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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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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 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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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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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  • 08-19-17

Took me awhile to get through it.

Would you try another book from Linda Fairstein and/or Barbara Rosenblat?

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

It got very tiresome reading the whining, whining, whining coming from main character. So much so that it made it hard for me to get through it. I won't be one of the first to buy the next book in the series. I am going to wait and read other reviews first. <br/>

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.

1 of 1 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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Awful narration - Disappointing

I'll start off saying that as soon as a Linda Fairstein book is released I buy it. I love all the history of New York that she includes in her books. As a native New Yorker she never fails to surprise me with facts about the city.
The performance by Barbara Rosenblat is so over the top trying to make herself sound like a male NYPD detective, that she makes the character of Mike sound like someone's old aunt that smoked 2 packs of cigarettes a day rather then a male voice. It's to bad that they couldn't find someone who could change their voice better or even hired another actor to take the male part of the book.
Buyer beware that you may be better off purchasing the written book rather then listening to froggy trying to make you believe it's a mans voice speaking.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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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."

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Great story

If your enjoy the series..... this falls right in line!

Characters move seamlessly from the last novel into this one.

And I'm not very good at symbolism (so I may have missed it)

There was NO hidden political agendas here. A great break from our current "yapping" back and forth!

Just what I needed to end summer!