Terminal City

Terminal City

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With her newest Alexandra Cooper novel, Terminal City, New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein delivers another breakneck thriller that captures the essence of New York City?its glamour, its possibilities, and its endless capacity for darkness.

Linda Fairstein is well-known for illuminating the dark histories in many of New York’s forgotten corners?and sometimes in the city’s most popular landmarks. In Terminal City, Fairstein turns her attention to one of New York's most iconic structures?Grand Central Terminal.

From the world’s largest Tiffany clock decorating the 42nd Street entrance to its spectacular main concourse, Grand Central has been a symbol of beauty and innovation in New York City for more than one hundred years. But ?the world’s loveliest station” is hiding more than just an underground train system. When the body of a young woman is found in the tower suite of the Waldorf Astoria?one of the most prestigious hotels in Manhattan?Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace find themselves hunting for an elusive killer whose only signature is carving a carefully drawn symbol into his victims’ bodies, a symbol that bears a striking resemblance to train tracks.

When a second body bearing the same bloody symbol is discovered in a deserted alleyway right next to the terminal building, all attention shifts to the iconic transportation hub, where the potential for a bigger attack weighs heavily on everyone’s minds. With the President of the United States set to arrive for a United Nations meeting at the week’s end, Alex and Mike must contend with Grand Central’s expansive underground tunnels and century-old dark secrets?as well as their own changing relationship?to find a killer who appears to be cutting a deadly path straight to the heart of the city.


Random House, Inc.
With her newest Alexandra Cooper novel, Terminal City, New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein delivers another breakneck thriller that captures the essence of New York City—its glamour, its possibilities, and its endless capacity for darkness.

Linda Fairstein is well-known for illuminating the dark histories in many of New York’s forgotten corners—and sometimes in the city’s most popular landmarks. InTerminal City, Fairstein turns her attention to one of New York's most iconic structures—Grand Central Terminal.

From the world’s largest Tiffany clock decorating the 42nd Street entrance to its spectacular main concourse, Grand Central has been a symbol of beauty and innovation in New York City for more than one hundred years. But “the world’s loveliest station” is hiding more than just an underground train system. When the body of a young woman is found in the tower suite of the Waldorf Astoria—one of the most prestigious hotels in Manhattan—Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace find themselves hunting for an elusive killer whose only signature is carving a carefully drawn symbol into his victims’ bodies, a symbol that bears a striking resemblance to train tracks.

When a second body bearing the same bloody symbol is discovered in a deserted alleyway right next to the terminal building, all attention shifts to the iconic transportation hub, where the potential for a bigger attack weighs heavily on everyone’s minds. With the President of the United States set to arrive for a United Nations meeting at the week’s end, Alex and Mike must contend with Grand Central’s expansive underground tunnels and century-old dark secrets—as well as their own changing relationship—to find a killer who appears to be cutting a deadly path straight to the heart of the city.

Baker & Taylor
A latest Alex Cooper thriller by the best-selling author of Death Angel finds the Assistant DA and detective Mike Chapman confronting Grand Central Terminal's dark secrets as well as their own changing relationship.

Baker
& Taylor

Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and detective Mike Chapman confront Grand Central Terminal's dark secrets as well as their own changing relationship.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780525953883
Branch Call Number: FIC Fairs
Characteristics: 379 pages : map ; 24 cm

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Doris527
Oct 03, 2015

Murder and a history of Grand Central. I wanted to skip work to finish the book so be careful when you commence reading. ( I went to work and finished book at end of day).

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ATR50
Apr 04, 2015

I normally love Fairsteins books, but this one is sub-par. The history part was good, but Alex is whiny, bitchy, and not at all like herself. Plus, they didn't handle the case well at all; there were many points they just missed, and were never even explained (how would the supposed murderer have gotten up into the Waldorf towers, and passed as someone who belonged there, or could get in there?)-- I'm wondering if someone else wrote the book, and doesn't properly know the character and case development. Lastly, I'm really not liking this Alex-and-Mike relationship. It doesn't make sense given the type of friendship they've had through the years (and books), is leading to Alex turning into a real flake, and will mean they can't work together as a team if they do get together. I hope that this does not happen and the books improve as a result

I love all of Linda Fairstein's books! I have learned a lot of history about New York city and especially would like to see Grand Central station after learning more about it. She writes in a way that makes you see it!

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CharP
Feb 28, 2015

I'm with Debbie O - WHEN are Alex and Mike FINALLY going to quit playing around and 'hook up', as they say these days?!
I enjoy the history, too, but some hot and heavy romance might wake up the series, which did lag a bit this time.

bmjas Oct 13, 2014

I have read all of Linda Fairsteins book. This one was disappointing, the plot mediocre and sometimes over the top. What I did appreciate was to learn more about NYC history.

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BBurnett
Oct 03, 2014

not a great book. If I read a book by this author before, I don't remember, or it was a very long time ago. Didn't make me want to read more by her. The female DA was not very engaging. Her relationship with one of the NYPD homicide detectives kept intruding, but never really advanced the story.
Have to say, I have never been to New York City, either, and so can not picture this Grand Central Terminal, or the streets surrounding.

karcoldelharvic5 Sep 26, 2014

I enjoyed the history part, learned some things I never knew. Not her best, but a good read

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oisinn
Aug 16, 2014

Pedestrian and mediocre writing.
The female protagonist is a smart 35ish prosecutor with at times the emotional maturity of a 16 year old.

franceonisland Jul 21, 2014

This latest book, filled with more great New York history, really drew me in.
However, I was put off by the increased use of obscenities Linda Fairstein put in her characters mouths.
It puzzles me because her earlier books had a minimum of the language and they were quite engaging.
This makes me wonder if she listened to an editor to make her book more "authentic" or if she thought this would raise her credibility as a crime writer.

Ta2ati2d Jul 15, 2014

Fairstein never disappoints. Between the rich history of NewYork City, the main characters being beautifully flawed, and original storylines within each addition of this series, these books always keep me riveted and hungry for more.

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siammarino Nov 20, 2014

Fairstein may have been the former sex crimes investigator for the NYPD, but that does not make her a good writer. This story had so many characters, so many different cases, and so much technical lingo that I only made through 50 pages.

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