Bad Blood ), the Manhattan ADA t"/>

Killer Heat

Linda Fairstein, Author Doubleday $26 (370p) ISBN 978-0-385-52397-4

At the start of bestseller Fairstein’s nail-biting 10th legal thriller to feature alter ego Alex Cooper (after 2006’s Bad Blood ), the Manhattan ADA takes a hit from a cigar at the urging of her longtime police ally, Mike Chapman—to cover the stench of a badly decomposed female body at a crime scene in an abandoned building near the Staten Island ferry. The victim later proves to be the first of a number of women in uniform targeted by the murderer, who may have military ties in his past. The trail leads to a notorious bar catering to underage drinkers, before a chance observation by a civilian shifts the inquiry dramatically. Meanwhile, Cooper is preparing to try Floyd Warren, a rapist whose first trial three decades earlier ended in a hung jury. Fairstein, whose professional résumé includes groundbreaking work in the field of sex crimes prosecution, manages to both entertain and educate, as Cooper struggles with the evidentiary challenges of the Warren rape case and with tracking a vicious serial killer. (Mar.)

Reviewed on: 01/07/2008
Release date: 03/01/2008
Show other formats
Hardcover - 352 pages - 978-0-316-73172-0
Hardcover - 440 pages - 978-1-4056-8638-9
Open Ebook - 978-0-307-47246-5
Compact Disc - 978-0-307-75091-4
Compact Disc - 5 pages - 978-0-7393-5786-6
Paperback - 559 pages - 978-0-7393-2765-4
Ebook - 384 pages - 978-0-385-52538-1
Book - 1 pages - 978-1-4159-4440-0
Mass Market Paperbound - 445 pages - 978-0-307-38774-5
Open Ebook - 1 pages - 978-1-299-20446-1
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Email Address


Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.