Saturday, October 17, 2015

Book Spotlight Giveaway! Likely To Die (Alexandra Cooper #2) by Linda Fairstein

I have sooooo many books! I have a ton of print books and probably even more e-books. The Book Spotlight feature that I post every Saturday is a way for me to clear my shelves and to share some of the books I have. This feature is a way for my to cull my collection and to give someone else the opportunity to enjoy them.

This is another book that my daughter weeded from her collection. I have not read any of Linda's books but I know she is very popular mystery writer. This is book #2 in her Alexandra Cooper series. Book #17 just came out in August 2015. 

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!

Likely to Die

Likely To Die (Alexandra Cooper #2) by Linda Fairstein
Series: Alexandra Cooper #2
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published 1997 by Scribner Book Company

"Patricia Cornwell in the Big Apple", raved the prestigious Kirkus Reviews in its starred notice of Linda Fairstein's best-selling debut, "Final Jeopardy". Now Alexandra Cooper, whose job description matches Fairstein's own as Manhattan's top sex crimes prosecutor, probes a devastating case of murder at a major New York, medical center.

It's 5:38 on a March morning when Alex's phone jars her awake. Homicide detective Mike Chapman is at the scene of a sexual assault and murder. It's a perfect case for Alex and her special skills.

And it's certain to be a high-profile case because the victim was a neurosurgeon at Mid-Manhattan Medical Center, the oldest and largest hospital in New York City. Dr. Gemma Dogen was found barely breathing, on the floor of her blood-soaked office. It was too late to save her. In cop parlance, she was a "likely to die".

The problems Alex's team faces are immense, starting with too many possible suspects. Not only have Alex's colleagues prosecuted some of the hospital's employees and patients in the past-- any one of them could be the killer-- but the more than fifteen-hundred-bed complex and its medical college are connected to the Stuyvesant Psychiatric Center, and all three buildings sit on top of a maze of underground tunnels. Scores of transients now populate the tunnels, putting on white coats or scrubs to enter and roam the hospital's corridors as if they were licensed professionals. Anybody could have been near Gemma Dogen's office the night of the murder.

While Alex and Mike and police colleague Mercer Wallace step up their search for the killer, Alex must also supervise other cases: the taxi driver who stalks an emergency room physician; a rapist who attacks a comatose young woman; a rabbi who demands a peculiar kind of service from his housekeepers.

But it is the Dogen case that disturbs Alex's dreams. The daughter of a cardiologist, Alex had always revered the medical profession. Now she begins to question her own biases. And what about the new man in her life? She met him at anelegant dinner party that is typical of her affluent Upper East Side lifestyle, but is he, too, somehow involved in this case?

Policewoman Maureen Forester may discover some of the shocking answers when she volunteers to check into the hospital as a decoy with a supposed neurological problem. With Alex and Mike temporarily far away, Maureen is more vulnerable than Alex could ever have imagined. And with the killer beginning to focus on Alex, she, herself, may soon bear the tragic label "likely to die".

A powerful behind-the-scenes view of the exciting, challenging life of a Manhattan sex crimes prosecutor, Likely to Die further confirms author Linda Fairstein's position as an international crime-writing star.


About the author

Linda Fairstein (born 1947) is one of America's foremost legal experts on crimes of violence against women and children. She served as head of the sex crimes unit of the Manhattan District Attorney's office from 1976 until 2002 and is the author of a series of novels featuring Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. Ms. Fairstein is married to Justin N. Feldman, retired counsel to the New York office of law firm Cooley Godward Kronish LLP.

Ms. Fairstein is an honors graduate of Vassar College (1969) and the University of Virginia School of Law (1972). She joined the Manhattan District Attorney's office in 1972 as an Assistant District Attorney. She was promoted to the head of the sex crimes unit in 1976. During her tenure, she prosecuted several highly publicized cases, including the "Preppy Murder" case against Robert Chambers in 1986.

Linda Fairstein left the District Attorney's office in 2002, and has continued to consult, write, lecture and serve as a sex crimes expert for a wide variety of print and television media outlets, including CNN, MSNBC, and Larry King, among others. Ms. Fairstein is often called to provide her opinion on high profile prosecutions including: Michael Jackson's molestation charges in 2004, Kobe Bryant's sexual assault charges, and Scott Peterson's trial. She is also a frequent speaker on issues surrounding domestic abuse.

Ms. Fairstein is also the internationally best-selling author of a series of crime novels featuring Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. The novels draw on Ms. Fairstein's legal expertise as well as her knowledge of and affection for the rich history of the city of New York.

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  1. I haven't read her previously, but this one sounds like quite a puzzler, don't you think? She has presented us with a poser! You know you want to find out who done it!

  2. No, I haven't read Linda's books but she is very popular with the patrons of our library. This sounds like the perfect book to introduce us to this author!

  3. I haven't read any of this series, but I plan to. Thanks for introducing Linda to us.

  4. I have not read this series, but I have read books by this author.

  5. I haven't read anything by this author, but this sounds like an exciting one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. No, I haven't read this series or Author yet. I just finished Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell and loved it. Thank you

  7. I have not read anything by this author yet. I hope you liked it.


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