By: Linda Fairstein
I’d like to start with a brief service announcement to all of my fellow “thrill seekers” (fans of the the literary genre of thrillers): Please move to the nearest book store and pick up a copy of Terminal City by Linda Fairstein. OK now that we’ve taken care of that we can get down to business. Linda Fairstein sends readers deep underground in her new book centered around Grand Central Terminal, one of the most beautiful and historical sites in New York City. Your heart will be in your throat as down into the tunnels and under belly of the terminal go the female assistant district attorney Alexandra Cooper and the brave NYPD detectives. The hunt is on after a body is discovered high in the tower of the famous and posh Waldorf-Astoria hotel. When a second body is discovered, the president is on his way to town and Alex is being hunted by yet another deranged killer, the heat becomes almost stifling. Not your ordinary New York Attorney, Alex is known to get her hands dirty and follow the investigation through no matter what. Her nerve is put to the test when she finds herself in danger from multiple directions.
Terminal City is a high energy read that will have you burning through page after page. It is well written, thought through, chalked full of history and interesting facts about the city, and will grab your attention from start to finish. The characters are as colorful as the city and it’s iconic landmarks which proves how accomplished Fairstein is as an author. While the delivery might have been a joke, the message is not. Get yourself to your favorite bookstore and get your hands on a copy of Terminal City. I’ve read quite a few thrillers now, and reviewed many of them here on Black Dog Speaks. Linda Fairstein is up right up there with the biggest names in this genre and her book has earned itself a place of honor on my shelves. Reading about Alex “Coop” Cooper, it was not hard to feel like you were right there in the terminal with her, stumbling through the darkness in a frantic search for a dangerous and deranged killer. Terminal City is one great read and well worth your time.