's not quite sure if what he's seeing is true.
  christinejoseph | Jun 20, 2017 |
Pretty terrible. If it's written by Patricia Cornwell, and not a Kay Scarpetta story, stay far far away! ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
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Win Garano sets two lattes on a picnic table in front of the John F Kennedy School of Government.
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