Devil's BridgeDevil’s Bridge by Linda Fairstein is the 17th book in the “Alexandra Cooper” thriller series. Publisher: Dutton, August 2015

In her seventeenth Alexandra Cooper thriller, New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein takes readers where they have never been before: Inside the mind of NYPD Detective Mike Chapman.

The Manhattan waterfront is one of New York City’s most magnificent vistas, boasting both the majestic Statue of Liberty and the George Washington Bridge, the world’s busiest span for motor vehicles. But in Devil’s Bridge, Detective Mike Chapman will discover the peril that lurks along this seemingly benign expanse as he takes on his most personal case yet: the disappearance of Alex Cooper.

Coop’s sudden disappearance is fraught with terrifying complications: scores of enemies she has made after a decade of putting criminals behind bars; a recent security breach with dangerous repercussions; and a new intimacy in her relationship with Mike, causing the Police Commissioner himself to be wary of the methods Mike will use to get Coop back. . . if he can.

Once again, Linda Fairstein proves why she is “one of the best crime fiction writers in America today”* with her most intense Alexandra Cooper novel yet.

WOW. The action never stops in the fast-paced drama as told from the perspectives of Mike Chapman. When Alex is kidnapped the gang pulls out all the stop to find her and we finally learn how Mike really feels. This book taunted me with so much suspense and intrigue that I did not want to put this book down because I needed to know will he or won’t he. What enhance the telling of this story was I had no idea what was happening to Alex. I had to rely on Mike and his action to bring her home. The author did a brilliant job in, once again, populating this story with the history of New York landmarks (which I love). The telling of this story had my heart palpating wrapped around the emotions of Mike Chapman and this case. This is the best one yet in this riveting drama and I can’t wait to see where we go next with Mike, Alex and the gang.

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