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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,746 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Fairstein Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alexandra Cooper Series Release Date: March 2008 ISBN: 9781415944394
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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 the 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 skills–and one big break–the search becomes focused on someone who has a twisted obsession with the military. Once again Linda Fairstein brilliantly orchestrates a gripping mix of cutting-edge legal issues and forensics, New York City history, and spine-tingling suspense.


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maria I. | 2/8/2014

    " It's okay if you have nothing else to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sylvia | 2/8/2014

    " I bought this book because I had nothing left to read. I did not expect a lot, but was pleasantly surprised. A good read with historical information and professional experience of the author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne Rawson | 2/4/2014

    " I loved this book,and the speed of which it went. When i HAD to put the book down, i could not wait to get back to it. I am now hooked on Linda Fairstein "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 1/30/2014

    " Overall I liked it. The history part was interesting because I work in Lower Manhattan, but I didn't find it as intriguing or engaging as some of her earlier books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 1/29/2014

    " Fast-paced and one of the better stories in the Alex Cooper series. Alex and Mike struggle to find a brutal serial killer--reads like an action/thriller movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee | 1/12/2014

    " I've read a few Alexandra Cooper novels and this one is not the best but a good read. As always, the details about the investigation are well done and show the author's experience with victims and in the courtroom. Alex and Mike have great chemistry and Mike always has entertaining things to say. I enjoy learning the historical facts about Manhattan--but this is the part that always seems a little strained in her novels, the way the police characters simply know all of these arcane details about the history of New York City. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 1/12/2014

    " Yes. There is a formula but this was a particularly good action portion and I just like to spend 'quality time' w/ Alex, Mike and Mercer. I'm a fan but have to spread them out so they aren't too redundant. ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 1/9/2014

    " A little slower than her other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pauline | 1/9/2014

    " This is a really good series.Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celia Barry | 11/28/2013

    " This series is always satisfying for mystery lovers. The author does lots of research about historical sites for murder locations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna Hansen | 10/13/2013

    " One of the best books I have read by Linda Fairstein. Plot was more involved than just describing physical attacks on women; therefore more interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Weepingbeauty | 10/4/2013

    " Like all Fairstein's books this was an easy enjoyable read, enough tension yet relaxing. I like her characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 9/9/2013

    " Hard boiled sex crimes type mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 9/4/2013

    " 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 Teresa | 8/9/2013

    " This was a slow starter but her books always have some interesting history about New York and this one deals with old military posts and forts from the Dutch, Revolutionary War and Civil War. Once the story got going it was fast paced and lots of action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 8/2/2013

    " A serial rapist/killer is terrorizing New York City. ADA Alex Cooper is assigned the case. At the same time she is being stalked by a gang whose leader she sent to prison. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 3/5/2013

    " If you read The Man who loved books too much, you may like this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William | 11/6/2012

    " As usual, you learn some history of NYC in a Linda Fairstein book while you are on a thrilling case to catch a killer. Just a really good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 9/27/2012

    " 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 Grace Artoza | 9/7/2012

    " im getting bored reading this book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 5/2/2012

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 11/21/2011

    " this mystery was okay - wasn't that exciting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 11/12/2011

    " This was not the usual quality of the usual Alex Cooper quality--the psychological aspects of the case were weak in this one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 10/23/2011

    " A good story that kept me reading without very much skipping within the chapters in get to the next point of the story. Good ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry Della | 10/9/2011

    " Serial killer with knowledge of military history unleashes havoc on islands around NYC. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joyce | 5/29/2011

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 5/5/2011

    " It's a good read as long as you don't get bogged down in all the history details. Not really a mystery as the killer is not someone who is introduced, but good. "

  • 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

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway. She lives in Brooklyn.