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good suspense novel @ underground NYC — Sandhogs / whole city under 60 stories

Defendant Brendan Quillian, a prominent young businessman, is charged with the brutal strangulation of his beautiful young wife, Amanda. His conviction is not a certainty: Quillian was conveniently out of town on the day of the killing, and he has hired a formidable defense attorney who seems one step ahead of Cooper as the trial opens. But with the help of detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, she is confident she can prove Quillian paid a hit man to commit the crime.Halfway through the trial, a major catastrophe alters the course of Alex's case. A cataclysmic ex-plosion rips through New York City's Water Tunnel #3, a spectacular feat of modern engineering that will be completed years in the future. Carved through bedrock six hundred feet underground, the tunnel will replace a vital artery in the city's rapidly deteriorating water supply system. Was the blast caused by terrorism? Political retribution? Or was it merely an accident? Cooper is quickly drawn into the trag-edy when she discovers a strange connection linking Brendan Quillian to the tunnel workers killed in the explosion.
  christinejoseph | Jan 1, 2017 |
This woman railroaded The Central Park Five and she is just able to walk away and have a successful career as an author (I use that term loosely)? She also will delete anything you post on her FB page asking about her part in this outrageous miscarriage of justice. Reader beware. ( )
  Maureen_McCombs | Aug 19, 2016 |
some of the plot was a little unbelievable ( )
  Claudia.Anderson | Feb 7, 2016 |
This book is one I didn't finish. Got to page 100, but apparently this is not the right book in the right time for me.
Instead of giving it another try I've decided to send it on.
  BoekenTrol71 | Jan 24, 2016 |
Enjoyable mystery. The information on Sandhogs was new to me. ( )
  nx74defiant | Jan 23, 2016 |
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The voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground...
~ Genesis 4:10
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For Hilary Hale
Whose loyalty, encouragement and editorial gift
have taken Alex Cooper around the world
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I was alone in the courtroom, sitting at counsel's table with a single slim folder opened before me.
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Alexandra Cooper has a tough case to prosecute. Businessman Brendan Quillan has been charged with hiring an assassin to kill his wife, but the evidence is flimsy. Then an explosion kills Quillan's construction worker brother. The blast isn't a terrorist act, nor is it an accident, but it looks as though Duke Quillan was the target. None of the investigating team had any idea that Brendan had a brother, never mind one so far on the other side of the tracks. Alex soon discovers that Quillan's upbringing is very different from what she'd first assumed, and in the cupboard of his estranged family there are many skeletons...This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60 per cent of the author's work and as low as 30 per cent with characters and plotlines removed.

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In the middle of a trial involving a businessman charged with murdering his wife, Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper is summoned to investigate an explosion of unknown origin 600 feet below street level when it is traced back to her case.

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