Killer Heat (Alexandra Cooper Series #10)

Killer Heat (Alexandra Cooper Series #10)

by Linda Fairstein
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Killer Heat (Alexandra Cooper Series #10) by Linda Fairstein

It's August in New York, and the only thing that's hotter than the pavement is Manhattan D.A. Alex Cooper's personal and professional life. Just as she's claiming an especially gratifying victory in a rape case, she gets the call: the body of a young woman has been found in an abandoned building. The brutality of the murder is disturbing enough, but when a second body is found in Brooklyn, beaten and disposed of in the exact same manner, the city's top brass want the killer found fast. Relying on razor sharp instincts, a whip-smart partner, and one big break Alex races to find the killer and keep him from killing again, even if it's at her own peril.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9785557455282
Publisher: Doubleday Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Series: Alexandra Cooper Series , #10
Pages: 384

About the Author

Linda Fairstein, one of America's foremost legal experts on crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence, ran the Sex Crimes Unit of the District Attorney's Office in Manhattan for more than two decades. Her first novel, Final Jeopardy, which introduced the character of Alexandra Cooper, was published in 1996 to critical and commercial acclaim. Her nonfiction book, Sexual Violence, was a New York Times Notable Book in 1994. She lives with her husband in New York and on Martha's Vineyard.www.lindafairstein.com

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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Killer Heat (Alexandra Cooper Series #10) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Killer Heat is Linda Fairstein's 2008 mystery that covers two riveting cases, one of a rapist and one of a murderer. As per her usual, seasoned prosecutor Fairstein delivers an unpredictable, suspenseful story that is true-to-life. In fact, the rape case is based on an actual case, and the author thanks the victim in her acknowledgements. Based on my own experience working in a prosecutor's office, I always find her characters and cases to be very authentic, and "Killer Heat" is no exception. And as is her signature, Fairstein manages to make history fun, when she seamlessly blends facts about Governors Island into the mystery.
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I loved "Killer Heat" so much (Alexandra Cooper series") that I promptly ordered more books in this series and plan to put Linda Fairstein's books on my must-read list of books. I liked the way that Cooper works with the detectives to solve crimes. It's not just all courtroom drama.
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Terry-B-the-RD More than 1 year ago
Killer Heat is a good book for relaxing when one does not want to think too much. I have read several books in this series and find Ms. Fairstein's writing better than the average author of this genre. However, the constant juvenile insults by the character Mike are tiresome and does little to endear the character to the reader especially since it seems to be one-sided. Perhaps if Alexandra matched insult for insult, Mike would not come off as an obnoxious 11-year-old boy making armpit noises to get a girl's attention. Other readers may enjoy the story always ending up with life threatening situations for Alexandra but since the character is a D.A. and not a cop, I find the inevitable physical danger not believable. Maybe I watch too much Law & Order: SVU but the D.A.'s contribution should be limited to "those who prosecute the offenders" not tagging along with detectives. When does Alexandra have time to prepare her cases for court?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is another in the series of books involving Alexandra Cooper, special prosecutor for sex crimes of the New York District Attorney's office. As usual, the highlight of the book is the interactions between Cooper and the police detectives with whom she regularly works, especially Mike Chapman, the crusty military history buff. Fairstein manages repeatedly in her books to generate lively dialogue between Chapman and Cooper. This is one of the major appeals of her books. This particular book is a bit slower getting started than some, but the effort is rewarded as the plot becomes more convoluted. As usual, this installment in the Alex Cooper series is fun.
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MaggieL54 More than 1 year ago
Another great read by Linda Fairstein. The Alex Cooper series is always riveting and this one does not let the reader down. I am always captivated by the characters. I only wish the books were more frequent.
bookwormdf More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the A. Cooper series and i loved them all. I would recommend any or all of them to serious mystery lovers!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The story is so exciting that it keeps the reader on the edge of their seats.Once you pick up the book you don't want to stop reading until you finish the book.The story has so many twists and turns that the reader just can't wait to find out how the story ends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of her best from beginning to end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This just didn't seem up to par for the Alex Cooper series. I kept getting bogged down in all the pages and pages of history lessons, and an interesting subplot got lost somewhere in the middle (muddle?). Frankly, I found myself skipping pages...something I NEVER do in a mystery!
GailCooke More than 1 year ago
Those who want their heroines tough, strong, and super intelligent know they've found her in Alex Cooper. She's a D.A. in Manhattan and as we meet her again in the tenth offering by Linda Fairstein, she's enjoying victory. It was a tough rape case but Alex won it (and incurred the animus of Latin Princes gang members along the way). Nonetheless, her winning feeling is soon lost as she is notified that the body of a young woman has been found in an abandoned building. Now, author Fairstein knows this territory well as she once headed the Sex Crimes Unit of the District Attorney's Office, and she minces no words. After viewing the victim, Alex is offered a cigar by Mike, a detective with the Manhattan North Homicide Squad. Despite the oppressive August heat he puffs on a stogie and encourages her to take one with this advice, ''The stench from that corpse is going to stay in your brain for weeks unless you infuse it right away with something more powerful. Why do you think I've always got a couple of these in my pocket?' As stated, Alex is tough and while she may be able to get over the sickening smell of death, what she cannot get over is another beaten woman's body found and then a third. Being directed to catch the killer before the city is deadened by fear is one thing, trying to stay alive when those gang members want revenge is quite another. Since the introduction of Alex Cooper in 1996 Ms. Fairstein has turned out nine additional thrillers, each more exciting than the last. Tony Award winner Blair Brown gives another sterling performance in her narration of this spine-tingling novel. - Gail Cooke
Guest More than 1 year ago
Normally I would read something along the romance department, but i got this book as a gift. Now that I have read this book, I find this to be one of the best on my list. I could not put this book down. Fantastic characters and a real intense story line with suspense. Definately check this one out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I always throughly enjoy Linda Fairstein's Alex Cooper novels. These are well written, expertly developed stories where not a word has been wasted. The author always seems to know what to say in whatever situation her characters find themselves in, and I respect her ability of developing a plot without having the need to include cheaply written, vulgar sexual scenes between her main players. This book was a page turner from beginning to end.