Final Jeopardy

Final Jeopardy

From the former chief of the sex crimes unit of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office comes the bestselling thriller featuring a New York City prosecutor unraveling a terrifying and brutal murder mystery.

Alexandra Cooper, Manhattan’s top sex crimes prosecutor, awakens one morning to shocking news: a tabloid headline announcing her own violent murder. Confused and horrified, Alex discovers that the actual victim was Isabella Lascar, a Hollywood film actress who was staying at Alex’s Martha’s Vineyard retreat. This only raises more questions: was Isabella slain by a stalker or was Alex herself the intended target?

In an investigation that twists from the alleys of lower Manhattan to the chic boutiques of the Upper East Side, Alex has to get inside the killer’s head before the killer gets to her. “With riveting authenticity” (Vanity Fair), Final Jeopardy is a fast-paced and explosive thriller that only Linda Fairstein could write.
  • Pocket Books | 
  • 400 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781501197970 | 
  • August 2018
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FINAL JEOPARDY
Linda Fairstein 
 
Questions and Topics For Discussion

1.      What unique perspective does Linda Fairstein’s background—head of the Sex Crimes Unit of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office—allow her to bring to her novel?  How much of the author do you think there is in Alexandra Cooper? 

2.      How would you describe Alex?  What are her strengths and weaknesses?  Is her professional persona at all different from her private one?

3.      This novel blends a classic whodunit with multiple other story lines. While involved with Isabella Lascar’s murder, for instance, Alex is also trying to bring a serial rapist to justice and is helping her staff try a number of other cases.  Did you like the way that the various stories were woven together?

4.      What roles do Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace play in Alex’s life?  What do they have in common with each other, and what makes each unique?

5.      Did Isabella Lascar remind you of anyone in particular?  Had you mentally cast a particular movie star in the role? 

6.      FINAL JEOPARDY feels strikingly realistic.  The scene in which men are selected for a line-up, for instance, offers a memorably authenti see more

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About the Author

Linda Fairstein
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Linda Fairstein

Linda Fairstein was chief of the Sex Crimes Unit of the district attorney’s office in Manhattan for more than two decades and is America’s foremost legal expert on sexual assault and domestic violence. Her Alexandra Cooper novels are international bestsellers and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. She lives in Manhattan and on Martha’s Vineyard.

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