The Front

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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 Garano’s 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, 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.

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  • Matt

    Cornwell's sequel to her Winston Garano novella series picks up the pace and gives readers a stronger sense of the man while showing more of the author's abilities. Set a year after the previous story...

  • Thomas

    This book was horrible as so many of her previous novels have been. I think Cornwell has lost touch with what made us readers want to read her books. I keep coming back to her new books hoping she wil...

  • Mark

    Told in present tense, this short novel (54k words, but a big font and lots of white space pad it out to look like a £6.99 paperback should do) takes off at speed and never slows down, skimping on ev...

  • Kay

    This is a light book. In fact, I believe it is something Cornwell wrote between Lunch and dinner one day. She should have watched a movie or made better use of her time! Her early books were great, bu...

  • CGregory

    I did not like this book. I actually stand a bit beside myself as I say that because I love Patricia's previous style of writing. This book seemed too fragmented. I had difficulty finishing such a sho...

  • Mary

    It's ok of a book but i didn't like it as it's not one of the books that catches my attention and keeps me entertained to keep reading....

  • TJ

    I have been a Patricia Cornwell fan from the beginning. But this book is disappointing. It feels like the ending was very rushed and it wasn't very satisfying....

  • Tad

    Started reading Cornwell for the forensic science before CSI made it cool. The early Kay Scarpetta novels are downright frightening, the closest I get to reading horror. (No Stephen King books or slas...

  • Cindy

    A nice enough little romp solving an old crime. I liked "Geronimo" and I know I liked his grandmother! I would certainly like to read about her again! "Stump" was an admirable character as well but I'...

  • Julia

    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 we...