Another authentic, spine-tingling thriller from the woman who has been there herself.
New York City politics have always been filled with intrigue and shady deals. Assistant DA Alex Cooper and her NYPD colleagues find themselves investigating a shipwreck involving human cargo - illegally trafficked immigrants - at the same time a sex scandal threatens the career of a promising young congressman.
When Alex discovers that a young woman who died in the wreck and the congressman's murdered lover have the same tattoo - the brand of the mastermind behind the trafficking operation - she realizes that the city's entire political landscape hangs in the balance.
'A tight story with a lot of curves and turns...Linda's books always make me want to take walking tours of New York - Bookreporter.com
A top-notch plot and realistic situations make Hell Gate a first-class tale - Sun-Sentinel
Thrills, gossip, sex, history, self-righteous indignation and hints of parallel to the contemporary rich and famous, all whipped to a fine frenzy. Fairstein's most powerful cocktail since Entombed - Kirkus
Grabs readers at page one and doesn't let go until the breathtaking climax - Library Journal
Linda Fairstein is a former prosecutor and one of America's foremost legal experts on crimes of violence against women and children. For three decades she served in the office of the New York County District Attorney, where she was Chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit.
In 2010 she was the recipient of the Silver Bullet Award from the International Thriller Writers association. Her Alexandra Cooper novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have debuted on the Sunday Times and the New York Times bestseller lists, among others. She lives in Manhattan and on Martha's Vineyard.