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Deadfall

Deadfall, July 2018
Alexandra Cooper
by Linda Fairstein

Dutton
Featuring: Alex Cooper
480 pages
ISBN: 1101984066
EAN: 9781101984062
Kindle: B01M8PRBP1
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
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"An amazing thriller from one of the contemporary queens of thrillers!"

Fresh Fiction Review

Deadfall
Linda Fairstein

Reviewed by Patti Loveday
Posted February 19, 2018

Thriller Police Procedural

DEADFALL by Linda Fairstein is a thriller suspense novel that picks up where the last book left off in the Alexandra Cooper book series. The District Attorney had been murdered, and Alex witnessed the entire thing. Being a witness to such a horrific event has severe effects on her already fragile mental health and state of mind. Even though the investigation has just begun, Alex cannot stop herself from being involved in every part. She has the support of Mike and Mercer while they all look at different possible suspects, all of which could have wanted the DA dead.

Fairstein has a creative way of writing that incorporates parts of New York and the history of many landmarks in New York into the plot line and setting. I feel I always learn something new about the city after reading one of the books in this series. I like how the characters have developed not only throughout this series but this book as well. I feel that this book can be read as a standalone even though it is a part of a series but you may get a little confused because a lot of the characters backstories and development lead up to this book. After reading DEADFALL, I want to go back to the first book and reread the rest of the books in the Alexandra Cooper Book Series.

Fairstein makes the story feel so real and describes the settings (places) so vividly that you feel as if you are in the middle of the investigation working right beside her. I feel that this book does not disappoint any fans of this book series, but I do feel DEADFALL makes it seem as if the series may be coming to an end. I feel that this book kind of leaves you with the feeling that the end is near as you get closer to the conclusion of DEADFALL.

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SUMMARY

Hunting a killer within New York's urban jungle becomes the biggest case of Alexandra Cooper's career in New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein's latest riveting thriller.

A wild heart beats within New York City. Amid concrete and skyscrapers, the Wildlife Conservation Society works to preserve and protect the animal kingdom both within and beyond the borders of the five boroughs. But dangerous creatures don't always have claws and fangs, as Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace know all too well. Predators lurk close to home, and in the aftermath of the shocking assassination of an iconic public figure—someone Alex has worked with for years—the trio must unravel the motive behind the shooting to discover who is the bigger snake: the killer or the victim.

The murder investigation provides more questions than answers, as a tangled mess of secrets slowly comes to light. From street gangs to secret societies, from big-game hunting to the illegal animal trade, from New York City zoos to the highest offices in city government, Alex has her work cut out for her—especially since the task force handling the investigation, led by the US Attorney, seems to be more against her than with her. As tensions rise between Alex and the feds, she must determine just how far she is willing to go to uncover the truth—and uphold the integrity of the office she has so proudly served.

Deadfall proves once again why Linda Fairstein is hailed as "a champion teller of detective tales" (USA Today).


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