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Bad Blood (Alexandra Cooper Series #9)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    A MUST READ CHECK IT OUT !!!!

    Great book keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

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    Linda Fairstein, Bad Blood

    In the ninth book of the series, assistant DA Alex Cooper seeks a conviction against prominent businessman Brendan Quillian for the brutal strangulation of his wife. That Brendan was conveniently out of town at the time of the murder increases the obstacles in Alex's way, but fails to convince her of Quillian's innocence. An explosion deep below the city in the midst of a massive dig to improve the city's water supply proves to be more than simply a distraction to her case when Quillian's own family seem to be involved.

    The first time I read a Fairstein mystery involving her central character Alexandra Cooper I was mildly entertained. But I have to say, I very much enjoyed this one, Bad Blood, despite my tendency to prefer foreign settings. The characters are compelling, the story was wonderfully complex with enough twists and turns to keep me wanting more. Well done.

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  • Posted January 9, 2010

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    Bad Blood

    In the ninth book of the series, assistant DA Alex Cooper seeks a conviction against prominent businessman Brendan Quillian for the brutal strangulation of his wife. That Brendan was conveniently out of town at the time of the murder increases the obstacles in Alex's way, but fails to convince her of Quillian's innocence. An explosion deep below the city in the midst of a massive dig to improve the city's water supply proves to be more than simply a distraction to her case when Quillian's own family seem to be involved.

    The first time I read a Fairstein mystery involving her central character Alexandra Cooper I was mildly entertained. But I have to say, I very much enjoyed this one, Bad Blood, despite my tendency to prefer foreign settings. The characters are compelling, the story was wonderfully complex with enough twists and turns to keep me wanting more. Well done.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    exciting legal thriller

    Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper knows proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that Brendan Quillian killed his wife Amanda will be difficult especially since the businessman has an out of town alibi, but she feels she has a strong case. Quillian is in trouble based on powerful circumstantial evidence. However, countering it is the testimony of Kate Meade, a friend of the accused since they were teens and a wife and mother she is the ideal witness. Alexandra completes her questioning feeling rather good about where she ended. That is until Quillian¿s defense attorney Lemuel Howell affirms that Kate and Brendan were having an affair the credibility of this important witness falls apart. Cooper is shook because the revelation was hidden from her by Kate. --- Cooper struggles to regain the upper hand in a trial that has fallen somewhat apart. However, an explosion rips the third water tunnel construction site that should have nothing to do with the Quillian murder trail, but does as Alex finds a link to Brendan. As she digs deeper into the Quillian connection to the water tunnel explosion, Copper places herself in jeopardy seeking conclusive proof that Brendan is a cold blooded killer. --- BAD BLOOD opens with a gripping courtroom scene and never slows down after that until the final confrontation in a dark tunnel. This legal thriller is as equally exciting during the trial scenes and the investigative scenarios. However, some like this reviewer do have problems with prosecutors playing the role of undercover ¿cops¿ rather than letting the pros do the job. That quibble aside, sub-genre fans will receive plenty of entertainment as Cooper struggles to save a case that unraveled over an affair. --- Harriet Klausner

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