The Kills (Alexandra Cooper Series #6)

The Kills (Alexandra Cooper Series #6)

by Linda Fairstein
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The Kills (Alexandra Cooper Series #6) by Linda Fairstein

From New York Times bestselling author and former top prosecutor Linda Fairstein comes an electrifying thriller rich with the riveting behind-the-scenes authenticity that only she can offer.

It’s going to be a tough trial. Manhattan sex-crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper’s case, involving an attack on investment banker Paige Vallis, would be difficult to prove even without the latest development—it seems that Paige has something to hide.

Most of her story is clear. She’d had dinner with New York consultant Andrew Tripping three times before the March evening when she accepted his invitation to accompany him to his apartment. But what occurred that night? Why didn’t she leave the apartment when he started to act strangely? What about Tripping’s little boy, Dulles? What happened to the child that fateful evening? And who is the strange man whose appearance in the courtroom seems to terrify Paige?

While Alex’s police detective friend Mercer Wallace helps her learn more of the sad details behind the increasingly puzzling rape case, colleague Mike Chapman is uptown in a decaying Harlem brownstone where eighty-two-year-old McQueen Ransome has been murdered, her apartment ransacked.

What could this impoverished, elderly woman have possessed that could have inspired such violence? Photographs on the wall suggest that “Queenie” was once a beautiful and voluptuous young woman who traveled to faraway places. Could there be a clue to her murder in her exotic background?

Her murder will be only the first. Others follow, as the tragic strands of the Paige Vallis and McQueen Ransome cases begin to converge in a poignant alliance of two women from very different worlds.

Faced with formidable personal and professional choices, Alex must learn the old lesson that appearances can deceive, even as she heads for a showdown in which her wits and her courage will be tested as never before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743223553
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 01/13/2004
Series: Alexandra Cooper Series , #6
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.31(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. Her Alexandra Cooper novels are international 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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Kills (Alexandra Cooper Series #6) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a David Baldacci/James Patterson fan and was looking for a female character of great depth. I found that character in Alexandra Cooper. I have not been disappointed in her. Linda Fairstein had such a great grasp of the local color which adds incredibly to the story line. Blair Brown is a wonderful narrator.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Manhattan sex-crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper knows her new case, one involving an attack on investment banker Paige Vallis, will be hard to prove as is, but things take a sharp turn when Alex learns her client has something to hide. What really happened the night of the attack? Why didn¿t Paige leave the apartment after the date turned ugly? What happened to her attackers son? And who is the mysterious man whose appearance in the courtroom scares Paige? As Alex receives help from her detective friends on the rape case another puzzling crime is committed this time an elderly woman is found murdered and her apartment turned upside down. Who would want this woman dead and why? While both case take strange turns more murders occur and Alex is forced to question what connection these two seemingly different women had. `The Kills¿ is another great read from Linda Fairstein. The two story lines move fast combining shocking twists with courtroom thrills until a powerful climax ties together all the loose ends. Fans of Fairstein¿s previous novels will lap this up in one sitting for this may be her best page-turner yet. Expect to see `The Kills¿ on the top of all the bestseller lists. Nick Gonnella
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Under the blanket of sexual crimes envestigation. I dont watch the law and order spin off because of contents despite excellent cast and writing as i consider it x rated for the time period This book is x rated. Unfair? Borrow from library and scan first middle and last chapter and save money buska
PierresFamily More than 1 year ago
In every Linda Fairstein book, there is a well-written suspense story that keeps you sitting on the edge of your seat.And as always, along the way, you learn something new. This time, I learned more about the French Resistance, African-American history, and Egyptian history. My only problem with this book, as with her others, is "where are the Victim Advocates?" Not that Alexandra Cooper isn't herself an advocate! But as busy as ADAs are, I would hope that as in Georgia, there are also paid and volunteer advocates in New York. As someone who has served as one, I know the advocates' vital role in cases, serving both as support for the victim, as well as a liasion with the ADAs. Still, I highly recommend "The Kills."
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A conglomeration of characters - kept me guessing and i couldn't figure out "who done it"
bubblesBG More than 1 year ago
I love Linda Fairstein's books and have read several but missed this one somehow when it was first published. I enjoyed this book, it is an easy read and moves along . All the characters in this series are likable and the plots are good. I definitely enjoyed this book and would recommend it and also all her other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Linda Fairstein and thought I had read everything she wrote, but I missed this one and glad I caught it.
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very good. Kept me interested and involved until the end.
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