What a dissapointment! I've listened to Final Jeopardy which was excellent, Cold Hit was okay but this one was so boring that I actually stopped listening before it finished. I kept waiting... well into the 2nd disc for it to pick up and for something to happen but it never did.
Linda Fairstein's novels are always excellent reading, almost as much for the information about various New York institutions and sites as for the mysteries themselves. There's a little too much "fashion" information for my taste, but then, I got over being a maniac shopper some time ago.
I read three Linda Fairstein books while I was recuperating from foot surgery.
The author and narrator are ADAs in sex crtimes. Ms. Fairstein grabs you from the first page, developing the story and characters concurrently so that I was unable to put the books down. This is well written and the reader is never quite sure where the story will end.
Bernie N. (Bernie) reviewed Likely to Die (Alexandra Cooper Mysteries (Hardcover)) on
New York City's oldest and largest medical center is the scene of a ghastly attack: top neurosurgeon Gemma Dogen is found in her blood-soaked office, where she has been sexually assaulted, stabbed, and designated by the cops as a "likely to die." By the time Alex has plunged into the case, it's a high-profile, media-infested murder investigation with a growing list of suspects from among those who roam the hospital's labyrinthine halls. As Alex's passion to find the killer intensifies, she discovers this hospital is not a place of healing but of deadly peril -- and that she is the next target for lethal violence.
New York City's oldest and largest medical center is the scent of a ghastly attack: top neurosurgeon Gemma Dogen is found in her blood-soaked office, where she has been sexually assaulted, stabbed, and designated by the cops as a "likely to die".
Dark and wonderful reading. The author is a former sex-crimes prosecutor for New York City and brings "riveting authenticity" to her novels. A well known doctor is sexually assaulted, stabbed and designated by the cops as "likely to die" and our assistant DA Alexandra Cooper soon discovers that the hospital's halls are not a place of healing but of deadly peril and that she is the next target.
Story: Neurosurgeon is found unclothed possibly raped and definitely murdered. She is from London but working at a top NYC hospital. She is also working at a medical school and flies to war torn areas to provide care. She was a saint, even her ex-husband thought she was wonderful. She also did not appreciate the good old boy system of allowing the less qualified persons take the spots of those who have the true talent. She wasn't going to allow them into her programs and under her tutelage as the head of the Neurosurgery Program. Needless to say lots of suspects. Her students that she denied entry to, the ex-husband, the homeless that have camped out in the hospital basement, etc... You get the picture. Review: It was a breezy listen. It went quite quickly, about over 3 hours. The narrator not the best but she wasn't annoying or irritating. I enjoyed the listen.