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uantum AUTHOR Patricia Cornwell doc ß Kindle Edition Read ´ johnscyclingdiary Ü [Reading] ➷ uantum By Patricia Cornwell – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk International bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers pulse pounding thrills in a series featuring a brilliant and unusual newInternational 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 Last year I read the last Sue Grafton in the alphabet series and was disappointed Turns out she had a terminal illness so I feel bad for my critical review I don’t think Cornwell has that excuse It’s been a long time since I read a Patricia Cornwell mystery but I remember them as fast paced with interesting characters uantum has none of those ualitiesThis story centers on a pair of twin sisters narrated by one of them both of whom are clearly on the autism spectrum The whole book is a mishmash of technobabble and paranoia with a few mysteries that barely kept my interest The narrator’s suspicions and traumas from her past are offered as very poor substitutes for social interaction Every single character was either hostile and damaged or else totally lacking in any distinguishing characteristicsMaybe Cornwell was trying to show off what she had learned in her 2 years of research but she could surely have gotten the number of calories in a doughnut right 200 not 100 Meanwhile she portrayed the winter temperatures in the Langley Wallops Island region of Virginia as if it were Saskatchewan She may have needed frigid temperatures to advance her plot but it made the whole story suspectAll in all this book had no redeeming ualities I can see why it was offered for free To add insult to injury the underlying mystery wasn’t even solved but if you think I am coming back for the conclusion in Book 2 you are mistaken Even for free

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Een 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'm sorry to say this was a huge disappointment I admit to never having read any Patricia Cornwell but her reputation as one of the foremost crime writers especially via her Scarpetta series had me very excited to pick this up as a First Reads selection Sadly that was the end of the excitementWhile it is evident Ms Cornwell is a very accomplished writer this book left me frustrated and even bored throughout There are lots and lots of veiled hints at past events that just become plain irritating Some which seem significant turn out apparently trivial and some which are barely mentioned seem to have been major events None of them are explained properly leaving them as just annoying little open uestions by the end of the bookThen there is Captain Chase and her circle of acuaintances Our heroine is ridiculously intellectual and stupidly nerdy Supposedly a woman with a triple career of astrophysicist or something similar NASA police investigator extraordinaire and astronaut in waiting she persists in showing us the readers how much cleverer than us she is and to be frank it's just annoying and dull Her friend the local hard nosed chief of police with the irrational fear of enclosed spaces brought about by some monumental event of three years ago about which we never learn a thing is even less believable And then there is her former mentor commanding officer weird daddy figure who is far too devious and calculating by halfI suppose I really should try Cornwell's best known series and see if it's just this book or her writing style I don't like This one though I thought was a poor story with poor characters written in a very pedestrian style with far too much geek speak and it really is not for me at all

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uantum AUTHOR Patricia CornweHysicist 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