Friday, July 11, 2008

Killer Heat by Linda Fairstein

Title - Killer Heat
Author - Linda Fairstein
ISBN -978-385-52397-4
Genre- Mystery
Number of Pages - 370
Rating - 3.75 out of 5

Alex Cooper, the assistant District Attorney, is working on the final preparations
for the Floyd Warren trial when she is called to the scene where of a body of a young woman is discovered. Before long two more bodies are discovered and Alex is beginning to suspect that the murders are done by the same killer. When another young woman disappears, Alex and detective Mike Mercer race against time finding themselves scouring abandoned sites in order to save a life and their own as well.

Once again Linda Fairstein has written a good fast paced novel. Her ability to take the reader to places in New York that they may not have even known enhances the story. The behind the scenes information on how prosecution has changed over the years was very informative and added to the story. There are few surprises in the story which made the plot feel a bit formulaic but the suspense build up is good and the conclusion satisfying. I look forward to reading the next installment of this series.

1 comment:

Literary Feline said...

I really enjoy this series too. I especially like how the author adds historical bits in with her story. I've never been to New York City or Manhattan, for that matter, but the author makes me feel like I have.