Death Dance

Death Dance

By Linda A. Fairstein

Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780743482288, 512pp.

Publication Date: January 23, 2007


Murder at the Metropolitan Opera House pulls Alexandra Cooper behind the scenes at Lincoln Center -- and into the cutthroat conglomerate that controls the city's theaters. Joe Berk, the powerful head of The Berk Organization, was the lover of world-class ballerina Natalya Galinova; was he tied to her disappearance and untimely death after a performance at the Met? Shooting in the dark along with her colleagues Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, Alex juggles a case on the cutting edge of forensic technology: she's about to nab a physician accused of drug-facilitated sexual assaults. But legal entanglements over DNA databanking may prevent Alex from stopping the predator. Cracking open a hidden history of the New York few others see, Alex must deliver a bravura performance -- or prepare to sing her swan song.

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 Death Dance

"Her most powerful and affecting novel....Fairstein really knows what she's writing about."

-- James Patterson

"Linda Fairstein is carving out a prime spot among writers of suspense fiction."

-- The Washington Post

"A champion teller of detective tales."

-- USA Today

"Fairstein tells it like it is."

-- Michael Connelly