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A USA Today bestseller.

Captain Calli Chase races against time to thwart a plot that leaves the fate of humanity hanging in the balance in this new thriller from international bestselling author Patricia Cornwell.

In the aftermath of a NASA rocket launch gone terribly wrong, Captain Calli Chase comes face-to-face with her missing twin sister―as well as the startling truth of who they really are. Now, a top secret program put in motion years ago has spun out of control, and only Calli can redirect its course.

Aided by cutting-edge technologies, the NASA investigator and scientist turned Space Force pilot sets out on a frantic search for the missing link between the sabotaged rocket launch and her predetermined destiny…a search that someone else seems very interested in stopping.

From NASA to the Chase family farm, to the White House to distant orbits of space, Calli plays a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek with a cunning and ruthless adversary. One wrong move will unleash cataclysmic consequences reaching far beyond the boundaries of Earth.

This heart-pounding Captain Chase thriller from Patricia Cornwell will leave readers desperate for more.

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A Harrogate International Festivals Book of the Month Selection

“Move over, Bourne and Bond―the espionage game has a new player and Calli Chase is here to finally bring the genre into the twenty-first century.” Mystery & Suspense Magazine

Praise for the Captain Chase series

“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

“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

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Praise for the Captain Chase series

“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

“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

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’Adventure 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, the first book in the Captain Chase series, 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, Space 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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PhotoNut
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Acronym soup
Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2021
I have given up a couple of chapters in on this book that tries to impress with its gadgetry by piling on the acronyms. Its cold and unappealing main character is the narrator and is giving me a headache. The villain is absurd and overblown and the story has a layer of... See more
I have given up a couple of chapters in on this book that tries to impress with its gadgetry by piling on the acronyms. Its cold and unappealing main character is the narrator and is giving me a headache. The villain is absurd and overblown and the story has a layer of paranoia that is far from appealing.
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THIS BOOK HAS A CLIFFHANGER ENDING
Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2021
Three stars for excellent writing. There are very few grammatical errors, no vulgar language, and the author moves the plot nicely. The protagonist is a strong female who has nothing to prove. Additionally, the Audible narrator is smooth. I do not care for books... See more
Three stars for excellent writing. There are very few grammatical errors, no vulgar language, and the author moves the plot nicely. The protagonist is a strong female who has nothing to prove. Additionally, the Audible narrator is smooth.

I do not care for books that end on a cliffhanger, requiring purchase of the next one to complete the story. I read the first book in this series and bought the second thinking this would answer questions and bring at least some kind of closure to the Captain Chase story. This is not the case at all. This book serves only to set up the next in the series.

Note that this book is written in first person so if that is not to your liking, you will not enjoy this book. Also, the science fiction elements may not be your cup of tea so be forewarned of those.

And finally, I must bid Ms. Cornwell adieu. I will use my entertainment budget for other books. I always feel taken advantage of when I spend money on a book only to find it is not complete. In this case, I simply do not care enough about the characters to learn their fate.
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OMG the acronyms make me want to scream
Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2021
I think PC was trying to win an award for most acronyms in sentence, paragraph, page, book. Frustrating and ridiculous with the things they stood for having ridiculous names. The story is a bit out there but readable, but I am losing faith in her writing. Is she even... See more
I think PC was trying to win an award for most acronyms in sentence, paragraph, page, book. Frustrating and ridiculous with the things they stood for having ridiculous names. The story is a bit out there but readable, but I am losing faith in her writing. Is she even writing these? Stick to what you know. Quantum computing and physics is not her strong suit obviously.
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Liz
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Blinded me with Science
Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2021
Patricia Cornwell''s two years spent in learning space and law enforcement tech speak and behaviors definitely paid off. Unfortunately, in my opinion, the technical jargon and numerous acronyms distracted me so much from the plot, that I think I kind of missed both it and... See more
Patricia Cornwell''s two years spent in learning space and law enforcement tech speak and behaviors definitely paid off. Unfortunately, in my opinion, the technical jargon and numerous acronyms distracted me so much from the plot, that I think I kind of missed both it and any character development. Even setting aside any physical augmentation, Calli and her sister, didn''t really engage me in a human way but more as walking super textbooks operating under marginal control from their handlers. Caricatures rather than believable characters abound. I guess, I just didn''t feel it as emotionally as I would have expected. That being said, if there is another book, I would probably read it, if only to find out what the heck is going on and hopefully, that Never Wrong finally gets her comeuppance.
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Leigh1955Anne
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This is Not Dr. Scarpetta
Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2021
I have been an avid reader of Patricia Cornwell''s work for many years. I was very much looking forward to this new series and characters. I am sorry to say that I am not impressed with these two books. The characters are two dimensional and the dialogue is almost lifeless.... See more
I have been an avid reader of Patricia Cornwell''s work for many years. I was very much looking forward to this new series and characters. I am sorry to say that I am not impressed with these two books. The characters are two dimensional and the dialogue is almost lifeless. I''m not sure what has happened to Ms. Cornwell, but I hope she regains her footing and her zest. I miss Kay Scarpetta''s razor sharp wit and Benton Wesley''s analytical mind!!
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Daily Reader Girl
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Spin is a, never will forget, adventure.
Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2021
This book is an absolute must read! It is a page turner from page one. The story takes you on a journey that only Cornwell can deliver. It includes technology that keeps you turning pages at the edge of your seat. A new character, a young boy genius,... See more
This book is an absolute must read!

It is a page turner from page one.

The story takes you on a journey that only Cornwell can deliver. It includes technology that keeps you turning pages at the edge of your seat. A new character, a young boy genius, is introduced that keeps Capt Chase on her toes!

This adventure takes place mostly on the ground however without too much spoiling... get ready to blast off.

Clearly Cornwell did her research and you will feel like you are right there with her throughout. Hard to believe this technology is possible, let alone exists.

Excellent ! What will happen next? Cannot wait.
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Ryan Hillis
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Told in First person.
Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2021
A so-so NASA Thriller. Not really a fan of fiction books told in first person.
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Leslie Bialler
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Near future techno-thriller
Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2021
Those who, like me, liked “Quantum” enough to go on with the Calli and Carme Chase series books are going to encounter the same problems that abounded in “Spin.” Cornwell tries to keep things going in “real time,” and so, except for a gap that’s needed for plot... See more
Those who, like me, liked “Quantum” enough to go on with the Calli and Carme Chase series books are going to encounter the same problems that abounded in “Spin.” Cornwell tries to keep things going in “real time,” and so, except for a gap that’s needed for plot developments, it pretty much goes hour by hour, if not minute by minute.

And so, this leads to one almost unbearable sequence in which four or five chapters slog by with Calli navigating through snow and ice from the room she’s been in to her new vehicle, while she goes on spouting acronyms, technobabble, and interior monologues. Finally she opens the door and gets into the thing.

Then, too, we are introduced to a new character, one of those “magic kids,” a child genius who’ll probably get on your nerves as much as he does on Calli’s. And of course, if you have the stereotypical “magic kid,” you must have the equally stereotypical magic villain the kid has been brought into help defeat: Neva Wong, who slunk into “Quantum,” develops, as I had feared, into one of those improbable “Dr. Evil” characters with a large vocab and a hissible demeanor.

Cornwell has evidently seen at least one too many Bond movies than has been good for her. Also, there is a development that I cannot reveal because it would give away some of the plot, but I’ll just say, there’s a character or two or three who should be charged with child abuse, but then we wouldn’t have this book.

Still, the suspense and the artful plot should be enough to carry you along. And on the plus side, there are no more of Calli’s flashbacks to the day she sliced her finger trying to cut a half-frozen bagel. I had assumed this was going to be a major piece of character development, but apparently the only purpose it served was for Those in the Know to tell Callie and Carme apart. And I loved the snarky AI, "ART," and the superb owl.

And finally, the finale does not disappoint. That minute by minute style, so annoying for the first 70 percent of the book, really builds the suspense at the end, and then, in a flash, just as you think you’re going to be left on a cliff awaiting the next book . . . well, you’re not.

Notes and Asides: Can we just have imperial measure? Do we need to have everything stated in metric with imperial measures in parentheses?

Since Calli constantly reminds us in her streams of consciousness she’s a bit chunkier than her twin, and since she also tells us nobody can tell them apart, are we to assume Calli is simply neurotic about this and we shouldn’t believe her?

For some reason, single-digit numbers are expressed as digits. I thought 1-9 are supposed to be written out. It’s as if for convenience’s sake the author just tapped the digit keys whenever she encountered a numeral, figuring the editor would do a search and replace for her. The editor didn’t. But then, to be fair, perhaps the editor was more engaged with deleting even more technobabble and interior monologues than we know. If so, I think that person cordially.
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gilld
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The future is with us
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 2, 2021
This second book follows very closely on fron the first Chase book and feels to be more populated by other characters although there is once again that sense of space about it (no pun intended). It is narrated in the first person , Calli< and so we dont get to view the...See more
This second book follows very closely on fron the first Chase book and feels to be more populated by other characters although there is once again that sense of space about it (no pun intended). It is narrated in the first person , Calli< and so we dont get to view the bigger picture of whats going on around her other than what she is engaged in - I think that is where the sense of space comes from. Thius story gives us an insight into what became of her twin sister which was only hinted at in the first book. Theres a trip to the White House, a criminal element, a child prodigy and advanced technolgy in abundance. It makes a good engrossing story with potential for future books.
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Carol Lewis
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Not for me
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 19, 2021
I was a bit ambivalent about the first book in this series but decided to order the second. However, I am just not enjoying this at all, which is a shame as I have enjoyed all Patricia Cornell''s other books. I am sure that it is well researched but I am not connecting with...See more
I was a bit ambivalent about the first book in this series but decided to order the second. However, I am just not enjoying this at all, which is a shame as I have enjoyed all Patricia Cornell''s other books. I am sure that it is well researched but I am not connecting with the characters and it does not feel like a cohesive story.
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Lynda
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SPIN
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 16, 2021
Found the first book very frustrating but had become invested in the storyline and wanted to see how it progressed? It had its moments of holding my attention but have decided this series is not for me. I think maybe this is geared towards the younger reader and tries too...See more
Found the first book very frustrating but had become invested in the storyline and wanted to see how it progressed? It had its moments of holding my attention but have decided this series is not for me. I think maybe this is geared towards the younger reader and tries too hard in parts. Got fed up with the acronyms and descriptions of the equipment, so boring. Unfortunately doesn''t move quick enough through the story and got a bit ridiculous, did we have to have pages and pages of how Calli navigated a snowy car park to get to the super car? Very frustrating, good in parts, not very likable characters, stupid names and acronyms sorry I give up?
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Miss L Y Bryant
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Superb sequel
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 24, 2021
Yet another fabulous book following smartly in the footsteps of the Quantum. Intrigue and suspense throughout with excellent character and plot development. Once again left on a cliffhanger and eager for the next instalment.
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Not the usual characters
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 5, 2021
Didn''t really enjoy reading this book as it doesn''t have the usual characters in a Patricia Cornwell novel. I found it really hard work trying to figure out what the story was about. Definitely one to avoid.
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