2007: #41 – Final Jeopardy (Linda Fairstein)

Book #41 was Final Jeopardy, the first book in Linda Fairstein’s Alex Cooper series. The back of the book reads:

Alexandra Cooper, Manhattan’s top sex crimes prosecutor, awakens one morning to shoking news: a tabloid headline announcing her own brutal murder. But the actual victim was Isabella Lascar, the Hollywood film star who sought refuge at Alex’s Martha’s Vineyard retreat. Was Isabella targeted by a stalker or — mistaken for Alex — was she in the wrong place at the wrong time? In an investigation that twists from the back alleys of lower Manhattan to the chic salons of the Upper East Side. Alex knows she’sin final jeopardy…and time is running out. She has to get into the killer’s head before the killer gets to her.

I’ve read a couple of the later books in this series, so it was nice to go back to the beginning. Some of the twists I guessed, some I didn’t. I did find myself skimming through some of the stories of cases past. I’m not sure what their purpose was, except to fill space. They didn’t tell me a whole lot about the characters or the current story.

Page count: 278 | Word count: 109,896

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