Alexandra Cooper has a tough case to prosecute. Brendan Quillian, a wealthy businessman from the Upper East Side, has been charged with hiring an assassin to kill his wife, but the evidence is flimsy and the defendant has one of the most successful defence lawyers on his side. Then an explosion in one of the tunnels being built to secure Manhattan's water supply kills Quillan's brother, one of the construction workers. The blast isn't terrorism, it isn't an accident and it looks as though Duke Quillian was the target. And none of the team investigating the murder had come across any hint that Brendan had a brother, never mind one so far on the other side of the tracks. With another case to solve, Alex, together with Detectives Chapman and Mercer, discover that Quillan's upbringing is very different from what they'd assumed, and within the cupboard of his estranged family there are many skeletons, not all of them metaphorical. In a cliff-hanging whodunnit, Linda Fairstein takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride through New York and deep beneath its streets, to a conclusion which is as surprising as it is frightening.
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'Fairstein's most distinctive and biting novel to date' DAILY EXPRESS 'The plot is a triumph of complexity, with enough thrills and suspense to satisfy the most jaundiced reader' GUARDIAN 'Her intimate knowledge of the investigation process and the criminal justice system...lends her novels an authority that few crime writers can command' THE TIMES 'Fairstein's latest is as generously plotted as ever, with a series of fascinatingly grim locales that suit her gifts perfectly' KIRKUS REVIEWS 'You'll be gripped by the thrilling climax.' NEWS OF THE WORLD 'Typically slick.' SUNDAY TIMES 'Fairstein's obvious fascination with her city, brilliantly executed plot and breathless pace really help her stand out in the overcrowded crime genre.' BOOKSELLER
About Linda Fairstein
Linda Fairstein was Assistant DA in Manhattan, specialising in the prosecution of sex crimes, and is now a consultant to the District Attorney. She is involved with a number of charities supporting the victims of sexual and domestic abuse. She is married to the lawyer Justin Feldman, and divides her times between Manhattan and Martha's Vineyard.
Bad Blood: Number 9 in series by Linda Fairstein
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