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At Risk (Winston Garano, Bk 1)
At Risk - Winston Garano, Bk 1
Author: Patricia Cornwell
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, an attractive but hard-charging woman, 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...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425214763
ISBN-10: 0425214761
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 369 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed At Risk (Winston Garano, Bk 1) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Well, I have been a fan of Patricia Cornwell, but this book was a disappointment. I kept waiting for something to happen, for the plot to pick up, but it never did. It also bothers me when an author pretends that a book is a whole book, even though the spacing is at 1.5, there are lots of empty pages, and there is really no story. It's more of a mini book - she left out a lot of words, a storyline that was interesting, and made sure there were a lot of blank pages. It was insulting. And because I have enjoyed her previous work, this was really disappointing, a waste of money, and a waste of time.
earlsgirl avatar reviewed At Risk (Winston Garano, Bk 1) on + 188 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I just couldn't get interested in it. Read the first half in an evening and then skimmed the rest. I think Patricia Cornwell's writing career is "At Risk".
WildOrchid avatar reviewed At Risk (Winston Garano, Bk 1) on + 222 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Definitely not one of her better works, and I'm usually a big fan of hers. A quick read but I didn't care for the characters at all.
reviewed At Risk (Winston Garano, Bk 1) on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Colorful characters,solid believable plot, and fast paced. Over all a great read.
seongeona avatar reviewed At Risk (Winston Garano, Bk 1) on + 40 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The point-of-view from which this novel is written threw me off so much that it was distracting for the entire book. It comes off as sounding very simplistic, as if it were written for someone just learning English or for very young adults. The main characters were flat, without genuine personalities or any quirks to keep me interested. I kept thinking about comic books or those old crime movies where the dialogue is unnatural and stilted. Even though the back cover says "At Risk is filled with all the chilling suspense, rich characters, and trademark forensics ..." I can't remember any "chilling suspense" or "forensics" in this story! HOWEVER ... Nana, the main character Winston Garano's hoodoo-practicing grandmother, stood out in full color! Even though she has only a few small scenes, what a delight she is with her tarot cards, windchimes, and pennies for Hecate. Only because of her will I keep watch for other novels in this series and I will be skimming the pages just to find her scenes.
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reviewed At Risk (Winston Garano, Bk 1) on + 197 more book reviews
Terrible. Only read 80 pages and still don't know what its about. A Patrica Cornwell book. Reading for the "read anything" crowd.
reviewed At Risk (Winston Garano, Bk 1) on + 6 more book reviews
Liked the book -- will definitely read the 2nd one before passing judgement that they are as good as the Kay Scarpetta series.
reviewed At Risk (Winston Garano, Bk 1) on + 27 more book reviews
If you enjoy Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta series..you will find this quite different. The book is good, but the charaters aren't as strong or as likeable as in her other series. I would, however, read other Winston Garano books.

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