At Risk (Win Garano #1) (Mass Market)

By Patricia Cornwell

Berkley, 9780425214763, 304pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2007

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Digital Audiobook (5/22/2006)
Hardcover (5/23/2006)
Compact Disc (5/23/2006)

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Description

Sparks fly and twists abound in this electrifying thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling crime author Patricia Cornwell.

Massachusetts state investigator Win Garano 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?

Win isn't 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 both their lives and 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.


About the Author

Patricia Cornwell is considered one of the world's bestselling crime writers. Her intrepid medical examiner Kay Scarpetta first appeared on the scene in 1990 with Postmortem—the only novel to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards and the French Prix du Roman d'Aventure in a single year—and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain's prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author. Ms. Cornwell's work is translated into 36 languages across more than 120 countries.


Praise For At Risk (Win Garano #1)

Praise for At Risk

“Highly entertaining…fascinating characters, solid plot, great pacing and expertly crafted prose.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  
“…a tautly plotted story with solid characters, sharp dialogue and a nice handful of twists…”—The Denver Post
 
“Cornwell skillfully blends her characters’ personal and professional lives into a thriller that is neither predictable nor mundane.”—The Canadian Press

 “Scary.”—The Boston Globe