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Lethal Legacy

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Lethal Legacy

District Attorney Alex Cooper has taken readers on pulse-pounding escapades in some of New York City’s most intriguing corners. Now the dazzling DA is embroiled in a murder investigation that leads to hallowed ground for book lovers: the majestic New York Public Library. Set in the world of sumptuous rare books --- and the obsessed collectors who are willing to pursue their trade at any cost --- Lethal Legacy is the story of a family embroiled in deadly rivalries over inherited literary treasures.


When Alex is called to the scene of an apparent assault, the victim refuses treatment and is tight-lipped with police. Before Alex can determine which side of the law Tina Barr is on, her attacker returns, and the case quickly escalates into a murder investigation. Barr was a master conservator of stunning printed works, but was she capable of forgery? Following a trail of priceless evidence, some of it hidden between the lavish covers of renowned books, Alex finds herself at the center of a true page-turner, unlocking buried history within the secret rooms of America’s most enticing library.


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Lethal Legacy
by Linda Fairstein

  • Publication Date: March 6, 2013
  • Paperback: pages
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • ISBN-10: B0073THKJU
  • ISBN-13: 9780307387783