Rated of 5
Killer Heat, Killer Read
Fairstein's words are experienced rather than read. The sights, sounds, smells, feelings, even the tastes are all there to make the reader part of Alex Cooper's life. In this episode an extremely brutal rapist-killer is followed to places in and around New York City that the average person is seldom aware of and would not normally visit, a situation that might change after New Yorkers read this one. As is normal in the real world, several police and court cases are part of the plot, each pulling the reader in to the harried and often thankless lives of the people involved. Their shared experiences create for them a world and a family that is separate from the "real" world, and the reader will be involved in both. Read this one!