Devil's Bridge

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Devil's Bridge

Alexandra Cooper

This is the seventeenth book in this series which follows sex crimes prosecutor Alexandra Cooper and two detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace. In this story the trio are investigating a murder when Alex suddenly disappears. It is quickly obvious she has become a victim of foul play and the two men pull out all the stops to get her back alive.

This story is unique in that is the first one that is told from Mike's point of view. All of the previous books in the series have had Alexandra as the storyteller. I thought this change worked well and I had no problem with the switch. As usual with this series the author incorporates a history of New York City's landmarks as the story is told. This is one of my favorite things about this series and was pleased to see it still a part of the plotline.

Overall though the book was just average to me. I have been reading this series for over 10 years now and in the past have anxiously awaited each new release. The previous two installments were just ok for me and I had hoped the change in narration would add some spice back to the series. It did not. The plot seemed drawn out and long and I really wasn't that interested in it. Who the bad guys were seemed pretty far fetched in my opinion and I didn't buy in to their motivation. If you're a fan of the series you may enjoy it but if you're new to this author I would recommend you try one of the earlier books in the series first.


Book Blurb for Devil's Bridge

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.

*Nelson DeMille


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2015 3.50