It’s August in New York, and the only thing that’s
hotter than the pavement is Manhattan D.A. Alex Cooper’s
professional and personal life. Just as she’s claiming an
especially gratifying victory in a rape case, she gets the call:
the body of a young woman has been found in an abandoned building.
The brutality of the murder is disturbing enough, but when a second
body, beaten and disposed of in exactly the same manner, is found
off the Belt Parkway, the city’s top brass want the killer
found fast, before the tabloids can start churning out ghoulish
serial killer headlines.
Between dodging the bullets of the gang members who are infuriated
by Alex’s most recent courtroom victory and keeping a
rendezvous with a charming restaurateur, a serial killer on the
loose is the last thing she needs on her plate right now. Then a
third victim is found, and it becomes clear to Alex and her team
that time is not on their side.
Through Alex’s peerless interrogation skills --- and one big
break --- the search becomes focused on someone who has a twisted
obsession with the military, and things grow increasingly dangerous
when the chase leads to a chain of small, abandoned islands around
New York harbor.
Once again Linda Fairstein brilliantly orchestrates a page-turning
mix of cutting-edge legal issues and forensics, New York City
history, and spine-tingling suspense. And at the center of it all
is Alex Cooper --- stunning, single-minded, accomplished, and not
to be trifled with whether she’s in or out of a
KILLER HEAT © Copyright 2011 by Linda Fairstein. Reprinted
with permission by Anchor. All rights reserved.