This critically acclaimed, explosive thriller is a book only prosecutor Linda Fairstein could write. Patricia Cornwall knows the morgue; John Grisham knows the courtroom; but no one knows the inner workings of the D.A.'s office like Linda Fairstein, renowned for two decades as head of Manhattan... show more
This critically acclaimed, explosive thriller is a book only prosecutor Linda Fairstein could write. Patricia Cornwall knows the morgue; John Grisham knows the courtroom; but no one knows the inner workings of the D.A.'s office like Linda Fairstein, renowned for two decades as head of Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit. Now that world comes vividly to life in a brilliant debut novel of shocking realism, powerful insight, and searing suspense. Alexandra Cooper, Manhattan's top sex crimes prosecutor, awakens one morning to shoking news: a tabloid headline announcing her own brutal murder. But the actual victim was Isabella Lascar, the Hollywood film star who sought refuge at Alex's Martha's Vineyard retreat. Was Isabella targeted by a stalker or -- mistaken for Alex -- was she in the wrong place at the wrong time? In an investigation that twists from the back alleys of lower Manhattan to the chic salons of the Upper East Side. Alex knows she'sin final jeopardy...and time is running out. She has to get into the killer's head before the killer gets to her.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 1st 1997
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: Alexandra Cooper (#1)
I just went on a legal kick and am getting immersed in the world of Alexandra Cooper. My mom had some of her books and I of course just grabbed a random one (The Deadhouse) and remember being really annoyed by the character of Mike Chapman. Yes, even at the age of 21 I called him an ass and didn't s...
Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper reads in her morning paper that she's dead, which comes as a certain amount of surprise to her, so she goes about informing people that this is untrue. In fact it's her sometime friend. actress Isabella Lascar who had borrowed her house on Martha's Vineyard. Alexandra...
I enjoyed the book. I liked the plot and the cops. If Jed sticks around in the next book, still pleading with Alex I'm likely to drop the series. I really hate him. What an idiot. The writing felt a bit chopped at times. Had to reread a few times to find the head and tail in the sentences.
I thought, as a Law and Order SVU fan, this might be something I might like (except in book format). Well, it was all right at first. I liked Alexandra. A very strong willed character, although she had her girlie moments, she wasn’t a stone cold woman of ice either. That was good. Her friendship wi...
Not the best suspense novel I have read. It was very formula orientated