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Bad Blood | [Linda Fairstein]

Bad Blood

Assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper is deeply involved in a high-profile homicide case against defendant Brendan Quillian, a prominent young businessman charged with the brutal strangulation of his beautiful young wife. His conviction is not a certainty: Quillian was conveniently out of town on the day of the killing, and his defense attorney seems to be one step ahead of Cooper's effort to prove Quillian paid a hit man to commit the crime. But halfway through the trial, a major catastrophe alters the course of Cooper's case.
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Publisher's Summary

Assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper is deeply involved in a complicated, high-profile homicide case against defendant Brendan Quillian, a prominent young businessman charged with the brutal strangulation of his beautiful young wife. His conviction is not a certainty: Quillian was conveniently out of town on the day of the killing, and his defense attorney seems to be one step ahead of Cooper's effort to prove Quillian paid a hit man to commit the crime.

Halfway through the trial, a major catastrophe alters the course of Cooper's case. A cataclysmic explosion rips through New York City's Water Tunnel #3, a spectacular feat of modern engineering that will be completed years in the future. Was the blast caused by terrorism? Political retribution? Or was it merely an accident? Cooper is quickly drawn into the tragedy when she discovers a strange connection linking Brendan Quillian to the tunnel workers killed in the explosion.

Told with Linda Fairstein's trademark blend of brilliant detective work, cutting-edge forensics, and electrifying courtroom drama, Bad Blood is packed with the twists and turns that never fail to thrill her legions of devoted fans.

©2011 Linda Fairstein (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Fairstein tells it like it is." (Michael Connelly)

"A champion teller of detective tales." (USA Today)

"Fairstein really knows what she's writing about." (James Patterson)

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    Natasha Zar Australia 10-11-13
    Natasha Zar Australia 10-11-13 Member Since 2013

    TZar

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    "Wasn't Impressed"
    Would you try another book from Linda Fairstein and/or Barbara Rosenblat?

    No, I would not. The story was not original and the author went to great, far fetched lengths to throw in twists and turns to keep the reader interested. She even branched off with other, random characters that had nothing to do with the plot at all.
    I was bored listening to the story and often found myself switching off all together.
    The narrator, though expressive and able to narrate the voices of several different characters well, ruined it all with her loud, wet swallowing noises and gasping, It actually made me cringe and wrinkle in my nose in disgust every time I heard it, which was often.


    Has Bad Blood turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes and no. I can deal with a story that may use the "same ol, same ol" idea of a murder, who did it, was it x, was it z. As long as the characters are real and I can relate to them I am happy. The characters in Bad Blood were all one dimensional, I couldn't relate to any of them, I didn't care about any of them.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Barbara Rosenblat’s performances?

    No!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None for me, no.


    Any additional comments?

    I really regret buying Bad Blood. It was a waste of money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    HODGEPODGESPV COPPELL, TX, United States 02-10-13
    HODGEPODGESPV COPPELL, TX, United States 02-10-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Does blood tell?"

    I do like this series! really good characters.

    This time we start in the court room with a man Alexander want to prove killed his wife.

    During the story, I learned about the law and spousal abuse, the history of what lies below the city, how the city gets water...so much more...and it will end under the city!

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    Teresa Oneco, FL, United States 03-19-13
    Teresa Oneco, FL, United States 03-19-13 Member Since 2010

    I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.

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    "This is a great mystery!!!"
    Would you listen to Bad Blood again? Why?

    Yes. Great story and plot.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mike Chapman. He always speaks his mind. He likes Jeopardy.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The wedding.


    Any additional comments?

    This listen was a great part of the series. Definitely better than Death Dance.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Dickinson, TX, United States 07-24-11
    Michael Dickinson, TX, United States 07-24-11 Member Since 2005

    Over the road truck driver and an avid fan of audiobooks.

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    "HORRIFIC reader"

    If you want to listen to Barbara Rosenblat suck cough drops and swallow her saliva and gasp for breath during every pause; by all means feel free to waste a credit on this book.

    It was so annoying that I stopped listening after 10 minutes.

    While I love Linda Fairstein, and ordered her entire "Alex Cooper" series, the reader makes it impossible to listen to them.

    Sorry to have wasted my $$$ and credits.

    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
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