Bad Blood : An Alexandra Cooper Novel

  • by Linda Fairstein
  • Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
  • Series: An Alexandra Cooper Novel
  • 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Assistant D.A. Alexandra Cooper is deeply involved in a complicated, high-profile homicide case against defendant Brendan Quillian, a prominent young businessman charged with the brutal strangulation of his beautiful young wife. His conviction is not a certainty: Quillian was conveniently out of town on the day of the killing, and his defense attorney seems to be one step ahead of Cooper's effort to prove Quillian paid a hit man to commit the crime.
Halfway through the trial, a major catastrophe alters the course of Cooper's case. A cataclysmic explosion rips through New York City's Water Tunnel #3, a spectacular feat of modern engineering that will be completed years in the future. Was the blast caused by terrorism? Political retribution? Or was it merely an accident? Cooper is quickly drawn into the tragedy when she discovers a strange connection linking Brendan Quillian to the tunnel workers killed in the explosion.
Told with Linda Fairstein's trademark blend of brilliant detective work, cutting-edge forensics, and electrifying courtroom drama, Bad Blood is packed with the twists and turns that never fail to thrill her legions of devoted fans.

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What the Critics Say

"Fairstein tells it like it is." (Michael Connelly)
"A champion teller of detective tales." (USA Today)
"Fairstein really knows what she's writing about." (James Patterson)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

too many complications!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I'd recommend it with a caveat: it's a good read/listen IF one enjoys lots of complications, especially within the final hour of the book.


What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I was able to follow the complicated plot until the final hour, or so, when far too many people and events took place.


Which scene was your favorite?

Hard to label just one as a favorite - I like the interplay between Mercer and Cooper. He's an incredibly wonderful character, whom I wish I could know in real life!! Probably the most surprising and dramatic scene was the one that took place in the courtroom that had one of the characters snatching a loaded gun and using it.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes because of the numerous twists and turns.


Any additional comments?

I think Barbara Rosenblatt could read a phone book and have my rapt attention - she is definitely among the best narrators. Anything she reads is worth listening to !

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- Ms. Lucy

Great start then not so good

The opening chapter is worth the cost of Bad Blood. The later technical discussions of getting fresh water into Manhattan is informative and entertaining. The discussions of DNA are very informative. The story itself becomes boring. Overall, this book has significant interest and value despite the weak story. 3 Stars for narration is being kind.
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- Wayne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-19-2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio