Saturday, April 4, 2009

Book Review - KILLER HEAT by Linda Fairstein

Killer Heat (An Alex Cooper Novel) by Linda Fairstein
2009, 480 pages

Note - Quick review, I need to hit the sack before work....

The 10th legal thriller by Linda Fairstein featuring her lawyer creation Alex Cooper takes place during a heat wave in New York, as she attempts to track down a killer that soon turns serial killer. This is the first book I've read by Fairstein, and she does an admirable job of running a decent sized cast that's both enjoyable, and easy to dive into without much background needed. The story is tight, and moves at a great pace, with some believable dialogue and great settings. I enjoyed her partner/friend Mike, the killer was suitably crazy, scary and had some memorable traits. I do feel like the ending was a bit too pat and that certain aspects were glossed over in the end, like what happened to the pub owners, and I think the summer heat wave, something that had a lot of potential as an atmosphere booster was given criminally short attention.

Overall, a pretty good read!


Now Reading - Spider Legs.... still.

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