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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 highOn 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 uantum p. Years ago I was a huge Patricia Cornwell fan I read every book the moment they hit the shelves and still have many of the earlier ones on my library shelf today However after time I grew to dislike the characters in the series They never grew changed worked on their flaws to the point that they became unbelievable and really horribly boring SO when I saw that Cornwell had a new series one not aimed at teens I thought I would give it a shot After all it was her writing that I liked so many years ago right After a few chapters I realized that the characters were the same but with different names different locations different jobs but still exactly the same The cop who was terribly flawed The genius workaholic who was so gifted that no one got them Yeah I've read their stories before I didn't want to read them again So I won't and I suggest that you not bother with it either So sad

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uantum By Patricia CornweEen MIA for daysDesperate to halt the countdown to disaster and to clear her sister’s name Captain Chase digs deep into her vast cyber security knowledge and her painful past probing for answers to her twin’s 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 natio. I can't believe Patricia Cornwell wrote this I started reading this on Kindle Unlimited and kept thinking I skipped a page or missed a paragraph NOTHING made sense so choppy purposefully vague and misleading completely not engaging at all I stopped reading after literally nothing had happened literally spent pages on her walking thru the underground secret tunnel ok maybe that's a scene setter walking in the parking lot walking into her office walking back to the car etc Don't bother it's AWFUL

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CHARACTERS é uantum By Patricia Cornwell Ë 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 highOn the eve of a top secret space mission Captain Calli Chase detects a tripped alarm in thHysicist and cybercrime investigator Calli knows that a looming blizzard and government shutdown could provide the perfect cover for sabotage with deadly conseuencesAs 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 Calli’s twin sister Carme who’s b. Patricia Cornwell's long running 'Kay Scarpetta' series is about a talented medical examiner who helps catch sadistic killers Kay works with a thorny detective; has a brilliant niece; and experiences angst about her man Cornwell's new book uantum goes in a different direction but has a similar vibe The main character Air Force Captain Calli Chase is a talented scientist and NASA security expert who's trying to catch a possible saboteur Calli works with a phobic detective; has a brilliant sister; and experiences angst about a man Calli and her identical twin sister Carme are geniuses who whizzed through school and began college at the age of fifteen Both girls have an interest in aerospace science and aspire to be astronauts Right now Calli who works for NASA as a pilot physicist and cop is concerned about a piece of hardware about to be installed on the International Space Station ISS In nine hours astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer will deploy a Low Earth Atmospheric Reader LEAR that was developed by a group of Iowa high school students To witness the event the students and their teacher have come to NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia where they'll watch the live feed and celebrate with the scientists Except the astronauts AREN'T REALLY installing the LEAR Known only to Calli and a few other people the astronauts are deploying a top secret uantum device that will place the United States at the apex of uantum computing far ahead of other nations At about the same time as the installation of the uantum device a rocket is being launched to the ISS The rocket contains routine space station supplies as well as Christmas goodies for the astronauts In the midst of all these NASA activities Calli's Spidey sense has been alerted by several alarming events A couple of months ago an aeronautical engineer named Noah Bishop who works for a NASA contractor called Pandora Space Systems went missing Moreover his disappearance followed a public altercation with Calli's sister Carme who told Noah off outside a Houston bar on Halloween night Then yesterday on the eve of the uantum device's deployment an aerospace engineer named Vera Young who ALSO works for Pandora Space Systems reported her security badge stolen The badge allows access to all parts of NASA and a freak security alert leads Calli to believe that someone used the badge to access an off limits tunnel at Langley Afterwards Vera Young was found dead an apparent suicide Calli and her claustrophobic detective friend Fran Lacey investigate Young's death and discover clues that points to murder Further evidence demonstrates that someone tampered with the crime scene These occurrences and the fact that Carme Chase has gone 'off grid' and can't be located make Calli VERY uneasy She fears that someone is trying to disrupt the deployment of the uantum device In addition she's afraid that Carme a technology whiz and cyperspace expert who's always been something of a rebellious brat might have gotten herself into some shady businessperhaps even murder 😨Interspersed with this narrative are flashbacks to scenes where Calli and Carme are six year old children and Carme has a frightening experience with a 'friend of the family' Calli blames herself for this incident and it affects the sisters' relationship going forward It may also explain some of Carme's bad behavior Further we get hints that Calli has feelings for Carme's boyfriend who may on occasion have mistaken one sister for the other As the story unfolds Calli is anxious about the uantum device worried about Carme and disturbed by the secretiveness of her former boss and mentor As it turns out Calli has good reason to worry There's plenty of excitement as the story builds to a climax after which the book ends on a HUGE CLIFFHANGER which I didn't expect I learned afterwards that Cornwell planned uantum as a two book series so readers who want to know the whole story will have to read both novels I have mixed feelings about this book I'm glad that Cornwell is going in a new direction and I like the space scienceastronaut angle However uantum has a thin plot with a lot of padding that's both unnecessary and tedious Leading up to the installation of the uantum device for example Calli counts down the nine hours to deployment while she frets about things that are bothering her as detailed above Thus part of the book reads something like this I'm paraphrasing Time to deployment 8 hours 58 minutes 4 seconds Calli takes a shower and worries; 8 hours 42 minutes 30 seconds Calli gets dressed and worries; 8 hours 16 minutes 19 seconds Calli collects her backpack and worries; 8 hours 6 minutes 51 seconds Calli gets into her SUV and worries; 7 hours 55 minutes 34 seconds Calli drives to Langley and worriesand so onIn any case I plan to give Cornwell a chance to develop this series and I'll read the second book when it comes out So stay tuned and give this book a shot if it sounds intriguing You can follow my reviews at