PATRICIA CORNWELL

By Tom MCLOUGHLIN

TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS GMBH - as PROD

Thriller - Completed 2009


    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Tom MCLOUGHLIN
    • Writer(s)
    • John PIELMEIER
    • Producer(s)
    • Stanley M. BROOKS, Jim HEAD
    • Synopsis
    • At Risk and The Front introduce a new lead character, Massachusetts state investigator Win Garano. Garano is described as extremely intelligent, headstrong, absolutely incorruptible and drop-dead gorgeous. District Attorney Monique Lamont is a hard-charging woman with powerful ambitions and a troubling willingness to cut corners. Together they form a powerful team whose job it is to open and solve cold cases.
      At Risk
      State attorney Monique Lamont, entrusts Win with a case that lies 20 years in the past. The investigator is supposed to re-open the case of a brutal and unsolved murder of an old woman using cutting-edge DNA technology. If her office solves the case, it ought to make them all look good.
      Another crime is committed - Lamont is assaulted and raped at her home. The incidents seem to be connected and the more Win learns about the past case, the more he understands the connections to the attempted murder of Lamont.
      Sparks fly, traps spring, twists abound but Win manages to solve the old case. However the current events threaten his life and that of his colleague until the end. The suspect comes so close to Win and Lamont that the cat-and-mouse game is only solved at the very end of the story but with a terrible loss.
      The Front
      In The Front, peril comes to them all. Win has to solve a case from the early 60s in Boston which is similar to a current murder of an older lady who lived in the neighborhood. Monique Lamont is convinced that this could be the first victim of the famous ‚Boston Strangler‘ and this could help her get media attention to advance her career.
      People are scared that someone is using the method of the Boston Strangler to kill women today in the same bloody manner. Monique Lamont finds herself in a life-threatening situation where only Win can rescue her- forcing Win’s dark memories from the final chapter of At Risk to re-surface.
      The suspect in the case has overlooked one detail which will help to save Lamont’s and Garano’s lives in the final showdown.
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