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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,925 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Fairstein Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alexandra Cooper Series Release Date:
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It’s the middle of the night. Prosecutor Alexandra Cooper is called to Harlem’s Mount Neboh Baptist Church, a beautiful house of worship originally built as a synagogue. But the crowd gathered there isn’t interested in architecture, or even prayer. They’ve come for the same reason Alex has: to find out why the body of a young woman has been decapitated, set on fire, and left burning on the church steps. 

The only identifiable artifact on the charred remains is the imprint of a Star of David necklace seared into the victim’s flesh, and Alex wonders if the fire was meant to destroy this woman’s body—or draw attention to it. Her fears are confirmed days later, when a second corpse is found at a cathedral in Little Italy. The killings look like serial hate crimes, but the apparent differences in the victims’ beliefs seem to eliminate a religious motive. Convinced that another young woman is bound to die, Alex mines the depths of Manhattan’s many houses of worship to find a connection between the victims—and uncovers a terrible and perilous truth in the process. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mark | 2/10/2014

    " Cooper, Mercer and Chapman working a string of mursders that have religious overtones...Fairsteins uses the plot to take us on a tour of the architecture, history and geography of some of NYC's great church treasures...not quite as enthralling as some earlier efforts thus the 3 stars, but enjoyable for us fans!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jean Godwin Carroll | 2/7/2014

    " I enjoy the Alexandra Cooper mystery series, and this one incorporated various religious teachings and feminist theory into the mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Judy | 1/27/2014

    " This is the first book I have ready by Linda Fairstein and while it was clear that the characters have history, it didnt negatively impact enjoying the story. It was very intriguing and fast paced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristen | 1/9/2014

    " In this latest installment of the Alexandra Cooper series, Linda Fairstein takes us on a wild thrill ride on her latest case yet. We're so deeply involved into this one, when it deals with females and religion, and their beliefs. We root for Alex to find out a connection between old and new murders of this serial killer, which takes us all over to New York. There's plenty of surprises in this one, that would leave you breathless on every twist and turn she has in store for you, the fellow reader. I love this series. Alex's closeness to Chapman and Mercer and her fellow colleagues, even a bitter rival with Pat McKinney, and how intact she is to her French chef. From the court room to the scene of the crime, this one is the finest one yet, except for Night Watch, which just came out this month. "

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