- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Thomas & Mercer; Reprint edition (1 October 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1542094062
- ISBN-13: 978-1542094061
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 590 g
- Average Customer Review: 74 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The creator of Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta peers into space and finds just as much skullduggery there...[introducing] an equally strong, even more tormented heroine...[in] federal special agent Capt. Calli Chase." --Kirkus Reviews
"Move over, Doctor Kay Scarpetta...Quantum inaugurates a new series with a confident new heroine..." --The Telegraph
"Cornwell's long-time fans will recognize her talent for jumping immediately into action. From page one, the reader is drawn into the space and time of the characters, as Cornwell wastes no time getting the reader oriented into the story. The claustrophobic confines of the opening setting are fantastically described, to the point that readers may have to remind themselves to breathe normally." --The Nerd Daily
"Brilliantly crafted, gripping, and smart..." --Post Register
"Buckle up for a race to the finish that does not disappoint." --Bookreporter
"As always, Cornwell establishes time, place, and mood by expertly crafting each scene to make you feel as if you're in it." --New York Journal of Books
"Gripping, suspenseful, and leaves you wanting more." --Better Reading
About the Author
In 1990, Patricia Cornwell sold her first novel, Postmortem, while working at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia. An auspicious debut, it went on to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity Awards as well as the French Prix du Roman d'Aventure prize--the first book ever to claim all these distinctions in a single year. Growing into an international phenomenon, the Scarpetta series won Cornwell the Sherlock Award for best detective created by an American author, the Gold Dagger Award, the RBA Thriller Award, and the Medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters for her contributions to literary and artistic development.
Today, Cornwell's novels and iconic characters are known around the world. Beyond the Scarpetta series, Cornwell has written the definitive nonfiction account of Jack the Ripper's identity, cookbooks, a children's book, a biography of Ruth Graham, and two other fictional series based on the characters Win Garano and Andy Brazil. While writing Quantum, Cornwell spent two years researching space, technology, and robotics at Captain Calli Chase's home base, NASA's Langley Research Center, and studied cutting-edge law enforcement and security techniques with the Secret Service, the US Air Force, NASA Protective Services, Scotland Yard, and Interpol.
Cornwell was born in Miami. She grew up in Montreat, North Carolina, and now lives and works in Boston and Los Angeles.
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I just finished reading the book only to try to get to the end of the story and guess what, there was none. Would I ever pick a Captain Chase book again? No way!!! If I could I would've given less than one star
I made it through the incoherent prologue. But it it provided no understanding or motivation for what would follow. So I gave it a rest.
I made it through the first two chapters, just. But it only got worse, with an excruciatingly slow flow of actual information, and no plot development, and little character development. just tedious and juvenile exchanges between the PoV character and a secondary who really shouldn't have been there.
And then I gave up and removed it from my device. I don't expect to try this author again.
I had to skim read parts of the boring stuff to get to any story. Would suggest leaving this one!
I can say that she is an accomplished writer (even before I read the “About the Author” section). To me there was too much musing by Captain Calli Chase, too much descriptive content (though that was well done). The story finally gathered pace in the latter stages and was quite engrossing as the various leads previously scattered were gathered together but not tied down as this was quite obviously the first of a series of books. I did enjoy the science and NASA parts of the book. I would recommend this to those who like the author to delve deeply into the characters who populate a story.