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Saturday, June 21, 2014
TERMINAL CITY by Linda Fairstein
A book by author Linda Fairstein is like getting two stories in one. She writes a suspenseful murder mystery in her latest release, TERMINAL CITY, but also includes a fascinating history of Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
Narrator Barbara Rosenblat once again brings protagonist Alexander ‘Alex’ Cooper to life, along with a cast of returning regulars and a nice mix of new characters. Rosenblat explores the wide range of emotions of the characters with her mannerism and cadence. Her interruption enhances the already intriguing story.
Grand Central Terminal is in the heart of New York City and is the center focus of Fairstein’s latest thriller. From the world’s largest Tiffany clock to hidden underground systems, Grand Central Terminal plays a major character in this action-packed mystery. Fairstein’s extensive research of the more than 100 year old terminal adds history and intrigue to the story. She gives listeners/readers the feel of the area through her vivid descriptions and eye for details.
A young woman’s naked body is found in the tower suite of the prestigious Waldorf Astoria. As the investigation heats up, Assistant DA Alex Cooper, along with Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, believe there’s more to the murder. Soon a second body is discovered and then a third. The only thing connecting the three is identical markings on the bodies and they appear to be leading the investigation to the Grand Central Terminal.
With a presidential visit scheduled within days, Alex and the detectives have to work fast to find the killer before more bodies turn up. They soon discover another world exists under the terminal and finding the killer may prove more dangerous than they imaged.
TERMINAL CITY is a fast moving thriller filled with suspense, intriguing characters, wonderful history, bits of humor and a touch of romance. Fairstein keeps listeners/readers on the edge of their seat with twists and turns in this adrenaline-fueled plot.
This is the 16th installment in the Alexander Cooper series, but can be listened to/read on its own. Returning fans will be delighted to catch up with favorite characters, while new readers won’t be left in the dark.
TERMINAL CITY provides a wonderful history lesson while also delivering nail-biting excitement for fans of masterfully written thrillers.
Terminal City by Linda Fairstein, Alex Cooper Novel #16, Performed by Barbara Rosenblat, Penguin Audio, @2014, ISBN: 978-1611762631, Unabridged, Downloadable Audio, Listening Time: 11 Hours and 33 Minutes
FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of thisaudio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’re having a delightful Saturday. May you find time to relax and enjoy a good book. Are you a fan of the Alex Cooper series? Do you like history woven into thrillers?
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