"A great and believable police procedural"
When Professor Lola Dakota finally had enough of her
husband's abuse, she agreed to work with the New Jersey
District Attorney's office to put him behind bars. They
set up a sting operation using undercover police officers
masquerading as hitman. When they show Lola's husband Ivan
a videotape of them 'killing' her, he pays them their
fee. The police arrest him.
Unfortunately, later that day Lola's body is found in
the elevator shaft of her Manhattan apartment building.
The police declare it a homicide. Alex Cooper, New York's
assistant district attorney is handling this homicide in
conjunction with the police. With so many suspects and so
little hard evidence, Alex has to work doubly hard to solve
the case while avoid getting killed by some people who want
to see her dead.
THE DEADHOUSE shows how the district attorney's office
and the police department work closely together while
trying to find the perpetrator of a homicide. Familiar
characters from previous books in this series give the
audience a feeling of being reunited with dear and
cherished friends. Linda Fairstein is a talented writer
who sets up a story line with so many twists and red
herrings that the reader won't be able to rest until they
find out who the culprit is.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 21, 2001