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Publisher's Summary

Hunting a killer within New York's urban jungle becomes the biggest case of Alexandra Cooper's career in New York Times best-selling author Linda Fairstein's latest thriller.

A wild heart beats within New York City. Amid concrete and skyscrapers, the Wildlife Conservation Society works to preserve and protect the animal kingdom both within and beyond the borders of the five boroughs. But dangerous creatures don't always have claws and fangs, as Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace know all too well. Predators lurk close to home, and in the aftermath of the shocking drive-by murder of an important city employee - someone Alex has worked with for years - the trio must discover who the bigger snake is: the killer or the victim.

Investigations into the death provide more questions than answers as a tangled mess of secrets slowly comes to light. From bribes to secret societies, from big-game hunting to the illegal animal trade, from New York City zoos to behind closed doors in government buildings, Alex will have her work cut out for her if she wants to uncover the truth - and uphold the integrity of the office she has so proudly served.

©2017 Linda Fairstein (P)2017 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

" Deadfall proves once again why Linda Fairstein is hailed as 'a champion teller of detective tales'." ( USA Today)

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Excellent installment

As always Linda Fairstein and Barbara Rosenblat team up for an excellent installment in the Alex Cooper series. With well developed characters that continue to grow, and storylines that touch modern cases but are original for today's writings Ms Fairstein is more than a cut above the rest. Ms Rosenblat, as always, brings the characters and settings to life. I highly recommend this book.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Great

I have enjoyed the whole series from 1-9. Barbara Rosenblat is the perfect reader. I have listened to other books just because she is the reader.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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poor Alex

main character was too steeped in self pity for the book to be enjoyable. Poor little rich prosecutor.

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Too much whining

I absolutely love the series. But seriously Alex has become far to needy in the last two books Much prefer her as the strong and let's get it done DA.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • C. Hays
  • Lexington, KY USA
  • 08-16-17

Loved the narrator

Linda always has new to me, tidbits about NYC history. I learned many interesting facts about the Bronx Zoo.

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Disappointed

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

No because it was not enjoyable.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The DA's murder was the most interesting. The least was Alexandra Cooper whining all the way through the book.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The male voices were better than the females. Whining. Barbara Rosenblat was disappointing the reading was not suspenseful it was just plain reading and whining.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

I usually love Linda Fairstein....I feel like you are failing Alexandra Cooper....once strong now just weak and whiny. Yes, she has been through enough now she's so dependent on men. Too bad.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing

She steps away from the Interesting NYC for a meandering story about exotic animal smuggling.

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Another wonderful book by Linda Fairstein!!!

I loved this book...also got a kick out of the Longmire reference!!!! Another home run !!!

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Alexandra’s constant whininess was obnoxious!

This book had me almost turning it off more than a few times. The only reason I didn’t is I bought it and I hate to waste money. I will give Alexandra one more chance before I abandon the series. She whined about big game hunting about getting muddy and too many other things that I lost track.

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Convoluted Plot

I have read all of the Alexandra Cooper series. This is the weakest one I have read--a real disappointment. The plot is disjointed and at times boringly like a history lesson. The author tried to take on too many characters and too many "causes."