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Night Watch (2012)

by Linda Fairstein

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Series: Alexandra Cooper Mysteries (14)

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France — NYC — Rest + NYC office — major murders — Rest business
Big investments — lots to do details — Coke Traffic — Rape of Housekeeper
(Molly + I saw Rembrandts Night Watch in Amsterdam — +ate a Rest Night Watch in Rembrandt Square

Forty-eight hours after Alexandra Cooper arrives in France to visit her boyfriend and famed restaurateur, Luc Rouget, her vacation in paradise is cut short when a young woman from the village is found murdered. The only evidence discovered on the body is one of Luc’s matchboxes promoting his new restaurant in New York. But before the investigation begins, Alex is summoned back to New York to handle a high profile case.
  christinejoseph | Oct 7, 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 |

I normally enjoy reading Linda Fairstein, but this one didn't do much for me.

There was a multiple story line: Alexandra's romance w/ Luc (the French 3 Star restaurateur); the murder of one of Luc's former employees, one of his newest employees & drugs; and an "allegedly" raped hotel maid by a well known wealthy Ivory Coast businessman.

The "allegedly" raped hotel maid turns out to be a liar, while Alexandra's rival (who was assigned the case prior to her returning from France and knows nothing of rape victim protocol) and his "girlfriend" (who he assigned to handle the victim) have botched the case.

Luc whose dream is to reopen his father's famous restaurant Lutec, has problems from his past, which he doesn't share w/ Alexandra. His business partners are a bit shady..... and then there is the discovery of the dead employees, drugs and Luc's former wife being an addict.

Somewhere, bones & skulls from the catacombs are placed at the front door of Luc's home, and there is a brief discussion from Jeopardy on the Night Watch by Rembrandt.

There was too much going on, too many distractions, and a few loose ends. ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
I look forward to new additions to the series but this was a big disappointment. Alex whined through the entire book. She was so annoying that I considered not finishing it. She has always been such a strong female character - I don't know why Fairstein wrote her personality this way in Night Watch. ( )
  cygnet81 | Jan 17, 2016 |
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iStockphoto/Thinksto…Cover image of skullssecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lee, WillCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rosenblat, BarbaraNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This is a ripped-from-the-headlines thriller that takes Alexandra Cooper into the dark underside of New York City's most storied restaurants and a murder case spanning continents. Forty-eight hours after Alexandra Cooper arrives in France to visit her boyfriend and famed restaurateur, Luc Rouget, her vacation in paradise is cut short when a young woman from the village is found murdered. The only evidence discovered on the body is one of Luc's matchboxes promoting his new restaurant in New York. But before the investigation begins, Alex is summoned back to New York to handle a high profile case. Mohammed Gil-Darsin, the distinguished and wealthy head of the World Economic Bureau, has been arrested and accused of attacking a maid in his hotel. As the world watches in fascination to see how the scandal will unfold, Alex finds her attention torn between preparing the alleged victim to testify and a murder case with ties too close to home. A second body is found with Luc's matchbox, this time in Brooklyn, and Alex begins to fear that the two cases may not be as unrelated as she thought, and that uncovering the sordid secrets of the city's most wealthy and powerful could cost her and her loved ones everything they hold dear.… (more)

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