Death Angel: Book summary and reviews of Death Angel by Linda Fairstein

Death Angel

An Alex Cooper Novel

by Linda Fairstein

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Death Angel by Linda Fairstein
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  • Published Jul 2013
    384 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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When the body of a young woman is discovered in Central Park, the clock begins ticking for Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace to find the killer who has breached this haven in the middle of New York City. Is the body found in the lake, under the unseeing gaze of the Bethesda angel, the first victim of a deranged psychopath, or is the case connected to other missing girls and women in years past whose remains have never been found? Just as the trio gets their first lead, the investigation is almost derailed when Mike and Alex become embroiled in a scandal.

As Alex attempts to fight the accusations leveled against her and Mike, she follows clues that range from the park's most buried - literally - secrets all the way to the majestic Dakota, which has experienced its own share of tragedies. When another young woman is attacked in the park, a new question arises: is this enormous urban park a sanctuary - as it seems to the thousands of New Yorkers and tourists who fill it every day - or is it a hunting ground for a killer with a twisted mind?

Once again, Linda Fairstein will thrill both longtime fans and new readers with an explosive page-turner filled with a shocking realism that only she can deliver.

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"In the end, Fairstein combines the many disparate strands in fortuitous ways to bring about a surprising finale." - Publishers Weekly

"Fairstein seems less interested in dramatizing official procedure or generating suspense than in serving as a relentlessly didactic tour guide in the mode of Margaret Truman. You'll learn an awful lot about Central Park, but one thing you won't learn is that the setting guarantees a successful thriller." - Kirkus

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Nola J

Reading - Death Angel
This is the first time i have read a Fairstein book I really loved all the information about Central Park, and enjoyed the relationship between Coop,Mike and Mercer. I found the romance interest had enough to keep me looking for the next book that follows to see how this story develops, I am at this time wanting to know which book follows.

Art

Never gets started, very boring.
The title says it all. Life is too short to waste a moment with this book.

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Linda Fairstein Author Biography

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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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