The Front

The Front

Large Print - 2008
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The audacious new adventure of the At Risk team from Americaas #1 bestselling crime writer.
When Patricia Cornwell introduced the quicksilver, cut-to-the-bone style and extraordinary cast of characters of At Risk, the result was electrifying: aAt Risk is Cornwellas finest novel. It works in every way possiblea fascinating characters, solid plot, great pacing and expertly crafted prosea (St. Louis Post-Dispatch); aAbsolutely the best. Hereas hoping weall see more of Win, Monique, Nana and Sykes in the coming years. They are the best characters to emerge from Cornwellas creative pen since . . . well, Kay Scarpettaa (The Denver Post).
At Risk featured Massachusetts state investigator Win Garano, a shrewd man of mixed-race background and a notinconsiderable chip on his shoulder; District Attorney Monique Lamont, a hard-charging woman with powerful ambitions and a troubling willingness to cut corners; and Garanoas grandmother, who has certain unpredictable talents that you ignore at your peril.
And in The Front, peril is what comes to them all. D.A. Lamont has a special job for Garano. As part of a new public relations campaign about the dangers of declining neighborhoods, sheas sending him to Watertown to acome up with a drama, a 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 donat have to be so dependent on the stateamuch to Lamontas anger. He senses a much deeper agenda hereabut he has no idea just how deep it goes. In the days that follow, heall find that Lamontas task, andthe places it leads him, will resemble a house of mirrorsaeverywhere he turns, heas not quite sure if what heas seeing is true.
aFalsehoods rule, a warns his grandmother. And they can also kill.
This is the master writing at the absolute top of her game. You will never guess what lies behind The Front,
Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, 2008.
Edition: Large print edition, unabridged.
ISBN: 9781594133282
159413328X
9781410404756
1410404757
Branch Call Number: COR
Characteristics: 213 pages ; 22 cm

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GramsIam
Oct 14, 2012

I haven't read Ms. Cornwell's books for awhile. My interest was renewed with the two movies with the Win Garano character.

I have been trying to remember the other movie so thought maybe I could find the answer by looking at the write-up on the book. Unfortunately there is nothing on Ms. Cornwell's books.

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SKHall
Aug 12, 2010

Terrible book. Reads like the rough draft of a proposed novel. Do not like the present tense voice - "he goes here. She does this. etc".
Writing is choppy, with overuse of partial sentences.

The story is very weak and often implausible.

A big disappointment.

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gailygirl
Sep 22, 2008

I loved this book

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seaspirit
Aug 17, 2008

Unsubstantial plot. Unbelievable characters. A waste of time to read.

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D.A Monique Lamont has a special job for Win Garano. Aws part of a new public relations campaign concerning 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, cecause he knows that Watertown is also the home base for a loose association of municipal police departments called the FRONT, set up so that they don't hve to be so dependant 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. 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. "Falsehoods rule," warns he grandmother. And they can also kill.

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