At Risk

At Risk

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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 also 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.

Title:At Risk
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780425214763
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    At Risk Reviews

  • Alcy_girl

    This wasn't a book in the Scarpetta series, and I had been finding those getting worse with each new novel, so I thought that something fresh may be better to read.Nope! I honestly don't like her writ...

  • Jessica

    Crap. First of all, it uses the rather unprofessional format of present tense grammar. I'm supposing the author intended this to give the story a sense of immediacy and urgency; it just made it sound ...

  • Matt

    Shifting gears, Patricia Cornwell pens a novella that introduces readers to a new character with many unique features. Winston Garano works for the Massachusetts State Police, assigned to liaise close...

  • Carolyn F.

    Am I the only one that found the plot way too convoluted? Taking an older murder from another state, sending the blood evidence to a lab in California and having this huge conspiracy about insider tra...

  • Jade17

    Terrible all around! Whatever happened to Cornwell's writing and why did it get this bad? I remember reading her Scarpetta novels 7-8 years ago and they were captivating and well written. This book is...

  • Mark

    At one time, her Kay Scarpetta books were some of the best mystery/thriller fiction around... and then they grew dark & nasty & mean - and I stopped reading them.Since the "At Risk" series meant a new...

  • Karen

    One of my worst reads EVER! The story line is stupid. The background mystery is stupid. The foreground plot is stupid. Horribly written. It was a total waste of time.Here is my review of the #2 book, ...

  • Danielle

    I've read a lot of reviews of this book, and I don't see what people's problem is. I enjoyed the story, and I thought the characters were fairly well drawn. My favorite is the tarot wielding nana. It ...

  • Charlotte (Buried in Books)

    I don't understand what the point of this book was. I really didn't like the style of writing. It felt like the outline of a TV show or movie with sentences half constructed. It couldn't seem to make ...

  • Randy Tramp

    Win Garano is called away from a course of the National Forensic Academy to work a twenty-year-old murder case. His book, the district attorney is planning to run for governor.Interesting characters w...