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Fairstein has the expertise and the experience, and it shows. THE KILLS is a white-knuckle ride through the back roads of history, the sidestreets of New York, and the chilling world of unbounded greed.' Kathy Reichs

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Linda Fairstein was Assistant DA in Manhattan before taking early retirement to concentrate on her writing. She continues to work for several charities supporting the victims of sexual crimes. She divides her time between Manhattan and Martha's Vineyard.

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Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper deals with two seemingly unrelated murders: a complicated rape case and the suffocation of a dancer who turns out to have been a World War II spy. A host of characters parade through the story, including CIA agents, small-time thugs, unsavory lawyers, and some good friends. Several attempts are made on Alexandra's life as she perseveres in the investigation and uncovers the solution to both homicides and the history that connects them. The verbal tour of New York City helps set the stage and provide background. Part courtroom drama, part historical lore, this novel is slow moving, the explanations are lengthy, and the characters seem to get lost in the complexities of how the cases are connected. Still, Barbara Rosenblat's reading is clear and flows smoothly. Fans of the series will no doubt enjoy The Kills; others may find the ending anticlimactic. Recommended for larger collections only.-Denise A. Garofalo, Astor Home for Children, Rhinebeck, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

The title of the newest installment in Fairstein's Alexandra Cooper crime series (The Bone Vault; The Deadhouse; Final Jeopardy) refers not only to the several bodies that turn up in the course of the novel but to the creeks and channels that crisscross the watery periphery of Lower Manhattan. From her downtown office-and with the aid of NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace-the doughty assistant DA tackles a complicated case, the rape of 36-year-old Paige Vallis. Psychotic Andrew Tripping is accused of the rape as well as of the physical and mental abuse of his own 10-year-old son, Dulles. While trying to convince a jury of Tripping's guilt, Alex is handed another kill, this one the suffocation of elderly Harlem Renaissance dancer McQueen Ransome. Queenie turns out to have a fascinating history, having been both an espionage agent in WWII and the mistress of the legendary Night Crawler, King Farouk of Egypt. On her way out of the palace door, Queenie pocketed enough of the king's treasure to set her up for life, which finally gets her killed. There are complications in the form of CIA agents, crooked lawyers, smalltime hoods and a surrounding cast of friends, lovers and enemies, all adding texture and realism to the story. Alex survives several attempts on her life and sleuths her way to a solution of both murders while untangling the knotted history that connects them. Fairstein's style and skills have matured over the years, making this a consistently dependable series with a likable and intelligent heroine. (Jan. 6) Forecast: The author's last several outings have been bestsellers and there's no indication that this one won't join them. Look for her on an extensive 11-city author tour including an appearance on the Today Show. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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