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Like her fictional counterpart, Fairstein is a Manhattan assistant district attorney in charge of a sex-crimes unit. As she did in Final Jeopardy and Likely to Die, Fairstein mires her somewhat unlikely heroine (a beautiful 35-year-old blond with an Ivy League education, a house in Martha's Vineyard, and an affection for betting on quiz shows at cop bars) in a wealth of procedural detail. The "cold hit" of the title, for example, refers to a computer match between DNA samples from a recent rape case with evidence from an older crime.
With her trusty cop sidekicks Mike Chapman (who eats everything in sight and drops wisecracks like they're crumbs) and Mercer Wallace (who is a big fellow and can take a bullet meant for Alex without flinching), Cooper is working on two major cases--a serial rapist who has suddenly decided to come out of hiding and a couple of murders linked to the nasty underground world of fine-art sales. But she also has time to give her fellow sex-crime prosecutors advice on how to handle everything from a man shooting video up women's skirts at a Star Trek convention to a guy who takes his love for racehorses well past the legal limits. Once again, Fairstein has produced a story whose entertainment value is very high. --Dick Adler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Stick with Phillip Margolin and John Grisham. Very boring. You will get tired of reading about what liquor the main character drinks and how cultured she is.... Read morePublished on July 29 2002 by "klinema"
I listened to Cold Hit from the abridged commercial audiobook, so I won't comment on the writing style, as what I heard may not be representative of the original written prose. Read morePublished on April 19 2002 by H.D. Jones
If you like reading about the wealthy, the painted arts and restaurants this books for you. It's more of a dinning
out in NY guide and what and where the filthy rich do and... Read more
Linda FairsteinÕs Cold Hit is authentic New York City like a slap in the face, or a boot in the behind. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2001 by Joe Bruno
What a find in Linda Fairstein! I read Final Jeopardy and enjoyed the book. (I picked it up because I am a "Jeopardy" fan.) I liked it, so I moved on to Likely to Die. Read morePublished on Oct. 18 2000 by Louise C. Stone
I was always a big fan of Patricia Cornwall, and her review on this book was enough to make me buy it. Read morePublished on Sept. 17 2000 by SAMANTHA J VAZQUEZ
the reality of politics and perceptions in law enforcement. sumptuous columbo-like setting of the nyc art world. Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2000 by "donatdeux"
I looked forward to the second novel by Linda Fairstein, featuring her heroine, A.D.A. Alexandra Cooper. But I'm afraid I won't be rushing out to look for the third. Read morePublished on June 19 2000 by Lewis Martin