Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Killer Heat by Linda Fairstein

New York District Attorney Alex "Coop" Cooper and homicide detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace investigate a string of murders in which young women are dumped in remote locations and the killer hasn't left a shred of genetic profile despite the sexual nature of the attacks.

The killer has the cops hunting former military bases where the dead are found and uses the same MO for each attack: the women's bodies are stripped of their uniforms and wrapped in old military blankets. Coop and Mike pursue a lead that puts local bartender Keirnan Dylan, son of the infamous Jimmy Dylan who had a connection to two of the murdered women, as their prime suspect. But, when a key informant comes forward about another potential suspect, the case is turned into a new direction.

As the investigation continues, bodies keep piling up with a fourth girl reported missing. Alex, Mike, and Mercer need to use what they know about the suspect's previous crimes to get to the missing woman before the killer does.

Killer Heat is the 10th book in the Alexandra Cooper series and is the perfect mix of suspense, mystery, and law. Law & Order fans like me are sure to find this series to their liking. Be on the lookout for the next installment, Lethal Legacy, which is set for release in February.

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