The Front

The Front

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Baker & Taylor
Dispatched by the district attorney to a declining Massachusetts neighborhood to address a case related to a new public relations campaign, state investigator Win Garano becomes involved with a loosely organized association of vigilante police officers.

Blackwell North Amer
When Patricia Cornwell introduced the quicksilver, cut-to-the-bone style and extraordinary cast of characters of At Risk, the result was electrifying.
At Risk featured Massachusetts state investigator Win Garano, a shrewd man of mixed-race background and a not inconsiderable chip on his shoulder; D. A. 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 concerning 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 so 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.

Baker
& Taylor

Dispatched by the district attorney to a declining Massachusetts neighborhood to address a case related to a new public relations campaign, state investigator Win Garano suspects a deeper agenda and becomes involved with a loosely organized association of vigilante police officers, in a case during which he is assisted by his intuitive grandmother.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2008.
ISBN: 9780399154188
0399154183
Characteristics: 180 p. ; 22 cm.

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GramsIam
Oct 14, 2012

I haven't read Ms. Cornwell's books for awhile. My interest was renewed with the two movies with the Win Garano character.

I have been trying to remember the other movie so thought maybe I could find the answer by looking at the write-up on the book. Unfortunately there is nothing on Ms. Cornwell's books.

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SKHall
Aug 12, 2010

Terrible book. Reads like the rough draft of a proposed novel. Do not like the present tense voice - "he goes here. She does this. etc".
Writing is choppy, with overuse of partial sentences.

The story is very weak and often implausible.

A big disappointment.

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gailygirl
Sep 22, 2008

I loved this book

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seaspirit
Aug 17, 2008

Unsubstantial plot. Unbelievable characters. A waste of time to read.

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D.A Monique Lamont has a special job for Win Garano. Aws part of a new public relations campaign concerning 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, cecause he knows that Watertown is also the home base for a loose association of municipal police departments called the FRONT, set up so that they don't hve to be so dependant 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. 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. "Falsehoods rule," warns he grandmother. And they can also kill.

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