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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
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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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.
Bravescatz avatar reviewed At Risk (Winston Garano, Bk 1) on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Book is a short read and not Cornwell usual. Very disappointing for Patricia Cornwell.
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reviewed At Risk (Winston Garano, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
Cornwell is back in form with this book--a must read if you liked her first books.
reviewed At Risk (Winston Garano, Bk 1) on + 5 more book reviews
i enjoyed this novel it was a book that you wanted to see what happened next

A page turner and fast paced.

Claire Janicki
reviewed At Risk (Winston Garano, Bk 1) on
This was written as well as her other books but didn't really get developed. It was kind of short.
reviewed At Risk (Winston Garano, Bk 1) on + 270 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.
daedelys avatar reviewed At Risk (Winston Garano, Bk 1) on + 1756 more book reviews
The only things suspenseful about this book were "Is the story going to get any better?" and "What's Up with all the blank pages and spacing?". I just couldn't get into it. I was really hoping that after my disappointment with the Kay Scarpetta series getting old that a fresh series by this author was what I needed. I couldn't have been more wrong. The writing style was lame and I couldn't help but compare it to watching a "B" movie when I wanted to go to the theater and see a new release. There's definitely better authors out there that I'll give a chance to since I won't waste any more time on this one.
superdupar avatar reviewed At Risk (Winston Garano, Bk 1) on + 115 more book reviews
This is new series (not Kay Scarpetta). Although the characters are interesting the story is short and not well developed.

Winston Garano is called out of forensics school to solve a decades old crime. His boss, Monique Lamont, is using the case to further her political career. Before he can even get started, strange events happen, followed by an act of violence. Politics, personal lives and crime are intertwined in this story.
reviewed At Risk (Winston Garano, Bk 1) on + 19 more book reviews
I've read every Cornwell book she's written. This one was a disappointment. Short, choppy with a confusing plot. The characters aren't very well developed and the ending leaves you pretty confused about how the different story lines fit together. If this is the start of a new Scarpetta-like series, it doesn't make me want to read more.

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