Book Reviews of Cold Hit (Alex Cooper, Bk 3)

Cold Hit (Alex Cooper, Bk 3)
Cold Hit - Alex Cooper, Bk 3
Author: Linda Fairstein
ISBN-13: 9780743499811
ISBN-10: 0743499816
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 464
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A good, not great, entry into the Alexandra Cooper series. But this series is so good that what is only good here would be great somewhere else. It's all relative; I'd say you should read this but don't expect it to be as strong as The Kills, for example.
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Helpful Score: 1
Lots of action and definitely a page turner!
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Linda Fairstein's books are really good books. They keep you guessing until the end.
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Fairstein writes like she is having a conversation with the reader. She keeps the tension just at the right level to encourage one to read on.
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This is an overly convoluted story with multiple things going on and way too many suspects. It wasn't confusing enough, so both Alex and Mike had new cases popping up (almost daily) and getting little airtime but including many new issues, suspects and witnesses. There was so much going on that it was very distracting to the main focus of the story. Unless you are an art aficionado, you won't have a clue what they are talking about. And forget about all the NYC history that is thrown in for shits and giggles. This book was easily 100 pages longer than it needed to be.
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Another winner in this series
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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....
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I love the Alexandra Cooper series. As always, these stories flow along and are hard to put down. I really enjoy the fact that you are not able to guess "who done it".
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This is a good thriller as are all of Fairstein's books.
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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".
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thoroughly tension-filled and pulse-pounding. A must read
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excellent
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Linda Fairstein's third novel is as action pact as her first two. Great, realistic. Alex Cooper is a wonderful character.
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Fairstein sends her acclaimed heroine, the marvelously stylish and steely-nerved D A. Alex Cooper on a breathless hunt for a killer inside New York City's glitzy art world.
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Linda Fairstein, renowned sex-crimes prosecutor and bestselling author, writes tough, beautiful prose about a world she knows firsthand.
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It's a really good book. I love her characters and the circumstances she puts them in.
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How'd I miss this oldie but goodie from the beginning of Alex's career?
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I feel terrible that I didn't like this more because I really like Allison Janney in her film/tv work, but crime drama in book form is just not my favorite.

I liked that she wasn't monotone, and she was fun as the main character, but the other officers voices sounded too similar to me. I'm not sure what the standard is for audio books, but I've had some that are monotone and some where the narrator uses lots of voices. Apart from the 2 officers, her voices are pretty clear cut though.

I can't imagine actually reading it and enjoying it., but the story was basically interesting, and I think that I would love to watch this as a tv show or movie, but it loses me as a book.
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Great read! Mystery and intrigue abound.
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If you haven't read Linda Fairstein before you have been missing some of the best straight, exciting crime novels around. Written by the ex Assistant DA of NYPD's Sex Crimes unit she knows her subject and is able to move the reader from crime scene to police headquarter to the courtoom as only a insider and great writer can manage.
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Story: Billionaire's estranged wife is found murdered in the water. She was murdered while out for a run, she owned an art gallery. She met her husband after winning a beauty queen contest and going to Italy to study art. The husband comes from a wealthy family who it is speculated gain its wealth from obtaining art/paintings thru nefarious means, possibly from the Nazis'. She was his third wife and was a few decades his junior. Her death also made him a thrice widower, his 2 previous wives also passed away under mysterious circumstances. Her best friend was her husbands first wife's daughter (by her first husband, who left her)that he made her abandon in order to be with him (follow that?!). Her business partner is a suspect in a bondage murder who the police were not able to prosecute due to lack of evidence. Needless to say this was a jam packed 5 cd's, it says abridged but it didn't voice that way. It was a "good book".