Blood Oath (Signed Book) (Alexandra Cooper Series #20)

Blood Oath (Signed Book) (Alexandra Cooper Series #20)

by Linda Fairstein

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Overview

New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein returns with a timely, captivating thriller about the deep--and often deadly--reverberations of past sins.

Linda Fairstein is the queen of intelligent suspense, cleverly interweaving shocking crimes with the hidden, often dark history of New York City locales. In her latest novel, Linda tackles both the first biomedical research center in the United States and the #MeToo movement, as Alex Cooper takes on the case of a young woman who testified years earlier at a landmark Federal trial . . . and now reveals that she was sexually assaulted by a prominent law enforcement official during that time. As the case grows more complex, Alex, along with NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, find themselves in uncharted territory within Manhattan's Rockefeller University, a research institute born of tragedy that has evolved into a premier scientific facility, hospital, and cornerstone of higher learning. But when dark secrets of the century-old institution intersect with life-threatening events, the experience may just help determine whether Alex will keep her job, or throw her hat in the ring to become the next district attorney of New York County . . . if she can survive that long.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781524745295
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/26/2019
Series: Alexandra Cooper Series , #20
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 6,372
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Linda Fairstein was chief of the Sex Crimes Unit of the district attorney's office in Manhattan for more than two decades and is America's foremost legal expert on sexual assault and domestic violence. She is a regular contributor on criminal justice issues to magazines, journals, and online publications like The Daily Beast, and does on-air commentary for all the major television network and cable news shows. Her Alexandra Cooper novels are international and New York Times bestsellers and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. She lives in Manhattan and on Martha's Vineyard.

Hometown:

New York, New York and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

May 5, 1947

Place of Birth:

Mount Vernon, New York

Education:

B.A., Vassar College, 1969; J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1972

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Blood Oath: A Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous 6 days ago
As always when reading her books I can not put them down. Don’t wait. Get started now. You will love it
Anonymous 7 days ago
Quick read . Good characters.
TropicalDelusions 8 days ago
Blood Oath – Linda Fairstein Alex Cooper has returned to her office after a lengthy absence following a kidnapping. Ready to assure everyone that she is up to the task, she immediately finds herself involved in the past of a young woman, Lucy Jenner, who has a fascinating tale to tell. When she was 14, and a witness to a murder she was befriended, and then she claims raped, by the prosecutor of the case. A man that is now running for District Attorney for New York City. Meanwhile, a friend and colleague of Alex’s collapses on a city sidewalk in convulsions and is rushed to the ER where she is deemed critically ill. Then she is mysteriously transferred out of the ICU to another facility, and no one seems to have any information. Alex gently coaxes the entire story out of a reluctant Lucy, who claims she and ‘Jake’ shared a blood oath not to tell, and a scar to prove it, and begins to suspect that Zach is a predator, and has been for a long time. She and partner Mike Chapman begin to investigate her story, its timeline, and the DA wanna-be, Zachary ‘Jake’ Palmer. Meanwhile, they are able to find the mysterious hospital where Francie has been taken and are stunned to learn that she was thought to have been poisoned by a toxic nerve agent. Alex has also inadvertently learned that her friend was pregnant. Holding her unconscious friends’ hand one night, Alex discovers a scar on Francie’s hand, much like that of Lucy. Determined to keep Lucy safe, she and Alex go into hiding. But someone has learned what she knows and will do anything to silence the opposition… This was one of the best of the Fairstein novels that I’ve read! It captured my attention from page one, and I could not flip the pages fast enough. Alex’s sassy attitude and the glimpse into the behind-the-scene’s courtroom drama, along with all the intrigue and suspense you’d expect from a crime drama, make this book a winner!! I was fortunate to receive this book as an Advance Reader Copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an objective review.
Anonymous 14 days ago
Loved+it+like+all+20+Alex%27s+adventures.++Egarly+awaiting+her+next+one%0A
Anonymous 14 days ago
horrible horrible horrible
Nanna51 5 months ago
The twentieth book in Fairstein’s Alexandra Cooper series is one not to be missed. The setting is her office, the courts and a really spooky hospital known as the Rockefeller Institute. I was quickly drawn into the story as Alex investigates the allegations of a waif of a girl who just shows up and makes allegations about a very powerful public figure. I was a little confused about the side story of defense lawyer Francie Fain who was headed to a party for Alex when she collapsed and was near death’s door in a matter of days. However, Fairstein did a masterful job of combining the two stories and making me want to keep reading until the end when all was revealed. I enjoyed the characters as usual, especially the friendly repartee between Alex, Mercer and Mike. Their “Jeopardy” bets are always interesting to me since I have been a diehard fan of that show since my youth. Anyway, the bad guy is super evil and Alex’s life is in danger as she is determined to stop him, legally, of course. There were several twists that I did not see coming that definitely added to the central story. Readers of legal thrillers will certainly want to read this book the sooner, the better! Disclaimer Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”
CraigHart 5 months ago
New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein explores the depths of Manhattan’s secretive Rockefeller University in this timely, captivating thriller about the deep—and often deadly—reverberations of past sins. Linda Fairstein is an amazing author and she works her magic yet again with Blood Oath. There are two things that stand out to me about Blood Oath in particular and Fairtstein's writing in general. One is that, while part of a series--Blood Oath is book number 20--you can dive right in and enjoy the book as a standalone novel if you happen to be new to the series. Not many authors accomplish this. The second thing is the sheer confidence with which Fairstein writes. Her work is bold yet not pushy and fast-moving without lapsing into implausibility or melodrama. Blood Oath gets five stars from me, and I look forward to the next installment in the series.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Keep+them+coming+%21
Anonymous 5 months ago
Another great one! Kept my interest from the first word.
Nanna51 5 months ago
The twentieth book in Fairstein’s Alexandra Cooper series is one not to be missed. The setting is her office, the courts and a really spooky hospital known as the Rockefeller Institute. I was quickly drawn into the story as Alex investigates the allegations of a waif of a girl who just shows up and makes allegations about a very powerful public figure. I was a little confused about the side story of defense lawyer Francie Fain who was headed to a party for Alex when she collapsed and was near death’s door in a matter of days. However, Fairstein did a masterful job of combining the two stories and making me want to keep reading until the end when all was revealed. I enjoyed the characters as usual, especially the friendly repartee between Alex, Mercer and Mike. Their “Jeopardy” bets are always interesting to me since I have been a diehard fan of that show since my youth. Anyway, the bad guy is super evil and Alex’s life is in danger as she is determined to stop him, legally, of course. There were several twists that I did not see coming that definitely added to the central story. Readers of legal thrillers will certainly want to read this book the sooner, the better! Disclaimer Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”
Anonymous 6 months ago
Best+Coop+book+in+awhile.+fast+paced.+Interesting.
diane92345 7 months ago
Blood Oath has a plot ripped from both the #metoo and the mysterious UK poisonings headlines. NYC head prosecutor Alexandra Cooper and her police detective boyfriend Mike are investigating Lucy’s claim of being sexual assaulted at fourteen. Lucy states while she was serving as witness, the prosecutor, Zach, took advantage of her naiveté. Concurrently to Lucy’s case, defense attorney and Alexandra’s friend, Francie, takes ill on the street. This is the twentieth book in the series but the first I’ve read. It works well as a standalone read. There are many twists and coincidences in the bumpy ride to the conclusion of Blood Oath. Though the plot dragged a bit in the middle, the slam-bam conclusion was well worth it. My one complaint was there was no courtroom drama but it still is highly recommended for fans of the series. 4 stars! Thanks to Dutton Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous 7 months ago
nfam 7 months ago
An Old Rape Sparks a Recent Crime Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper has returned to work after a devastating experience. With more women feeling empowered in the “Me Too” era the case load in the sex-crimes division is heavy. An engrossing case comes along in the person of Lucy. She’s been arrested on an old shop lifting charge, but strangely she freaks out in the police station after viewing the pictures of prominent police officers on the wall. Although Lucy has a reputation for embroidering the truth, Alexandra believes her and promises to find her attacker. Alexandra also faces a tragedy when her friend, Francie Fain, collapses on the street on the way to Alexandra’s welcome home party. At first it seems a tragic accident, but soon it begins to look more like murder. This is a complex mystery, but it’s easy to follow the various clues. The thread involving Francie is much harder to guess than Lucy’s case, but both are interesting. Alexandra is a driven character. Sometimes it’s hard to like her when she single-mindedly pursues a line of inquiry and puts herself in danger. Luckily, Detective Mike Chapman is there to rescue her and Detective Mercer Wallace supplies calm support. I enjoyed the book. It’s typical of the Alexandra Cooper mysteries, and can seem predictable and slow paced at times, but if you’re a fan, it’s a good one. I received this book from Penguin Random House for this review.
booklover- 7 months ago
This is one of my favorite authors and one of my favorite series. I've been following her and reading her since 1996 with the arrival of the very first Alexandra Cooper sighting. Alexandra is back after taking off several months following the murder of her boss. First day back and she's thrown right in the middle of a case that I could see as headline news today. A young woman has come forward to claim she was assaulted 10 years ago ... when she was just 14 years old. The name of her attacker comes as a huge surprise to Alex ... and it's going to take some maneuvering to get this case to court. She's also dealing with one of the court judges .. who has warned Alex that he is divorcing his wife. Alex wants no part of this as she doesn't even like the judge. But a different story is presented when the judge's wife calls Alex with details. And then there the death of Frannie Fain .. a colleague who sits on the other side of the courtroom, but is a good friend nevertheless. She is found outside on the street, convulsing. There's lot of secrecy involving the way she was killed. And when these cases collide, Alexandra, along with her lover. NYPD Detectives Mike Chapman, and Mercer Wallace, one of her best friends, find themselves embroiled in secrets and lies .. some of which somebody will kill to keep them from seeing the light of day. There is so much about this book ...and this series ... that I really enjoy. History trivia is present and accounted for. The three of them love to play JEOPARDY and generally stop wherever they are to watch on TV and make their own wagers. I really like how Alex and Mike's relationship has evolved over the years. I thought they'd never get to this point! Although 20th in this series it can be read as a stand alone .. but this is one series that would be so worthwhile starting at the very beginning. Many thanks to the author / PENGUIN GROUP Dutton / Netgalley for the advanced digital copy of this crime fiction. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
Renwarsreads 6 months ago
I have never read a Linda Fairstein book before and I was able to pick right up in this book within the series even though I didn’t know the backstory. Alex Cooper is a formidable character and lawyer, who is returning to the Sex Crimes Unit after a leave of absence. On her first day back she is thrown into a series of cases involving some of her peers. The twists and turns kept me turning to the next page, anxiously awaiting what lies ahead. I liked that there were some current issues added into the narrative, like the “Me Too” movement. After reading this book I would definitely go back to the beginning of this series and read them from the beginning.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I+loved+this+book
Anonymous 6 months ago
Tightly+plotted%2C+a+great+read+with+enough+history+to+give+it+depth+without+being+too+wonky.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I%27ve+read+each+and+every+one+always+worthy+