Entombed (Alexandra Cooper, #7) Linda Fairstein

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Entombed (Alexandra Cooper, #7)  by  Linda Fairstein

Entombed (Alexandra Cooper, #7) by Linda Fairstein
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Workers demolishing a nineteenth-century brownstone where Poe once lived discover a human skeleton standing - entombed - behind a brick wall. When assistant district attorney and sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper hears about the case, itMoreWorkers demolishing a nineteenth-century brownstone where Poe once lived discover a human skeleton standing - entombed - behind a brick wall. When assistant district attorney and sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper hears about the case, it strikes her as a classic scene from Poes fiction...except that forensic evidence shows this young woman died within the last twenty-five years.

Meanwhile, Alex is furious at the news that an old nemesis may be preying on women once again on Manhattans exclusive Upper East Side. The Silk Stocking Rapist first struck four years ago, leaving a string of victims in his wake, then abruptly disappeared before Alex and the NYPD could identify him.

Now, with improved forensic technology and a national DNA data bank to draw from, a fresh attack may give Alex a new lease on many old crimes, just in time to beat the statute of limitations. But when a woman dies as a result of her injuries, Alexs search for justice for the rapists prior victims becomes a hunt for a killer as well. As Alex peels back the layers of the murdered womans past indiscretions, she finds more than one potential enemy and many intriguing connections between the Silk Stocking Rapist, his victims, and the haunting theme of revenge that pervades Poes stories.

The case takes Alex and detectives Mercer Wallace and Mike Chapman from a quiet college campus to the stunning, 250-acre forest that comprises the New York Botanical Gardens. There, an enigmatic librarian presides over the Raven Society, a secretive group devoted to the work of Poe. Could it be that their fascination with a writer famed for depicting bizarre and exquisitely planned murders goes well beyond scholarly interest?

In exploring the fabled writers tormented life for clues, Alex will cross paths with a cunning killer and face some of the greatest challenges of her career.



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