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"The plot of an Alafair Burke thriller doesn't just rip from the headlines. She's one step ahead of them. 212 scares you and keeps you turning the pages into the wee hours."
--Harlan Coben

"Burke has created a strong female protagonist in the tradition of Sara Paretsky's V.I. Warshawski and Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone.... Utterly authentic."
--Boston Globe

212 is acclaimed author--and former deputy district attorney--Alafair Burke's gripping thriller featuring hip, Manhattan-based detective Ellie Hatcher. Fans of Lisa Gardner, Sandra Brown, Karin Slaughter, Harlan Coben, Sue Grafton, and PJ Tracy will find it hard to put 212 down until the very last page.

Author Notes

Alafair Burke graduated from Reed College and Stanford Law School. After graduating, she became a Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon where she worked as a trial lawyer prosecuting domestic violence offenses and as a liaison to the police department. After five years of working at the District Attorney's Office, she decided to start writing. Her first novel, Judgment Calls, was published in 2003. Her other works include Long Gone, If You Were Here, The Ex, A Samantha Kincaid Mystery series, the Ellie Hatcher series, and the Under Suspicion series written with Mary Higgins Clark. She currently teaches criminal law and procedure at Hofstra Law School.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

When a bodyguard is killed in the Manhattan penthouse owned by his billionaire boss, Sam Sparks, the case gets under Detective Ellie Hatcher's skin. But she has to set aside this unsolved crime and her suspicions of Sparks, which land her a contempt charge and a night in jail to investigate the murder of an NYU coed, who was being harassed online, and her roommate. Then a real-estate agent who moonlights as a call girl is found murdered after being tortured in a first-class hotel, and Hatcher and partner J. J. Rogan find a common thread in what seem unrelated cases. In the third in the Ellie Hatcher series (after Dead Connection, 2007, and Angel's Tip, 2008), Burke skillfully portrays her protagonist's relationships with victims' families and persons of interest; with her partner; with her female boss, Liuetentant Robin Tucker; and, especially with ADA Max Donovan, whose love provides her only respite from the work with which she's obsessed. Up-to-the-minute, action-packed crime fiction from the daughter of James Lee Burke.--Leber, Michele Copyright 2010 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Burke's third white-knuckle thriller finds NYPD Det. Ellie Hatcher (after Angel's Tip) and her partner, J.J. Rogan, investigating the murder of NYU student Megan Gunther, who's the target of threatening posts on a college gossip Web site. The death of bodyguard Robert "Robo" Mancini, whose bullet-ridden corpse turns up in a swanky new building, the 212, built by Sam Sparks, the high-powered Manhattan real-estate developer Robo worked for, ups the ante. When Sam makes it clear that the police won't have access to any company records, Ellie's interest is piqued. As she and J.J. try to piece together Megan's life, they discover a link between the student and a recently murdered real estate agent. With her usual tenacity, Ellie pursues leads that put both her career and her life at risk. Burke expertly weaves real-life headlines into her plot-particularly the Craig's List Killer and the slew of recent political scandals-without ever sacrificing originality. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

This is Burke's (www.alafairburke.com) third thriller to feature NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher, following Angel's Tip (2008), also available from Recorded Books and read by actress Eliza Foss (www.elizafoss.com). Incorporating references to current-day headlines and the issue of Internet anonymity, this smart, multilayered thriller opens with the violent murder of a real estate developer's bodyguard and continues with a deadly assault on a New York University student. Foss's narration and character rendering are flawless. An ingeniously crafted book that moves at a superfast pace; a great choice for fiction collections. [The Harper hc was described as "featuring an appealingly current angle, dynamic characters, and a spiderweb of possibilities.tied up neatly," LJ 2/1/10.-Ed.]-Kristen L. Smith, Loras Coll. Lib., Dubuque, IA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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