At Risk (win Garano)

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from America's #1 Bestselling Crime Writer, An Electrifying New Thriller-with A Twist.

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a Massachusetts District Attorney Running For Governor Wants To Use Some Radical New Dna Technology To Solve A Long-ago Murder. The Result? A New Round Of Violence. For Those Who Can't Wait, The New York Times Magazine Has Begun Serializing Cornwell's Newest This Month. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Author : Patricia Cornwell

Publisher : Berkley

Published Year : 2007

Edition : Reprint

Format : Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages

Dimensions : 4.24 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 0.83 (d)

ISBN : 0425214761

ISBN13 : 9780425214763


Overview :

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 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.