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Blood oath.

by Fairstein, Linda,

Format: Large Print 2019
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Summary
New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein explores the depths of Manhattan's secretive Rockefeller University in this timely, captivating thriller about the deep--and often deadly--reverberations of past sins.

Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper of the Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit is finally back at work following a leave of absence, and not a moment too soon. With more women feeling empowered to name their abusers, Alex is eager to return to the courtroom to do what she does best. But even she can't anticipate the complexity of her first case when she meets Lucy, a young woman who testified years earlier at a landmark federal trial . . . and now reveals that she was sexually assaulted by a prominent official during that time.

Yet Lucy's isn't the only secret Alex must uncover, with rumors swirling about one colleague's abusive conduct behind closed doors and another's violent, mysterious collapse. As the seemingly disparate cases of her client, adversary, and friend start to intertwine, Alex, along with NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, finds herself in uncharted territory within Manhattan's Rockefeller University, a premier research institute, hospital, and cornerstone of higher learning. But not even the greatest minds in the city can help her when unearthed secrets begin to collide in dangerous ways . . . and unless she can uncover the truth, the life-saving facility just may become her grave.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Manhattan sex crimes prosecutor Alex Cooper has no time to ease back into her routine after being kidnapped and witnessing the assassination of her boss in 2017's Deadfall, in bestseller Fairstein's 20th series legal thriller, notable for its focus on how to prove a rapist's guilt. When 24-year-old Lucy Jenner is arrested in Brooklyn on an outstanding Manhattan warrant, Alex's lover, NYPD Det. Mike Chapman, has the job of bringing Lucy to Alex's office. At the Brooklyn precinct, Lucy freaked out after seeing a photograph on the wall, and Alex manages to elicit from her that one of the men in that photo raped her many years earlier, a crime that Lucy had reported to the police, who failed to follow up. Despite warnings from Lucy's aunt that she's unreliable and manipulative, Alex finds Lucy's account and her identification of a powerful man as her assailant credible. A murder subplot and some plot contrivances are unnecessary in this otherwise solid entry. Fairstein's vast experience of working as a pioneer in sex crimes investigations enables her to make Alex's efforts both plausible and fascinating. Five-city author tour. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Alex Cooper mystery
Features Alexandra Cooper, Assistant District Attorney in the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit of Manhattan, New York City
#1 - Final jeopardy
#2 - Likely to die
#3 - Cold hit
#4 - The Deadhouse
#5 - The Bone vault
#6 - The Kills
#7 - Entombed
#8 - Death dance
#9 - Bad blood
#10 - Killer heat
#11 - Lethal legacy
#12 - Hell gate
#13 - Silent mercy
#14 - Night watch
#15 - Death angel
#16 - Terminal city
#17 - Devil's bridge
#18 - Killer look
#19 - Deadfall
#20 - Blood oath
Subjects ordreq 11/30/18 xa
Publisher 20192019
Description p. (large print) cm.
ISBN 9781984827562
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