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  • Cold Hit

  • By: Linda Fairstein
  • Narrated by: Allison Janney
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe I just don't like abridged

  • By AndKarena on 01-06-07

Very poor sound and editing.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-09

The story is fine and Allison Janney is ok, but the sound of this audiobook and the editing is VERY poor. I've listened to other books read by Allison and she's not too bad but this sounds like it's been played from an old cassette tape that's a bit stretched. There's also small glitches of someone else's voice, or the start or end of a take and even a few with a faulted take and then the corrected one. It was a bit disappointing.