Terminal City

A Novel

Fairstein, Linda A.

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Terminal City
"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 Grand Central terminal building, all attention shifts to the iconic transportation hub, where the potential for a bigger attack weighs heavily on everyone's minds"--from publisher's description.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. :, Dutton,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780525953883
Characteristics: 379 pages :,24 cm


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Feb 28, 2015

I'm with Debbie O - WHEN are Alex and Mike FINALLY going to quit playing around and 'hook up', as they say these days?!
I enjoy the history, too, but some hot and heavy romance might wake up the series, which did lag a bit this time.

Oct 13, 2014

I have read all of Linda Fairsteins book. This one was disappointing, the plot mediocre and sometimes over the top. What I did appreciate was to learn more about NYC history.

Oct 03, 2014
  • BBurnett rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

not a great book. If I read a book by this author before, I don't remember, or it was a very long time ago. Didn't make me want to read more by her. The female DA was not very engaging. Her relationship with one of the NYPD homicide detectives kept intruding, but never really advanced the story.
Have to say, I have never been to New York City, either, and so can not picture this Grand Central Terminal, or the streets surrounding.

Sep 26, 2014
  • karcoldelharvic5 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed the history part, learned some things I never knew. Not her best, but a good read

Aug 25, 2014

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.

Jul 21, 2014

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.

Jul 13, 2014

"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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Nov 20, 2014
  • siammarino rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Fairstein may have been the former sex crimes investigator for the NYPD, but that does not make her a good writer. This story had so many characters, so many different cases, and so much technical lingo that I only made through 50 pages.


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