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The Front by Patricia Cornwell

The Front (original 2008; edition 2008)

by Patricia Cornwell

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Title:The Front
Authors:Patricia Cornwell
Info:Putnam Adult (2008), Hardcover, 180 pages
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The Front by Patricia Cornwell (2008)



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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 |
Wow, that was a quick read! Finished this book in a single afternoon.
Comments? Nice book, easy to read, straight forward detective/mystery that I liked.
Good read to relax, not demanding at all. ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Jun 4, 2015 |
It's been a while since I've read anything from Patricia Cornwell, and, I have to say, this book was somewhat surprising.

For instance, I was halfway through the book and was still trying to discern the plot of the book. The story unfolded slowly, allowing the reader to familiarize him- or herself with the characters, and it was done so smoothly and was so well paced, you found yourself turning the pages quickly to see where everything was headed.

The Front centers around an old, unsolved murder of a young woman. An ambitious D.A., Monique Lamont, has her own agenda when she assigns Win Garano, a state investigator, to the case. What are her reasons for digging up this case? Win is not too thrilled to be pulled into it, especially when he finds that he will be working the case with Stump, a Watertown detective.

A quick read. At the end, though, I was found wanting more. It was well written, I really liked the characters, and I could have kept reading for another 100 or 200 pages. ( )
  cmeilink | Jul 8, 2014 |
Read 04-27-2014
  trexm5qp7 | Apr 28, 2014 |
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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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The second book featuring Winston Garano.

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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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