Hornet's Nest (novel)

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Hornet's Nest
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First edition
AuthorPatricia Cornwell
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
GenreCrime
PublisherG. P. Putnam's Sons
Publication date
1997
Media typePrint
Pages372
ISBN978-0-425-16098-5
OCLC38177366
Followed bySouthern Cross

Hornet's Nest (1997) is a book by author Patricia Cornwell, set in Charlotte, North Carolina, which was called "a hornet's nest of rebellion" by Cornwallis during the American Revolutionary War.

Plot summary[edit]

The author reveals the heart and soul of a metropolitan police department. With Charlotte as her simmering background, she propels us into the core of the force through the lives of a dynamic trio of heroes: Andy Brazil, an ambitious younger reporter for The Charlotte Observer and an eager - sometimes too eager - volunteer cop; Police Chief Judy Hammer, the professionally strong yet personally troubled guardian of Charlotte's law and order; and her deputy chief, Virginia West, a genuine head-turner who is married to her job. To walk the beat with Hammer, West, and Brazil is to learn the inner secrets of police work - the tension and the tedium, the hilarity and the heartbreak, the unexpected pump of adrenaline and the rush of courage that can lead to heroics ... or death.

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Adaptation[edit]

The book was adapted as a made-for-TV movie that premiered Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 8 p.m. exclusively on TNT. The television film adaptation starred Virginia Madsen, Sherry Stringfield, Michael Boatman, Robbie Amell, Jane McNeill, and Quentin Kerr.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blevins, Ken (2011-12-16). "'Hornet's Nest' cast enjoy stay in Wilmington". Star-News. Retrieved 2012-02-18.