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Lethal Legacy (2009) [Novel]
by Linda Fairstein Rating: Weighted - 6.8 / Average - 6.5 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Alexandra Cooper

Summary (From the publisher):

When Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper is summoned to Tina Barr's apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side, she finds a neighbor convinced that the young woman was assaulted. But the terrified victim, a conservator of rare books and maps, refuses to cooperate with investigators. Then another woman is found murdered in that same apartment with an extremely valuable book, believed to have been stolen. As Alex pursues the murderer, she is drawn into the strange and privileged world of the Hunt family, major benefactors of the New York Public Library and passionate rare book collectors.

Eventually Alex connects their internal family rivalries to a priceless edition of Alice in Wonderland, which also contains the world's oldest map. Would one of the well-bred Hunts be willing to kill for the treasures? The search for the answer takes Alex and her team on a breathtaking chase from Manhattan's grandest apartments to the secret tunnels and chambers of the New York Public Library, and finally to a nineteenth-century underground vault. There, in the pitch-black darkness, Alex comes face-to-face with the killer who values money more than life.

Original title: Lethal Legacy
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryCrime/Caper
FictionCrime and MysteryLegal Thriller

Edition #1: Lethal Legacy

Lethal Legacy (2009)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "One of the best crime writers in fiction today." Nelson DeMille
  • "Alexandra Cooper, like her creator Linda Fairstein, is a force to contend with: smart, tough, and literate to boot." Sue Grafton
  • "A champion teller of detective tales." USA Today
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Manifested in:

Lethal Legacy (January 2009)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 9780385523998
Pages: 384

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Lethal Legacy (2009)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: UK
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
ISBN: 9780751540338
Pages: 404

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