Synopses & Reviews
Hundreds of feet below Manhattan, a treacherous tunnel maze is inhabited by the sandhogs, teams of workers who are rebuilding New York City's deteriorating water supply system. Their dark and dangerous world turns deadly when a catastrophic explosion rips through Water Tunnel #3, sending shock waves that are felt throughout the city and inside the courtroom where Alexandra Cooper is dead-set on nailing young businessman Brendan Quillian for the murder of his wealthy wife. The blast sends Alex's case in a shattering new direction -- and pulls her and detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace underground to dig up ancient rivalries and homicidal secrets that may pull Alex in too deep.... Brimming with Linda Fairstein's trademark blend of brilliant detective work, cutting edge forensics, and electrifying legal drama, Bad Blood melds two distinctive and riveting New York domains with seamless authenticity and nerve-jangling suspense.
"A FUN READ FOR THE LAW & ORDER
-- The Washington Post
"FAIRSTEIN TELLS IT LIKE IT IS."
-- Michael Connelly
"A CHAMPION TELLER OF DETECTIVE TALES."
-- USA Today
"FAIRSTEIN REALLY KNOWS WHAT SHE'S WRITING ABOUT."
-- James Patterson
Alexandra Cooper is in court for what promises to be an unusual trial. The defendant is a young businessman charged with murdering his wife. He was out of town the day of the killing, but Cooper plans to prove that he hired a hit man. Then, in the middle of the trial, an explosion rocks the city. Is it terrorism? Political retribution? An accident? When a connection is made between the tunnel workers and the defendant, Alexandra Cooper finds herself in the underbelly of the city. In a cliff-hanger, Fairstein takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride through New York and deep beneath its streets, to a conclusion which is as surprising as it is frightening.
About the Author
, America's foremost legal expert on crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence, led the Sex Crimes Unit of the District Attorney's Office in Manhattan for twenty-five years. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, she is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Virginia School of Law. Her first novel, Final Jeopardy
, introduced the critically acclaimed character of Alexandra Cooper and was made into an ABC Movie of the Week starring Dana Delaney. The celebrated series has gone on to include the New York Times
bestsellers Likely to Die
, Cold Hit
, The Deadhouse
(winner of the Nero Wolfe Award for Best Crime Novel of 2001, and chosen as a "Best Book of 2001" by both The Washington Post
and the Los Angeles Times
), The Bone Vault
, The Kills, Entombed
, Death Dance
, and Bad Blood
. Her novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Her nonfiction book, Sexual Violence
, was a New York Times
Notable Book of the Year. She lives with her husband in Manhattan and on Martha's Vineyard.