0671024876 From Publishers Weekly The crusading longtime chief of Manhattan's Sex Crimes Prosecutions Unit brings to her exciting first novel the same passion and insights into the criminal and crime-busting minds that marked her memoir, Sexual Violence (1994). Fairstein also brings herself to the novel-or at least an alter ego of a narrator, Alexandra Cooper, who's also a middle-aged blonde heading the borough's prosecution of sex offenders. Cooper's typical day of counseling victims and working with the NYPD on sex crimes would probably keep readers fascinated, but her latest problem-the shooting murder of glamorous movie star Isabella Lascar at Cooper's getaway home on Martha's Vineyard-pitches the plot at high intensity right away. Though Cooper is warned by the DA not to play cop, she and homicide detective Mike Chapman, who's assigned to bodyguard her, work together unofficially to solve the crime, carrying on a sort of anti-romance all the while. Fairstein isn't a gifted stylist-her dialogue is as wooden as a judge's gavel-and the details of Cooper's professional and personal lives drive the story forward with more vigor than the murder investigation does. Some readers will be disappointed, too, that Cooper, like any victim, has to be rescued in the end by her fiercely protective and ingenious friends on the NYPD. But then this heroine's greatest appeal lies in the warmth of her friendships, the humanness of her mistakes and her unswerving devotion to protecting the next female from harm. As a woman with grave responsibilities who still puts her pantyhose on one leg at a time, she makes a memorable debut. Literary Guild and Mystery Guild main selections; Doubleday Book Club alternate; author tour. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From Library Journal When assistant district attorney Alexandra Cooper allows friend and film star Isabella Lascar to borrow her summer home on Martha's Vineyard, she has no idea that Isabella will end up dead and that Alexandra's boyfriend will emerge as the prime suspect. Who is the real murderer? Was Alexandra the intended target? Though most listeners will figure out the answers pretty early on, the story is engaging and the pacing is on the money. Reader Diane Venora performs real-life Manhattan prosecutor Fairstein's gritty prose quite well. This recording will make a fine addition to mystery collections.?Danna C. Bell-Russel, District of Columbia P.L. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Acclaimed for the authenticity only a sex crimes prosecutor could lend it, a national best-seller pits assistant district attorney Alexandra Cooper against the murderer of a Hollywood film star whom the killer mistook for her. Reissue.
About the Author: Linda Fairstein made her fiction debut with the national and international bestseller Final Jeopardy. Her second Alexandra Cooper thriller, Likely to Die, was also an international bestseller, and is currently available from Pocket Books. Her nonfiction book, Sexual Violence: Our War Against Rape, was a 1994 New York Times Notable Book.
America's foremost prosecutor of crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence, Fairstein has run the Sex Crimes Unit of the District Attorney's Office in Manhattan for more than two decades. She lectures extensively throughout the country and lives in New York City.
Titel: Final Jeopardy
Zustand: Very Good
Buchbeschreibung Pocket, US, 1998. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0671024876 Very good. Some creasing * Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. NT758KR1086