Final Jeopardy

Final Jeopardy

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Awakening one morning to news of her own brutal murder, Alexandra Cooper, Manhattan's top sex-crimes prosecutor, discovers that the actual victim had been film star Isabella Lascar, who had sought refuge at Alex's private retreat, and sets out to find the killer before it is too late. Reissue.

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Alexandra Cooper, assistant district attorney in charge of Manhattan's sex crime prosecution, takes on the murder of movie star Isabella Lascar in Alexandra's summer home and someone from her high-profile past who may have intended to kill Alexandra

Simon and Schuster
This critically acclaimed, explosive thriller is a book only prosecutor Linda Fairstein could write. Patricia Cornwall knows the morgue; John Grisham knows the courtroom; but no one knows the inner workings of the D.A.'s office like Linda Fairstein, renowned for two decades as head of Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit. Now that world comes vividly to life in a brilliant debut novel of shocking realism, powerful insight, and searing suspense.

Alexandra Cooper, Manhattan's top sex crimes prosecutor, awakens one morning to shoking news: a tabloid headline announcing her own brutal murder. But the actual victim was Isabella Lascar, the Hollywood film star who sought refuge at Alex's Martha's Vineyard retreat. Was Isabella targeted by a stalker or -- mistaken for Alex -- was she in the wrong place at the wrong time? In an investigation that twists from the back alleys of lower Manhattan to the chic salons of the Upper East Side. Alex knows she'sin final jeopardy...and time is running out. She has to get into the killer's head before the killer gets to her.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, 1996
ISBN: 9780684814896
0684814897
9780671010126
0671010123
Branch Call Number: MYS Fairstein, L 100.1 1996
Characteristics: 400 pages ; 25 cm

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janetrease
Aug 01, 2017

The print on this paperback copy is so exceptionally small that I am not going to finish reading it. Yes, I am getting older, but I still see fine. The book was published in 1996. Newer books seem to have bigger print.

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avratt
Aug 30, 2015

Too much unnecessary description and explanation interrupted any flow this book may have attempted to have. Mediocre at best. Could have been a bad rerun of "Law & Order: SVU"

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wilqser
Aug 02, 2014

Mystery thriller about a prosecutor working closely with the special crimes unit - a unit investigating among other things, sexual assualt - investigating a brutal murder of one her friends: an actress. The case eventually leads to the implication of her boyfriend and her breakup with him. The novel was easy to read but a little bit choppy, using thoughts in paragraphs among actual conversations to convey feelings. It was also a little too pendantic at the end trying to explain the deductions involved leading colleagues of her to the suspect. A very average book and somewhat disappointing.

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rahmmie
Mar 22, 2011

I thought this book was unoriginal and poorly written. The rave reviews from other authors on the back cover of the book made me wonder if they had read the same one I did

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