This is a weekly event that highlights a book we can't wait to be published. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Linda Fairstein is the author of a very successful mystery series that features Alexandra Cooper, an Assistant District Attorney in the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit of Manhattan. This author held that very position for over 25 years. And this is a series that I have meant to read for, well, forever. I did read the first book, Final Jeopardy, a really long time ago. I liked it, but somehow have not gotten back to the series. One of the other special things about Linda Fairstein's books is the way she has highlighted all sorts of places in New York and made them part of her books. Lots of New York history and lore here, in addition to some wonderful characters. The 17th book in this series will be published soon and it is the one I'm highlighting this week:
Publication Date: August 11th
The Manhattan waterfront is one of New York City’s most magnificent vistas, boasting both the majestic Statue of Liberty and the George Washington Bridge, the world’s busiest span for motor vehicles. But in Devil’s Bridge, Detective Mike Chapman will discover the peril that lurks along this seemingly benign expanse as he takes on his most personal case yet: the disappearance of Alex Cooper.
Coop’s sudden disappearance is fraught with terrifying complications: scores of enemies she has made after a decade of putting criminals behind bars; a recent security breach with dangerous repercussions; and a new intimacy in her relationship with Mike, causing the Police Commissioner himself to be wary of the methods Mike will use to get Coop back... if he can.