Sunday, March 14, 2010
HELL GATE (Alexandra Cooper Series #12)
by Linda Fairstein - available in hardcover
Head of the Sex Crimes Unit of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, Alexandra Cooper, is back with her team and this time they're investigating human trafficking. Working together with Det. Mike Chapman and Det. Mercer Wallace, they discover that the recent shipwreck filled with illegals has ties to the sex scandal of one of their congressmen and leads directly to City Hall.
Interwoven with the storyline, Linda Fairstein once again gives us a glimpse of New York City's history. This newest adventure takes the reader through the historic mansions of the city, including Gracie Mansion, the governor's residence, and the history of Hell Gate. Who knew that the East River is actually a strait?
The author obviously loves New York and shares her curiosity about the city with us. As a bonus, she never forgets to include the friendly wagers that Coop, Mike and Mercer bet each other on the final Jeopardy question whenever they're near a television.
Ms. Fairstein has written another intelligent multi-layered mystery that's fun to read. Loved it!