New York Times bestselling
author and famed former Manhattan prosecutor Linda Fairstein delivers a
chilling Alexandra Cooper thriller, in which Alex matches wits with the master of
detective fiction himself—Edgar Allan Poe.
Workers demolishing a nineteenth-century brownstone where Poe once
lived discover a human skeleton standing—entombed—behind a brick wall. When
assistant district attorney and sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper hears
about the case, it strikes her as a classic scene from Poe’s fiction, except
that forensic evidence shows this young woman died within the last twenty-five
Meanwhile, Alex is furious when she hears that an old nemesis may be
preying on women once again. The Silk Stocking Rapist first struck four years
ago, leaving a string of victims in his wake, then abruptly disappeared before
Alex and the NYPD could identify him. Now, with improved forensic technology
and a national DNA databank to draw from, a fresh attack may give Alex a new
lease on many old crimes, just in time to beat the statute of limitations.
exhilarating, this heady thriller combines dramatic New York City lore and the
macabre world of Edgar Allan Poe with the authentic legal and forensic detail
that only Linda Fairstein can offer. Entombed is electrifying crime
writing at its very best.
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