Blood Oath



Blood OathAlex Cooper Takes On The Case Of A Young Woman Who Testified Years Earlier At A Landmark Federal Trial And Now Reveals That She Was Sexually Assaulted By A Prominent Law Enforcement Official During That Time As The Case Grows Complex, Alex, Along With NYPD Detectives Mike Chapman And Mercer Wallace, Find Themselves In Uncharted Territory Within Manhattan S Rockefeller University, A Research Institute Born Of Tragedy That Has Evolved Into A Premier Scientific Facility, Hospital, And Cornerstone Of Higher Learning But When Dark Secrets Of The Century Old Institution Intersect With Life Threatening Events, The Experience May Just Help Determine Whether Alex Will Keep Her Job, Or Throw Her Hat In The Ring To Become The Next District Attorney Of New York County If She Can Survive That Long

Linda Fairstein born 1947 is one of America s foremost legal experts on crimes of violence against women and children She served as head of the sex crimes unit of the Manhattan District Attorney s office from 1976 until 2002 and is the author of a series of novels featuring Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper Like Fairstein, Alex Coop Cooper is in charge of the Special Victims Unit of the Office She works closely with NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace The 17th book in her best selling series DEVIL S BRIDGE launches in paperback in June, 2016 The 18th novel KILLER LOOK debuts on July 26th.This year, Fairstein will debut a new series for Middle Grade readers 8 12 years old Her kid sleuth, Devlin Quick, appears in INTO THE LION S DEN in November, 2016 The series is an homage to Nancy Drew, whose books inspired Linda s two careers in crime fiction and in the law.Ms Fairstein is an honors graduate of Vassar College 1969 and the University of Virginia School of Law 1972 She joined the Manhattan District Attorney s office in 1972 as an Assistant District Attorney She was promoted to the head of the sex crimes unit in 1976 During her tenure, she prosecuted several highly publicized cases, including the Preppy Murder case against Robert Chambers in 1986.Linda Fairstein left the District Attorney s office in 2002, and has continued to consult, write, lecture and serve as a sex crimes expert for a wide variety of print and television media outlets, including the major networks, CNN, MSNBC among others Ms Fairstein is often called to provide her opinion on high profile prosecutions including Michael Jackson s molestation charges in 2004, Kobe Bryant s sexual assault charges, and Scott Peterson s trial She is also a frequent speaker on issues surrounding domestic abuse.Ms Fairstein lives in Manhattan and on Martha s Vineyard with her husband, Michael Goldberg Her novels draw on Ms Fairstein s legal expertise as well as her knowledge of and affection for the rich history of the city of New York.Series Alexandra Cooper Mystery

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  • 400 pages
  • Blood Oath
  • Linda Fairstein
  • 10 September 2019

10 thoughts on “Blood Oath

  1. Funda Demir says:

    CAN ALL MY FRIENDS PLEASE SEE AND LIKE THIS Please do not read or support anything under her name This woman tortured and convicted 5 innocent men over a crime they did not commit PIECE OF SHIT whentheyseeus If you want to learnplease watch when they see us on Netflix or research the Central Park 5 jogger case.

  2. Darlene says:

    Blood oath Definition A solemn promise to keep an agreement using each party s sense of honor or reputation to uphold the deal In the past, a blood oath required that each party make a small cut in the right hand and actually mix blood as they shook hands I have been reading and enjoying the Alexandra Cooper mystery series by Linda Fairstein for years The latest installment the 20th in the series, Blood Oath , picks up several months after the last book Deadfall ends Alex Cooper, w Blood oath Definition A solemn promise to keep an agreement using each party s sense of honor or reputation to uphold the deal In the past, a blood oath required that each party make a small cut in the right hand and actually mix blood as they shook hands I have been reading and enjoying the Alexandra Cooper mystery series by Linda Fairstein for years The latest installment the 20th in the series, Blood Oath , picks up several months after the last book Deadfall ends Alex Cooper, who is a Manhattan Assistant District Attorney in the Sex Crimes Unit, is finally returning to work after a rough few months. rough personally and professionally Feeling rested and anxious to get back to work, Alex is immediately thrown into a difficult and high profile case, on that of course, has political implications Waiting in her office is a 24 year old woman names Lucy Jenner, who, after a great deal of encouragement and prodding from Alex, shares a shocking story one of sexual abuse and assault dating back to when she was a teenager nearly ten years before The person Lucy accused of perpetrating these crimes is someone Alex knows well a collegaue and prominent attorney with political aspirations And adding to the credibility of her story, Lucy displays a scar on the palm of her right hand which she explains is the result of a blood oath her rapist cajoled her into entering with him Although Lucy had a troubled background and Alex had been warned that she could be manipulative and less than truthful, Alex believed Lucy s story of sexual abuse and assault and was determined to prosecute the case But she also knew she would have to proceed with caution to build a case against the politically well connected sexual predator No s nner had Alex begun her investigation into Lucy s claims. along with her usual partners, Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace when she was pulled into yet another disturbing case, this one farpersonal Colleague and friend, Francie Fain, had collapesed on the street, suffering a seizure and falling into a coma Shocked by her friend s sudden, unexplainable medical emergency, Alex was evenstartled to discover that France s collapse had been brought on by a poison which had recently been classified as a possible weapon of mass destruction Alex was bewildered who would have wanted to kill her friend And how would the killer have gotten his her hands on such a poison I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery Linda Fairstein expertly creates layers of secrets in each of the cases in this book Slowly, as Alex Mike and Mercer uncover these secrets, what emerges is the clever weaving together of the facts of both cases, creating a link which I had not seen nor predicted The two seemingly unrelated cases in this book become inextricably linked Another aspect of this novel that I enjoyed is actually a hallmark of all of the mysteries in Linda Fairstein s series In each of the novels, she introduces a particular historical or cultural landmark which is part of the New York City landscape and uses this landmark as a backdrop for the story she creates In Blood Oath , Ms Fairstein introduces Rockefeller University, which used to be known as the Rockefeller Institute The Rockefeller Institute was founded in 1901 by John D Rockefeller after the death of his grandson from scarlet fever It was America s first biomedical institute and today is the center for biological and medical scientific research In this story, Rockefeller Institute is the setting for the suspenseful nd dangerous climax in the novel it is the place where Alex finally puts the pieces of the puzzle together and comes face to face with the killer I would read the Alex Cooper series just for the simple enjoyment of the settings that are created but I found this particular installment suspenseful and satisfying I listened to the audiobook version of this story and the narration was performed by Barbara Rosenblat

  3. Raquel Bruce says:

    This woman is a disgusting pig She is trash, her books are trash What she did to those boys was pure evil She is a liar, a cheat and a thief She stole the childhoods of 5 boys because she s a racist She should be ashamed of herself Linda Fairstein put 5 innocent children in prison because they were black and she thought she was above the law Their lives did not matter to her She is a sorry excuse for a human being and no one should buy her stupid books She came to fame on the broken liv This woman is a disgusting pig She is trash, her books are trash What she did to those boys was pure evil She is a liar, a cheat and a thief She stole the childhoods of 5 boys because she s a racist She should be ashamed of herself Linda Fairstein put 5 innocent children in prison because they were black and she thought she was above the law Their lives did not matter to her She is a sorry excuse for a human being and no one should buy her stupid books She came to fame on the broken lives of 5 black boys and their families Shame on you Linda Centralpark5

  4. Lisa Jordan says:

    The only time I ve ever left a review for an author instead of a book, but I would not support her financially or with my time by purchasing and reading a copy.If you don t know who this author is, go watch When they see us on Netflix and then come back here Or google Central Park Five and her involvement in that case.We, as readers, have the power to choose which writers we give our money to.

  5. Laura/Mystery in Minutes says:

    Confidently written and utterly engaging, Blood Oath is number twenty in Linda Fairstein s Alexandra Cooper, legal thriller series, but it is my first book by this author, and can certainly be read as a standalone An honest to goodness page turner, especially if you, like so many right now, are interested in the procedure involved in bringing a criminal case to trial in the United States, press pause on the news, and make Blood Oath your next weekend read Blood Oath features Alexandra Coop Confidently written and utterly engaging, Blood Oath is number twenty in Linda Fairstein s Alexandra Cooper, legal thriller series, but it is my first book by this author, and can certainly be read as a standalone An honest to goodness page turner, especially if you, like so many right now, are interested in the procedure involved in bringing a criminal case to trial in the United States, press pause on the news, and make Blood Oath your next weekend read Blood Oath features Alexandra Coop Cooper, a thirty eight year old, Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan who has run the Special Victims Bureau, overseeing and prosecuting sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and related murder cases forthan ten years Alex is smart, likable, and filled with moxie like the author herself, Alexandra Cooper is a strong victim and survivor advocate, and has dedicated her professional life to seeking justice in the courts for victims of intimate violence When twenty four year old Lucy Jenner is brought to Coop s office, Lucy doesn t know, at first, if she can trust Alexandra Cooper Ten years earlier, when Lucy was a critical witness in a federal murder trial and only fourteen years old, she experienced something at the hands of someone she trusted, and was not taken seriously when she tried to report it But she hadn t met Alex Cooper, who is now listening to Lucy Alex is assisted in her search for the truth about what happened to Lucy all those years ago by her trusted paralegal, Maxine, and legal secretary, Laura, her SVU colleague and friend, detective Mercer Wallace, as well as fan favorite, Mike Chapman, a hard boiled talking detective with Manhattan North s elite Homicide Squad, who also just happens to be Alex s boyfriend.From what I ve read about this series, Ms Fairstein always includes edifying information about architectural and cultural landmarks in New York Blood Oath is no exception, and learning about old New York, Italian restaurant, Forlini s, and its proximity to the courthouse, The Tombs the city prison , and the Bridge of Sighs pictured on the book cover that connects the courthouse and the prison gives this novel an intellectually stimulating quality, while never losing its suspense factor Esteemed New York City, medical research facility, Rockefeller University, becomes part of the story when a defense attorney friend of Alex s appears to be suddenly struck by a mysterious and severe medical condition While some readers may find the ultimate reason for this condition to stretch plausibility only a bit, Ms Fairstein must be commended for managing multiple, interweaving plot lines seamlessly The dark, narrow, crumbling tunnels underneath the original, historic campus of Rock U which actually exist feature in some of the book s most gripping, breath holding scenes If you ve been following Mystery in Minutes, you are probably familiar with my most frequently reviewed psychological suspense and police procedural subgenres Well.say hello to a new favorite subgenre of mine There is nothing quite like venturing into a genre or subgenre that you don t often partake of to recharge your reader batteries Legal thriller, Blood Oath, incorporates timely topics, such as the MeToo movement, without being preachy or partisan, making it an of the moment, yet very entertaining crime fiction read that I dare you to put down, once started I m already looking forward to reading about Alexandra Cooper s next case 4.75 5 Stars

  6. Linda Strong says:

    This is one of my favorite authors and one of my favorite series I ve been following her and reading her since 1996 with the arrival of the very first Alexandra Cooper sighting.Alexandra is back after taking off several months following the murder of her boss First day back and she s thrown right in the middle of a case that I could see as headline news today.A young woman has come forward to claim she was assaulted 10 years ago when she was just 14 years old The name of her attacker come This is one of my favorite authors and one of my favorite series I ve been following her and reading her since 1996 with the arrival of the very first Alexandra Cooper sighting.Alexandra is back after taking off several months following the murder of her boss First day back and she s thrown right in the middle of a case that I could see as headline news today.A young woman has come forward to claim she was assaulted 10 years ago when she was just 14 years old The name of her attacker comes as a huge surprise to Alex and it s going to take some maneuvering to get this case to court.She s also dealing with one of the court judges who has warned Alex that he is divorcing his wife Alex wants no part of this as she doesn t even like the judge But a different story is presented when the judge s wife calls Alex with details.And then there the death of Frannie Fain a colleague who sits on the other side of the courtroom, but is a good friend nevertheless She is found outside on the street, convulsing There s lot of secrecy involving the way she was killed.And when these cases collide, Alexandra, along with her lover NYPD Detectives Mike Chapman, and Mercer Wallace, one of her best friends, find themselves embroiled in secrets and lies some of which somebody will kill to keep them from seeing the light of day.There is so much about this book and this series that I really enjoy History trivia is present and accounted for The three of them love to play JEOPARDY and generally stop wherever they are to watch on TV and make their own wagers I really like how Alex and Mike s relationship has evolved over the years I thought they d never get to this point Although 20th in this series it can be read as a stand alone but this is one series that would be so worthwhile starting at the very beginning.Many thanks to the author PENGUIN GROUP Dutton Netgalley for the advanced digital copy of this crime fiction Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own

  7. Princess says:

    Horrible book by a horrible women that got innocent kids sentenced for a crime they didn t do

  8. Kelvin says:

    Dont waste your time on this author she know what she did can t believe she made money off writing fictional books while 5 boys lost decades of their life because of a real life fictional story Smh

  9. Alexis Nicole says:

    Plot twist Linda Fairstein knowingly and willingly jailed 5 kids of color for a crime they did not commit It took 14 years to fully exonerate the kids, known as the Central Park 5, but DNA proved they were innocent andimportantly, the real perpetrator confessed Did that change anything Nope She still tried to twist the story to fit her narrative, smh

  10. Whentheyseeus says:

    Time to get LindaFairstein ignorant ass out of here too A pompous racist and a callous, soulless, moral compass lacking manipulator of justice How dare you write crime novels when you have knowingly committed a crime and lied in the court of law You are pathetic karma will meet you despite how you think you are invincible WhenTheySeeUs we see you Time to get LindaFairstein ignorant ass out of here too A pompous racist and a callous, soulless, moral compass lacking manipulator of justice How dare you write crime novels when you have knowingly committed a crime and lied in the court of law You are pathetic karma will meet you despite how you think you are invincible WhenTheySeeUs we see you

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