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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,749 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Fairstein Narrator: Blair Brown Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alexandra Cooper Series Release Date: March 2008 ISBN: 9780739357873
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It’s August in New York, and the only thing that’s hotter than the pavement is Manhattan D.A. Alex Cooper’s professional and personal life. Just as she’s claiming an especially gratifying victory in a rape case, she gets the call: the body of a young woman has been found in an abandoned building. The brutality of the murder is disturbing enough, but when a second body, beaten and disposed of in exactly same manner, is found off the Belt Parkway, the city’s top brass want the killer found fast, before the tabloids can start churning out ghoulish serial killer headlines.

Between dodging the bullets of the gang members who are infuriated by Alex’s most recent courtroom victory and keeping a rendezvous with a charming restaurateur, a serial killer on the loose is the last thing she needs on her plate right now. Then a third victim is found, and it becomes clear to Alex and her team that time is not on their side.

Through Alex’s peerless interrogation skillsand one big breakthe search becomes focused on someone who has a twisted obsession with the military, and things grow increasingly dangerous when the chase leads to a chain of small, abandoned islands around New York harbor.

Once again Linda Fairstein brilliantly orchestrates a page-turning mix of cutting-edge legal issues and forensics, New York City history, and spine-tingling suspense. And at the center of it all is Alex Cooper—stunning, single-minded, accomplished, and not to be trifled with whether she’s in or out of a courtroom. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • One of the best crime writers in fiction today.”
  • Nelson DeMille
  • “Fairstein . . . makes the legal issues more exciting than any high-speed chase. New York Times

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bettynz | 2/11/2014

    " Hot off the press, the only thing wrong with this book is that that means there is going to be a wait till the next one! Several books further along from the Bone Vault, which I read immediately beforehand, it was good to explore, along with Coop, Chapman and Mercer, some of the abandoned islands, rich with history, surrounding Manhattan. Several good twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rjperpich Perpich | 1/29/2014

    " Will definitely read more books by Linda Fairstein. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tricia | 1/28/2014

    " as adult books go, this was better than most i've read. author comes from nyc da's office and writes with an inside track. good use of history in a thriller. would read another by this author without hesitation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/22/2014

    " listened to this book on my ipod. I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Ann | 1/18/2014

    " I wish I could give this one a 3.5. It was a really good mystery, with strong characters and an interesting setting. I liked the lead Alex Cooper, an assistant D.A. in the sex crimes division. I'm sure I will read more of Linda Fairstein's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindig | 1/17/2014

    " NYC cops & DA & sex crimes. Got to be a little annoying because our heroine is afraid of guns, of snakes, of storms, of heights, etc. Makes me wonder how she does her job and lives her life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marianne Stehr | 1/15/2014

    " This was like living in a never ending Law and Order episode. It is very slow moving, has too much description and does not get suspenseful until about 250 pages into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mellissa | 12/15/2013

    " Good characters, believable storyline. My first Linda Fairstein book, but not the last. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 11/23/2013

    " Hadn't read her in awhile. Enjoyable, if a bit more graphic in places than is comfortable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deena Scintilla | 9/28/2013

    " I usually enjoy her books but I found myself fast-forwarding the CDs until I finally decided not to even try to finish it. I felt the character development was not up to par with her previous ones. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joyce | 4/28/2013

    " I really like her books, but tend to get disinterested when they get bogged down in food and local in-spots. I'd rather stay on the plot more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 4/20/2013

    " Good series. Alex & cohorts come up against killer with military fascinations. Chilling!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace Artoza | 3/3/2013

    " im getting bored reading this book... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allen | 2/16/2013

    " didn't do much for me.not awful, but lots of cliches.kept with it because i didn't have anything else handy at the time. unlikely to try this author again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gwen | 1/28/2013

    " I didn't think this was her best book. I found it just wasn't up to par with her other books. I was so disappointed as she is one of my favorite writers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mead | 1/13/2013

    " Woman DA in NY, just OK on CD "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabetmarshall | 1/6/2013

    " Ok. Not her best but an interesting historical read re NYC. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Ormsby | 12/20/2012

    " Maybe a little too much military history for my taste, but the plot clips along, the characters are enjoyable and sincere and their personal angst doesn't take over the book as they sometimes do in Patricia Cornwell novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 11/4/2012

    " This author's books all take place in NYC and have really interesting history about various places in NYC. This one involves a murder near the Staten Island ferry. Good book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kresti Lyddon | 3/13/2012

    " I have read all of Linda Fairstein's books to date - this is another great one! I am always looking out for a new one so am one of the first to get it when it's available. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marian | 2/9/2012

    " I tried so hard to get into this book; I could not even finish it. It was so boring; nothing grabbed me to stay with the story. Very disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Marshall | 9/7/2011

    " Another wonderful book from her and I really liked having the map of New York included. I loved the subtle subtext between Coop and Mike "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 6/8/2011

    " Good suspense story intertwined with some history of the islands in around New York city. And Alex Trebec only made one appearance in this book. Amazing. A bit graphic, but for those who read Fairstein it is nothing more than usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 5/16/2011

    " I really enjoy Linda Fairstein's books. They have a lot of NYC history in them, which is interesting. I like her characters too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 3/17/2011

    " Maybe I'm getting harder to please. This book, while good, didn't have the plot intensity to be a page-turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne | 2/9/2011

    " Fairstein is a great crime fiction writer. Of course I am prejudiced because I knew her as ADA New York City "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 9/20/2010

    " Thought that this was a good book re: DA Alex Cooper and NYPD detective Mike Chapman but I thought that the book was choppy in some places. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 9/15/2010

    " Hard boiled sex crimes type mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 8/2/2010

    " Love the characters in her books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Ann | 5/22/2010

    " I wish I could give this one a 3.5. It was a really good mystery, with strong characters and an interesting setting. I liked the lead Alex Cooper, an assistant D.A. in the sex crimes division. I'm sure I will read more of Linda Fairstein's books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marianne | 4/24/2010

    " This was like living in a never ending Law and Order episode. It is very slow moving, has too much description and does not get suspenseful until about 250 pages into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 3/31/2010

    " Good read. Linda Fairstein always pleases. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deena | 3/19/2010

    " I usually enjoy her books but I found myself fast-forwarding the CDs until I finally decided not to even try to finish it. I felt the character development was not up to par with her previous ones. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arwen | 3/18/2010

    " Not bad, but not memorable.
    My biggest beef with this is that the D.A. seems to be doing all the police work, not very true to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 2/26/2010

    " I like these mystery novels by Linda Fairstein. She places the action in different areas/buildings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luann | 1/13/2010

    " Another great mystery by Linda Fairstein as well as a history lesson of the surrounding New York area. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 12/9/2009

    " Hmmm. Looking for good mystery genre writers who continue to produce, so will give her a go. I enjoyed this one, but I will have to reserve judgment until I read a couple more. "

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About the Author
Author Linda Fairstein

Linda Fairstein, one of America’s foremost legal experts on crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence, led the Sex Crimes Unit of the District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan for over twenty-five years. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, she is a graudate of Vassar College and the University of Virginia School of Law. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed Alexandra Cooper novels, many of which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. One of the novels in the series, The Deadhouse, won the Nero Wolfe Award for Best Crime Novel of 2001 and was also chosen as a best book of 2001 by both the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.

About the Narrator

Blair Brown is a Tony Award–winning actor. Her best known role is Nina Sharp from the television series Fringe. She prepares for recording audiobooks the same way she does for her other roles: by reading the text three times. Brown has won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.