Patricia Cornwell – Quantum: A Thriller


International bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers pulse-pounding thrills in a series featuring a brilliant and unusual new heroine, cutting-edge cybertechnology, and stakes that are astronomically high.

On the eve of a top secret space mission, Captain Calli Chase detects a tripped alarm in the tunnels deep below a NASA research center. A NASA pilot, quantum physicist, and cybercrime investigator, Calli knows that a looming blizzard and government shutdown could provide the perfect cover for sabotage, with deadly consequences.

As it turns out, the danger is worse than she thought. A spatter of dried blood, a missing security badge, a suspicious suicide – a series of disturbing clues point to Callis twin sister, Carme, whos been MIA for days.

Desperate to halt the countdown to disaster and to clear her sisters name, Captain Chase digs deep into her vast cyber security knowledge and her painful past, probing for answers to her twins erratic conduct. As time is running out, she realizes that failure means catastrophe – not just for the space program but for the safety of the whole nation.

Author: Patricia Cornwell
Narrator: January LaVoy
Duration: 10 hours 22 minutes
Released: 19 Jan 2010
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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This book’s biggest flaw is that there was no ending. We have a possible intruder on a military base and later a murder. Neither one of which are solved in the course of the story. I see that this is book one of the series, but each book should be encapsulated meaning it is a complete story in it’s own right.

The story seems to take place mainly in the protagonists head. There’s a lot of whining and emotional crap going on showing the main character to be very distracted from her job. There’s too much family drama for this to be considered a thriller. There were no chase scenes there wasn’t much of an investigation into a suspicious death and ultimately nothing happened all the questions remain on answered.

Second there seem to be a lot of pointless exposition and detailed description that did nothing to further the plot. There were flashbacks that seemed unnecessary and it was hard to tell when the story was taking place in the present and when it was taking place in the past. I assume in written form the text is italicized or in someway indicates that the scene is a flashback.

Her early works were so good & I vaguely remember a satirical series that was pithy.

This was just bad.