Terminal City

A Novel
Fairstein, Linda A (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Terminal City

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With her newest Alexandra Cooper novel, Terminal City , New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein delivers another breakneck thriller that captures the essence of New York City--its glamour, its possibilities, and its endless capacity for darkness. Linda Fairstein is well-known for illuminating the dark histories in many of New York's forgotten corners--and sometimes in the city's most popular landmarks. In Terminal City , Fairstein turns her attention to one of New York's most iconic structures--Grand Central Terminal. From the world's largest Tiffany clock decorating the 42nd Street entrance to its spectacular main concourse, Grand Central has been a symbol of beauty and innovation in New York City for more than one hundred years. But "the world's loveliest station" is hiding more than just an underground train system. When the body of a young woman is found in the tower suite of the Waldorf Astoria--one of the most prestigious hotels in Manhattan--Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace find themselves hunting for an elusive killer whose only signature is carving a carefully drawn symbol into his victims' bodies, a symbol that bears a striking resemblance to train tracks. When a second body bearing the same bloody symbol is discovered in a deserted alleyway right next to the terminal building, all attention shifts to the iconic transportation hub, where the potential for a bigger attack weighs heavily on everyone's minds. With the President of the United States set to arrive for a United Nations meeting at the week's end, Alex and Mike must contend with Grand Central's expansive underground tunnels and century-old dark secrets--as well as their own changing relationship--to find a killer who appears to be cutting a deadly path straight to the heart of the city.
Authors: Fairstein, Linda A
Title: Terminal city
a novel
Publisher: New York, New York :, Dutton,, [2014]
Characteristics: 379 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Local Note: MDSN : 2014-01-08
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ISBN: 9780525953883
Statement of Responsibility: Linda Fairstein
Subject Headings: Cooper, Alexandra (Fictitious character) Fiction. Public prosecutors Fiction. Grand Central Terminal (New York, N.Y.) Fiction. Man-woman relationships Fiction. New York (N.Y.) Fiction.
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction.
Topical Term: Cooper, Alexandra (Fictitious character)
Public prosecutors
Man-woman relationships
LCCN: 2014015554
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I also found this book to be less than Ms. Fairstein's usual work. The plot was paper thin, the details about the terminal confusing unless you had actually seen it. The female protagonist is needy and whines all the way through. Very disappointed.

Aug 16, 2014
  • oisinn rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Pedestrian and mediocre writing.
The female protagonist is a smart 35ish prosecutor with at times the emotional maturity of a 16 year old.

This latest book, filled with more great New York history, really drew me in.
However, I was put off by the increased use of obscenities Linda Fairstein put in her characters mouths.
It puzzles me because her earlier books had a minimum of the language and they were quite engaging.
This makes me wonder if she listened to an editor to make her book more "authentic" or if she thought this would raise her credibility as a crime writer.

Jul 15, 2014
  • Ta2ati2d rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fairstein never disappoints. Between the rich history of NewYork City, the main characters being beautifully flawed, and original storylines within each addition of this series, these books always keep me riveted and hungry for more.

"A latest Alex Cooper thriller by the best-selling author of Death Angel finds the Assistant DA and detective Mike Chapman confronting Grand Central Terminal's dark secrets as well as their own changing relationship." Thrillers and Suspense July 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/2c47e9e5-d355-491f-87b1-c136ab375b01?postId=36471ee9-07d6-46ed-ba48-5fde3e03c300

Jul 07, 2014
  • Debbi_0 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Looking foward to the next one! Left me wanting to know what's going to happen with two main characters, will they or won't they finally get together?..and how will it affect the cases they work on?


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