Terminal City : A Novel

Terminal City : A Novel

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Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper returns in the new breakneck thriller by the New York Times bestselling author of Death Angel who once again captures the essence of New York City--its glamour, its history, its possibilities, and its endless capacity for darkness.

Grand Central 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, Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman find themselves hunting for a killer whose only signature is a carefully drawn symbol carved into his victims' bodies, a symbol that bears a striking resemblance to train tracks.

After a second body is discovered in a terminal alleyway, attention shifts to the iconic transportation hub and the potential for a bigger attack. With the President of the United States set to arrive for a United Nations meeting, 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's cutting a deadly path straight to the heart of the city.
ISBN: 9780451417299
Branch Call Number: PBK MYS Fair


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Mar 20, 2018

This book was one of those finds that you locate on library shelves when you are hunting for something new to read. I was intrigued by the history aspect in a murder mystery. It was a good read, although I may have had my interest peaked enough that I may read another by Linda Fairstein. The characters seemed dynamic enough but there were flaws in the conclusion that you look forward at the conclusion of a mystery. Answers to the questions throughout the investigation were just remained unanswered left to the imagination to fill in. It seemed realistic almost to a fault to how a real murder investigation were to take place. A good read nonetheless.

Dec 18, 2017

Another 'can't put it down' from Linda Fairstein. I like the way she integrates the real New York with ingenious, fast moving plots. A great read.

Oct 03, 2015

Murder and a history of Grand Central. I wanted to skip work to finish the book so be careful when you commence reading. ( I went to work and finished book at end of day).

Apr 04, 2015

I normally love Fairsteins books, but this one is sub-par. The history part was good, but Alex is whiny, bitchy, and not at all like herself. Plus, they didn't handle the case well at all; there were many points they just missed, and were never even explained (how would the supposed murderer have gotten up into the Waldorf towers, and passed as someone who belonged there, or could get in there?)-- I'm wondering if someone else wrote the book, and doesn't properly know the character and case development. Lastly, I'm really not liking this Alex-and-Mike relationship. It doesn't make sense given the type of friendship they've had through the years (and books), is leading to Alex turning into a real flake, and will mean they can't work together as a team if they do get together. I hope that this does not happen and the books improve as a result

I love all of Linda Fairstein's books! I have learned a lot of history about New York city and especially would like to see Grand Central station after learning more about it. She writes in a way that makes you see it!

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.

bmjas 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

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.

karcoldelharvic5 Sep 26, 2014

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

Aug 16, 2014

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

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siammarino Nov 20, 2014

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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