Ecumenical. The thirteenth novel by Linda Fairstein to feature Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Cooper is titled Silent Mercy. Fairstein escorts readers on an ecumenical tour of historic New York churches of several denominations, as Alex teams up with detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace solving murders with a religious theme. The excitement builds when the duo board the circus train. Fans of the series will find the characters and their behavior to be familiar and comfortable. The history and feminism always provide interesting exposition. The close partnership between Mike and Alex becomes intense in this novel, and Alex’s relationship with Luke is present, but as a sidebar. Readers who like crime fiction or New York City will find this novel to be interesting and enjoyable.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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