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In the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exquisite Temple of Dendur, a controversial new exhibit is fiercely opposed by many among the upper echelon of museum donors. Alex Cooper steps into this highly charged ring of power players only to make a much more troubling discovery - a young museum researcher has been murdered, her body shipped to the Met in an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus. Together with cops Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, Alex must penetrate the realm of the city's cultural elite to find a killer intent on keeping some secrets buried for eternity.

©2003 Linda Fairstein (P)2011 Simon & Schuster Audio

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"Chilling.... Fairstein [is] a champion teller of detective tales." (USA Today)

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In a museum?

This time my favorite trio takes us into New York's museums after they find the body of a young woman's sort of mummified body... in New Jersey... in a stone sarcophagus! If they solution to the murder wasn't enough, this listener was also treated to the history of how the museums got founded and how they got stocked.

As the DA's office is very busy, there is a another story line with a teenager who is raped and endangered of losing her life as well as the interworkings of the DA's office.

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WONDERFUL!

I've been an Audible member for over 6 years now, and I'm an avid fan of Murder Mysteries and Suspense Novels. I've just recently found Linda Fairstein and I've got to say, I love her work. Her characters have real personalities, and on more than one occasion, a rather shady sense of humor, making them all the more real. The narrator is absolutely awesome. She has an incredible talent for accents, and she can play a man's part just as well. All in all, I love this book and have already bought two more.
Great work Linda, keep it up.

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  • Patricia
  • Las Vegas, NV, United States
  • 05-23-12

painfully slow

To me it appeared that Ms. Fairstein wanted to impress the reader with how much research she needed to do on museums and their contents which made for an extremely boring book with an anti-climatic ending.
We are all aware of the injustices that have been done to tribes in Africa and Eskimos of the North as well as animals all over the world but in this book the author would have you believe that their numbers were decimated by "the great white hunter" forget all about plague, famine and drought just to name a few.

Dont waste your money or your credit.

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loved it

this author is very entertaining. Her books also include interesting info. Love this reader.She is a fav.

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  • Beverly
  • ORANGE, TEXAS, United States
  • 05-30-12

Bone Vault

Good story. I purchased several in the series and this is the first I have listened to. I enjoyed the book, but I now know what other reviewers have said regarding the narrator. Hopefully I will get used to listening to her, but I have to agree all the sucking, smacking or what ever it is she is doing as she reads is very distracting. I am listening with ear buds. I notice all the books in this series are read by her and I looked at a list of books she has narrated and it is quite extensive so someone must like her. The story was very interesting and I am looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  • Michael
  • Dickinson, TX, United States
  • 07-24-11

HORRIFIC 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.

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