Killer Heat - Alex Cooper, Bk 10 Author:Linda Fairstein It's August in New York, and the only thing that's hotter than the pavement is Manhattan D. A. Alex Cooper's professional and personal life. Just as she's claiming an especially gratifying victory in a rape case, she gets the call: the body of a young woman has been found in an abandoned building. The brutality of the murder is d... more »isturbing enough, but when a second body, beaten and disposed of in exactly same manner, is found off the Belt Parkway, the city's top brass want the killer found fast, before the tabloids can start churning out ghoulish serial killer headlines.
Between dodging the bullets of the gang members who are infuriated by Alex's most recent courtroom victory and keeping a rendezvous with a charming restaurateur, a serial killer on the loose is the last thing she needs on her plate right now. Then a third victim is found, and it becomes clear to Alex and her team that time is not on their side. Through Alex's peerless interrogation skills -and one big break- the search becomes focused on someone who has a twisted obsession with the military, and things grow increasingly dangerous when the chase leads to a chain of small, abandoned islands around New York harbor.« less
This is the first book by this author that I have read. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be looking for others in this series. This story is about a female ADA but she isn't stupid and trying to solve crimes alone. Alexandra Cooper is an intelligent dedicated prosecutor with the common sense to work closely with her police detectives. She has been in the special unit prosecuting sexual assault crimes for years and developed a valuable relationship with two detectives that have worked with her over the years. The story is interesting, well written, has solid characters and taught me quite a bit about the history of New York.
I felt like I was in a never-ending Law and Order show. this book did not get suspenseful until about 250 pages into it. Too much description. To me it was a laboring process to get through it, just glad it is over.