Quantum

Quantum

Book - 2019 | First edition.
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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 Calli's twin sister, Carme, who's been MIA for days. Desperate 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 nation.
Publisher: Seattle : Thomas & Mercer, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781542094061
Branch Call Number: CORNW
Characteristics: 338 pages ; 24 cm.

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LibraryChatters Sep 02, 2020

If a book hasn’t grabbed me in first few pages I know it never will. However because I enjoyed Kay Scarpetta so much I gave this book a read until chapter 3.
Nope. Ms Cornwall has produced a stinker. Very disappointed.
Accidentally gave this too many stars!
Would give it ONE

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Adele_Jaunty
Feb 09, 2020

I read this book, maybe too quickly, but I was confused quite a bit of the time throughout the book. When it ended, I still felt as if things must have happened that I just didn't grasp. The main proponent, Calli, had a twin sister (Carme, pronounced Karma according to the book), who seemed to be a large part of the storyline, but what exactly happened to her is still unknown to me as the book ended. There was a lot of extraneous information in the book, but it didn't help any.

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SuzyQandI
Jan 15, 2020

like the lead character, but not the way it was written

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badcatalog
Jan 07, 2020

Just finished this exciting novel about space exploration and life in space. Patricia Cornwell's new heroine Capt. Call Chase is an exciting new character and I hope she will write a new novel with Capt. Chase soon. I was always fascinated by Cornwall's SCARPETA coroner novels and this new intelligent, inquisitive "space-based" female character is fully fleshed out, inquisitive, intelligent and a go-getter and doer of the first order.

You will learn a great deal about our current USA space program and astronauts already housed in orbital satellites, as well as the great work of our men and women who work at
the Space Center and the difficult and hard work everyone performs to keep our astronauts safe in space.

The pace was fast, the story line riveting and I could not put the book down in my eagerness to see how it ended. Hope Cornwell writes another Capt. Chase book soon.

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