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Death Dance (Alexandra Cooper)


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Linda Fairstein was the Assistant DA of Manhattan's sex crimes unit before taking early retirement in 2002 to concentrate on her writing. She divides her time between New York and Martha's Vineyard.Author Location: New YorkFinal Jeopardy; Likely to Die (0 7515 2120 5); Cold Hit (0 7515 2320 8); The Deadhouse (0 7515 3263 0); The Bone Vault (0 7515 3337 8); The Kills ( 07515 3338 6); Entombed (0 316 72685 0)


Alexandra Cooper, New York City assistant district attorney, investigates rapes. Here she is confronted with the case of Natalya Galinova, a famous Russian ballerina, who first turns up missing during a performance at the Metropolitan Opera House. The situation quickly evolves to murder, and detectives Mercer Wallace and Mike Chapman once again join Alex in investigating the many suspects, including wealthy theater moguls, directors, and backstage crew. The insight into the pretrial process of prosecutors working with homicide detectives is quite interesting. Unfortunately, minor characters are more like caricatures, with little detail provided and dialog that seems out of place. Barbara Rosenblat's clear reading does add to the dramatic tension as the thriller wends its way to its conclusion. As a quick bit of fun, this fast-paced story is average entertainment; recommended for larger collections.-Denise A. Garofalo, Astor Home for Children, Rhinebeck, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Linda Fairstein's DEATH DANCE is her most powerful and affecting novel yet. Fairstein really knows what she's writing about, and that includes New York's theatrical world.' James Patterson - 'Fairstein was a prosecutor and it shows in the convincing detail of investigations an interrogations. She's excellent at portraying the relationshipsTHE TIMES - 'Intelligent, authentic and high on suspense.?WOMAN AND HOME

Reunited with fellow Manhattan crime scene investigators Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, brazen, outspoken Alexandra Cooper, assistant DA for the sex crimes prosecution unit, tackles the case of a murdered dancer with the Royal Ballet. While it was no secret that "world-renowned" Russian ballerina Natalya Galinova had a bad attitude and a cuckolded husband, that she was tossed, undetected, into the cooling unit at the Metropolitan Opera House still comes as a shock, even to a whole slew of suspects, among them her agent, Rinaldo; Broadway kingpin and voyeur Joe Berk; Berk's shady niece Mona; and the Met's slippery artistic director, Chet Dobbis. Varied clues paired with the fascinating theatrical spadework involved in the opera business lead to a sidewalk electrocution and several sabotaged stage sets. As additional suspects are tacked on, concurrent evidence and motives surface and the stage becomes increasingly deadly for everyone involved, especially Alex. Running alongside is a rape subplot involving an elusive Turkish doctor, and an unsolved urban assault case. Despite the overcrowded plot, this whodunit manages to pirouette to a satisfying climax just as the curtain drops. Fairstein (Entombed) fans will undoubtedly demand an encore. (Jan.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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