Deadfall

Deadfall

By Linda Fairstein

  • Release Date: 2017-07-25
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 34 Ratings
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Description

Hunting a killer within New York’s urban jungle becomes the biggest case of Alexandra Cooper’s career in New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein’s latest riveting thriller.
 
A wild heart beats within New York City. Amid concrete and skyscrapers, the Wildlife Conservation Society works to preserve and protect the animal kingdom both within and beyond the borders of the five boroughs. But dangerous creatures don't always have claws and fangs, as Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace know all too well. Predators lurk close to home, and in the aftermath of the shocking assassination of an iconic public figure—someone Alex has worked with for years—the trio must unravel the motive behind the shooting to discover who is the bigger snake: the killer or the victim.
 
The murder investigation provides more questions than answers, as a tangled mess of secrets slowly comes to light. From street gangs to secret societies, from big-game hunting to the illegal animal trade, from New York City zoos to the highest offices in city government, Alex has her work cut out for her—especially since the task force handling the investigation, led by the US Attorney, seems to be more against her than with her. As tensions rise between Alex and the feds, she must determine just how far she is willing to go to uncover the truth—and uphold the integrity of the office she has so proudly served.
 
Deadfall proves once again why Linda Fairstein is hailed as “a champion teller of detective tales” (USA Today).

Reviews

  • Waste of time & money

    1
    By Elmse
    Alex Cooper's dialogue is stilted, childish and highly unlikely. She's needy, whiny yet bossy. Mike Chapman is incredibly unlikable. The writing as a whole is a jumbled collection of "historical" stuff - maybe. No cohesive story can be found. A disappointment at best.
  • Deadfall

    5
    By jgaylordjr
    It was one of the best Alexandra Cooper books of the series. Over the years I've read them all. Each one was better than the last. I can't wait to see if she goes for the top job.
  • Tdglobal

    3
    By Tdglobalconsulting
    Seriously,not nearly interesting enough. Stick with murder and sex crimes. The whole story line was ill conceived.
  • Caveat Emptor

    2
    By rcbma
    A few caveats of my own. I'm a member of two conservation societies. I'm also grateful for what Ms. Fairstein took on as her subject matter in this book. Lastly, I've read all of her books and will continue to do so. All that said, I thought I'd purchased a mystery/thriller book and there is some of that, indeed. But (and don't read more here - spoiler alert - unless you want to know too much more about the plot) the book is more of a sermon and seminar on big game hunting, illegal poaching and global conspiracies to kill off innocent animals for profit than it is a mystery thriller. The efforts to rein in, investigate and prosecute these conspirators is critical and laudable. But turning what is billed as a fictional story into a non-fiction book, often pedantic at that, seems misleading when a book is a top-dollar price.

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