Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Review: Killer Heat by Linda Fairstein

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 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 skillsand one big breakthe 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.


It’s ironic that while I’m writing this review, I’m profusely sweating my ass off! It’s so hot here right now! The heat over here is truly killing me, but enough about me melting in this friggin’ summer's heat. Let’s now turn to Killer Heat. As the title implies, the setting of this particular novel is during the summer. Manhattan District Attorney Alex Cooper is in cloud nine after closing a rape case, after being harassed by a gang inside the courthouse, she is ready to take it easy. It didn't last long when she received a phone call informing her that a body of a woman has been found dead. Then almost instantly, another body was found. It looks like this is not a coincidence at all. 

Alex must now piece this link to a greater puzzle that seems to give her trouble. I enjoyed Killer Heat and all the forensic details it gave me. Alex is a fun character to read, I just want Linda to give more attention to Alex's personal life. Well, Alex did meet a dashing restaurant owner in  this book and they got involve with one another, I hope Mike get knocks in the head and do something about it. I secretly want them to end up with one another. All in all, another superb read!

My Rating: Stars

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