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In New York City, Nights Are Dangerous. Days Are Numbered.
When New York University sophomore Megan Gunther finds personal threats posted to a website specializing in campus gossip, she's taken aback by their menacing tone. Someone knows her daily routine down to the minute and is watching herbut thanks to the anonymity provided by the Internet, the police tell her there's nothing they can do. Her friends are sure it's someone's idea of a joke, but when Megan is murdered in a vicious attack, NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher is convinced that the online threats are more than just empty words.
With smooth, straight-talking partner J. J. Rogan at her side, Ellie tries to identify Megan's enemies, but she begins to wonder if the coed's murder was more than just the culmination of a cyber obsession. And when Megan's roommate suddenly disappears, Ellie and J. J. know they have to find her before another young woman dies.
ALAFAIR BURKE is the bestselling author of seven previous novels, including the standalone Long Gone and the Ellie Hatcher series: 212, Angels Tip, and Dead Connection. A former prosecutor, she now teaches criminal law and lives in Manhattan.
‚eoeThe plot of an Alafair Burke thriller doesn‚e(TM)t just rip from the headlines. She‚e(TM)s one step ahead of them. 212 scares you and keeps you turning the pages into the wee hours.‚e
‚eoeBurke‚e(TM)s prose is clear and fast, and every move by investigators and officers of the court is the real deal. She explores genuine contemporary questions in a revealing and thoughtful way.... Her plot is always dynamic and intelligent. 212 is engineered to wring double-whammy suspense out of credible peril.‚e
-Katherine Dunn, Portland Oregonian
‚eoeStarts the suspense on the very first page and doesn‚e(TM)t stop until the last sentence. . . . Hatcher and Rogan are a dream team, their relationship the ideal of what every partnership should be. It‚e(TM)s a wonderfully fulfilling book.‚e
-Romantic Times (Top Pick, 4 Ĺ stars)
‚eoeWhite-knuckle thriller. . . . Burke expertly weaves real-life headlines into her plot-particularly the Craig‚e(TM)s List Killer and the slew of recent political scandals-without ever sacrificing originality.‚e
‚eoeThe story is not merely ‚e~ripped from the headlines‚e(TM); Burke starts with these themes and makes them her own‚e¶. Pleasingly complex, with multiple suspects and surprising twists. The characters are richly drawn, and Burke‚e(TM)s prose is as precise as the Glock pistol that Ellie carries‚e¶. A page-turner.
‚eoeA fast-paced thriller featuring an appealingly current angle, dynamic characters, and a spiderweb of possibilities she manages to leave tied up neatly. Strongly recommended for public libraries, especially where thrillers are popular.‚e
‚eoeUp-to-the-minute, action-packed crime fiction.‚e
-Michele Leber, Booklist