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This is another in Linda Fairstein's Alexandra Cooper, ADA mystery series. The setting is generally in NYC with a short interlude at Alex's Martha's Vineyard house. A young woman's body (the young woman is an art dealer) was found in the water. She'd been raped and murdered. Then, a suspect was found run over by a train. Another suspect calls Alex to have her and her friend, Special Victims Unit Detective Mercer Wallace, meet her (the suspect) at a gallery opening. It's a trap. The gallery's secretary is shot and so is Detective Wallace, though Wallace lives. The DA has police escort Alex around, but that doesn't stop trouble from finding her. The subplot revolves around an art gallery heist and some stolen paintings that were seen by some of the folks in the art world, but never recovered because the young woman and the main bad guy get killed.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Big focus on forensic evidence Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   art/artifacts Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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