On a steamy August evening, after an exhausting day in the courtroom, Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cooper joins her longtime pals and partners-in-investigation, NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, at a somber crime site. In her ten years as a sex crimes prosecutor, Alex has seen many victims, but few more poignant than today's, pulled from the water with her hands and feet obscenely tied to a ladder. Sleep comes uneasily after such a vision, but the knowledge that monsters walk the city's streets, preying on the innocent, motivates Alex and her colleagues with their sometimes heartbreaking work. Perhaps this time they will be lucky. A "cold hit" will match DNA from the crime scene with a suspect's DNA profile in the police database. Or is there a more sinister kind of "cold hit" that claimed the victims life in this case? Who was she? Her elegant clothes and manicured nails suggest affluent connections, but just how well connected suprises even Alex. Illuminating and inspiring, Cold Hit takes us from the paint-chipped offices of cops and D.A.s to the elegant restaurants of Alex's privileged Upper East Side life. The contrast is stunning, but it's all part of the extraordinary world that author Linda Fairstein has brought so vividly to life in this magnificent novel of suspense.
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Allison Janney, star of the CBS sitcom Mom, on the humor in life's heavy stuff... Alan Palomo, better known as Neon Indian, DJs your bomb shelter dinner party (but you'll have to bring your own food)....
Allison Leahy is the U.S. attorney general and the highly touted Democratic nominee for the presidency. Her opponent is Lincoln Howe, a retired 4-star army general and bona fide African-American hero. Both candidates are living the American dream, until their neck-and-neck campaign takes an ominous turn when Howe's 12-year-old granddaughter, Kristen, is kidnapped on her way to school.
Delaney Westcott is a beautiful career woman in a man's world. Owner and chief asset of a personal security business, where she guards the rich and famous from the unwanted attention of friends and enemies, she can take care of herself. Except for the one time she didn't: when she fell headlong for handsome cowboy Jared McCallister, a man she couldn't have.
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It takes just a moment for a family's life to be changed forever. For a 12-year-old boy to dash across the street for a pack of peppermints. For his 7-year-old sister to follow him into traffic. For a bus to swerve out of control. And with that terrible moment, a family's search begins for the unlikely miracle that will put together their shattered lives - and bring their daughter back to life...
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