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Publish Date: 4/10/2007
(in Inches) 7H x 4.25L x 1T
It was after eight o'clock, and all I could see of the sun was its gleaming crown as it slipped behind the row of steep cliffs, giving off an iridescent pink haze that signaled the end of a long August day. (from the first line)
|While investigating the mysterious death of a wealthy art collector, Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cooper goes behind the scenes of Manhattans art galleries and auction houses, where she soon becomes a target for murder. *Author: Fairstein, Linda A. *Publication Date: 2000/10/01 *Number of Pages: 450 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 7.00|
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While investigating the mysterious death of a wealthy art collector, Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cooper goes behind the scenes of Manhattan's art galleries and auction houses, where she soon becomes a target for murder.Renowned sex-crimes prosecutor and bestselling author Linda Fairstein sends her acclaimed heroine -- the stylish and steely-nerved D.A. Alexandra Cooper -- on a hunt for a killer inside New York City's glitzy art world.
Alexandra Cooper has seen many murder victims, but few more disturbing than the silk-clad body of a woman, her hands and feet tied to a ladder, pulled from the turbulent waters at Manhattan's northern tip. With her colleagues, including NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, Alex races against the clock and hopes for a "cold hit" -- a DNA match that would reveal the identity of the murderer by linking the crime to someone already in the police database. But as the case pulls her into the exclusive world of East Side auction houses and cutting-edge Chelsea galleries, Alex discovers she may be marked as an expendable commodity in a chilling and deadly scheme....
Like Alexandra Cooper, the protagonist of her bestselling series of crime novels, Linda Fairstein was once an assistant district attorney in Manhattan. While both are undeniably savvy and tenacious, the author has denied any other similarities and often jokes that her fictional character is by far "younger, blonder, thinner and richer." Fairstein was born in Mt. Vernon, a pleasant suburb in Westchester County, New York. Her father, Samuel, was a doctor, and her mother, Alice, was a nurse. She attended Vassar College, graduating in 1969, and then followed her older brother, Guy, to the University of Virginia Law School. After earning her J.D. degree in 1972, Fairstein joined the New York County District Attorney's Office. In 1976 she was appointed head of the sex-crimes unit. Founded specifically to prosecute cases involving sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, it was the first such unit in the country, and Fairstein was hailed as a pioneer and role model. Among the high-profile cases she handled were that of the so-called "Preppy Murderer" and the notorious rape of a woman dubbed "the Central Park Jogger" by the press. Fairstein, who was married to the late Justin Feldman, a fellow lawyer, remained at the D.A.'s office until 2002. Her first book, the nonfiction SEXUAL VIOLENCE: OUR WAR AGAINST RAPE, was published in 1993. Buoyed by its success, she turned her attention to fiction, publishing the debut Alexandra Cooper novel, FINAL JEOPARDY, in 1996. (It was made into a television movie in 2001.) Her subsequent novels--which all take place in colorful or historic New York City locales--have regularly appeared on the bestseller lists and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. She has asserted that her work proves the cliché that truth is stranger than fiction. "Sometimes my colleagues and I sit in my office and talk about a situation, and someone will tell me that I should use that in one of my books," she has said. "And the truth is that if I wrote that story, no one would believe that it happened. "
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"COLD HIT by Linda Fairstein is the author's strongest book yet."
- Katy Munger