The Kills (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Linda A. Fairstein

Pocket Star, 9780743436687, 512pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2005



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.

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.