Teaming up with longtime friends -- NYPD's Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace -- Assistant DA Alex Cooper investigates the disappearance of world-famous dancer Natalya Galinova, who has suddenly vanished backstage at Lincoln Center's Metropolitan Opera House -- during a performance.
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"Fairstein, perhaps because she's following the outline of an actual case, manages to make the proceedings both muddled and shrill. Don't weep for Alex. She's done better work and is sure to do so again." - Kirkus.
"A real winner." - Library Journal.
"Starred Review. The book's added punch comes from Fairstein's Phantom of the Opera-like re-creations of the labyrinthine environs of the Met, beneath and behind the stage. A great read." - Booklist.
"Despite the overcrowded plot, this whodunit manages to pirouette to a satisfying climax just as the curtain drops." - Publishers Weekly.
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Linda Fairstein, America's foremost legal expert on crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence, led the Sex Crimes Unit of the District Attorney's Office in Manhattan for twenty-five years. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, she is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Virginia School of Law. Her first novel, Final Jeopardy, introduced the critically acclaimed character of Alexandra Cooper and was made into an ABC Movie of the Week starring Dana Delaney. The celebrated series has gone on to include the New York Times bestsellers Likely to Die, Cold Hit, The Deadhouse (winner of the Nero Wolfe Award for Best Crime Novel of 2001, and chosen as a "Best Book of 2001" by both The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times), The Bone ...
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