The Kills

The Kills Cover

The Kills

By Linda A. Fairstein

Pocket Star, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780743436687, 512pp.

Publication Date: December 28, 2004

Description
Manhattan Assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper is working feverishly on a tough trial, seeking justice for investment banker Paige Vallis. But in a heated "he said, she said" case, Alex learns that Paige herself has something to hide. Uptown, the murder of an elderly woman with an intriguing past has NYPD officer Mercer Wallace and detective Mike Chapman hunting for an item of stunning value that may have cost McQueen Ransome her life: a legendary Double Eagle gold coin. The twisting threads of the seemingly unrelated tragedies soon entangle Alex in a life-and-death struggle in the watery inlets of New Jersey known as the Kills...where a violent predator is determined to silence her forever.


About the Author
Linda Fairstein, one of America's foremost legal experts on crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence, ran the Sex Crimes Unit of the District Attorney's Office in Manhattan for more than two decades. Her first novel, "Final Jeopardy," which introduced the character Alexandra Cooper, was published in 1996 to critical and commercial acclaim. Her nonfiction book, "Sexual Violence," was a "New York Times" notable book in 1994. She lives with her husband in New York and on Martha's Vineyard.


Praise For The Kills

"Seamless...razor sharp."

-- John Sandford



"A superior piece of entertainment."

-- The Washington Post



"Fairstein...makes the legal issues more exciting than any high-speed chase."

-- Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times



Kathy Reichs Fairstein has the expertise and the experience, and it shows. The Kills is a white-knuckle ride through the back roads of history, the side streets of New York, and the chilling world of unbounded greed.



John Sandford Linda Fairstein's knowledge of the criminal justice system explodes on these pages -- seamlessly plotted, spiked by razor-sharp dialogue and the knowledge of a lifelong insider.