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Lethal Legacy - A Novel

Linda Fairstein

In Linda Fairstein's outstanding new novel, the New York Public Library houses dazzling treasures—and deadly secrets. When Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper is summoned to Tina Barr's apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side, she finds a neighbor convinced that the young woman was assaulted. But the terrified victim, a conservator of rare books and maps, refuses to cooperate with investigators. Then another woman is found murdered in that same apartment with an extremely valuable book, believed to have been stolen. As Alex pursues the murderer, she is drawn into the strange and privileged world of the Hunt family, major benefactors of the New York Public Library and passionate rare book collectors. Eventually Alex connects their internal family rivalries to a priceless edition of Alice in Wonderland, which also contains the world's oldest map. Would one of the well-bred Hunts be willing to kill for the treasures? The search for the answer takes Alex and her team on a breathtaking chase from Manhattan's grandest apartments to the secret tunnels and chambers of the New York Public Library, and finally to a nineteenth-century underground vault. There, in the pitch-black darkness, Alex comes face-to-face with the killer who values money more than life. Featuring a cast of elite, erudite, and downright eccentric characters, and a complex trail of clues that will have you guessing until the final pages, Lethal Legacy is Linda Fairstein's most beguiling thriller yet.

In Linda Fairstein's outstanding new novel, the New York Public Library houses dazzling treasures—and deadly secrets. When Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper is summoned to Tina Barr's apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side, she finds a neighbor convinced that the young woman was assaulted. But the terrified victim, a conservator of rare books and maps, refuses to cooperate with investigators. Then another woman is found murdered in that same apartment with an extremely valuable book, believed to have been stolen. As Alex pursues the murderer, she is drawn into the strange and privileged world of the Hunt family, major benefactors of the New York Public Library and passionate rare book collectors. Eventually Alex connects their internal family rivalries to a priceless edition of Alice in Wonderland, which also contains the world's oldest map. Would one of the well-bred Hunts be willing to kill for the treasures? The search for the answer takes Alex and her team on a breathtaking chase from Manhattan's grandest apartments to the secret tunnels and chambers of the New York Public Library, and finally to a nineteenth-century underground vault. There, in the pitch-black darkness, Alex comes face-to-face with the killer who values money more than life. Featuring a cast of elite, erudite, and downright eccentric characters, and a complex trail of clues that will have you guessing until the final pages, Lethal Legacy is Linda Fairstein's most beguiling thriller yet.
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In Linda Fairstein's outstanding new novel, the New York Public Library houses dazzling treasures—and deadly secrets. When Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper is summoned to Tina Barr's apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side, she finds a neighbor convinced that the young woman was assaulted. But the terrified victim, a conservator of rare books and maps, refuses to cooperate with investigators. Then another woman is found murdered in that same apartment with an extremely valuable book, believed to have been stolen. As Alex pursues the murderer, she is drawn into the strange and privileged world of the Hunt family, major benefactors of the New York Public Library and passionate rare book collectors. Eventually Alex connects their internal family rivalries to a priceless edition of Alice in Wonderland, which also contains the world's oldest map. Would one of the well-bred Hunts be willing to kill for the treasures? The search for the answer takes Alex and her team on a breathtaking chase from Manhattan's grandest apartments to the secret tunnels and chambers of the New York Public Library, and finally to a nineteenth-century underground vault. There, in the pitch-black darkness, Alex comes face-to-face with the killer who values money more than life. Featuring a cast of elite, erudite, and downright eccentric characters, and a complex trail of clues that will have you guessing until the final pages, Lethal Legacy is Linda Fairstein's most beguiling thriller yet.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Blair Brown

Length:

5h 40m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:37


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:29


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:48


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:50


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:58


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:42


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:43


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:49


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:51


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:00


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:04


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:51


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:44


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:49


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:04


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:18


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:02


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:39


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:47


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:51


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:12


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:44


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:26


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:50


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:03


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:56


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:04


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:06


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:45


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:45


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:29


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:01


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:11


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

00:48