Bad Blood is the ninth in the Alexandra Cooper series by Linda Fairstein, former chief of the Sex Crimes Unit in the Manhattan D. A.'s Office. She knows whereof she speaks.
Amanda Quillian was found murdered and her husband is on trial for hiring a hitman to commit the murder. Brendan Quillan is being defended by Lem Howell, the suave, charming, highly intelligent former mentor of Alexandra. Alex knows this trial will be a challenge because she knows just how good Lem Howell is, and she knows her own case is weak.
The case, however, moves out of the courtroom and into mysteries from both the past and present.
The information about the sandhogs, New York's maze of underground tunnels, and the weaknesses of the water system was all new to me and quite fascinating.
As usual, I enjoyed visiting Alex, Mike, and Mercer.
Fiction. Mystery/Legal thriller. 2007. 480 pages.