Silent Mercy

Silent Mercy

Book - 2011
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Penguin Putnam
New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein is at her explosive best as she plunges into the byzantine world of New York City’s most powerful and sacred institutions—and unearths the most sinister of secrets…

Prosecutor Alexandra Cooper has been called to a Harlem Baptist Church, where a woman has been decapitated and set on fire on the church steps—with the imprint of a Star of David necklace seared into her flesh. Then a second body is found at a cathedral in Little Italy. Alex is blind to the sick and inconceivable motives feeding a particularly vicious serial killer—until she mines the depths of the city’s vast and serpentine religious history.

What Alex follows is a dangerous path that takes her far beyond the scope of her investigation, and directly into the path of a frightening and inescapable truth.

Baker & Taylor
Investigating the murders of two women whose bodies were left in houses of worship, prosecutor Alexandra Cooper rules out initial suspicions about hate crimes and begins a race against time to prevent further killings.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2011
ISBN: 9780451413154
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY FAI
Characteristics: 387 p. :,map ;,24 cm.


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Jul 20, 2017

please hold until tuesday the 25th

Sep 23, 2015

Good reading almost to the point of staying up late to finish it. \plus you get a history of early New York churches.

Jan 21, 2012

Great series.

debwalker Feb 02, 2011

13th caper for Alex Cooper, diving deep into the byzantine, sinister world of Manhattan's powerful religious institutions.

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