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Killer Heat | [Linda Fairstein]

Killer Heat

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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 skills - and one big break - the 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 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.

©2008 Linda Fairstein; (P)2008 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Anna 11-29-08
    Anna 11-29-08 Listener Since 2008
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    "Simply addicting!"

    I've only read the last few books in the Alex Cooper series, but I've become addicted and this latest book doesn't disappoint. If you like this series, you'll like this book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Purchase, NY, USA 06-04-09
    Jane Purchase, NY, USA 06-04-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Great story....so so reader"

    I love the Alex Cooper series, but Bernadette Dunne doesn't do the book justice. Was Barbara Rosenblat otherwise engaged when this was released? Seriously, Ms. Dunne can't vary her voice to match the characters...you really have to listen carefully to figure out when one character stops talking and another one starts. Other than that, I enjoyed the story. Typically, I learned something else about the Big Apple that I didn't know before I read one of Ms. Fairstein's books. As a New Yorker, born and breed, I really love that aspect of her books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Janet Brentwood, CA, United States 11-19-13
    Janet Brentwood, CA, United States 11-19-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Worst Narration I have heard"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I was STRUGGLING to get thru this book and have decided to not finish it. The narration is awful, no passion in the reading of this story. Awful would ask for a refund if I could.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    better narrator


    What didn’t you like about Bernadette Dunne’s performance?

    no passion in her reading very bland


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    didn't finish


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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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    "HORRIBLE reader ... Buyer BEWARE"

    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 3 people found this review helpful
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