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Likely to Die

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Written By: Linda Fairstein

Narrated By: Barbara Rosenblat

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: March 2011

Duration: 11 hours 26 minutes


It's 5:38 on a March morning when Alex's phone jars her awake. Homicide detective Mike Chapman is at the scene of a sexual assault and murder. It's a perfect case for Alex and her special skills.

Dr. Gemma Dogen was a neurosurgeon at Mid-Manhattan Medical Center, the oldest and largest hospital in New York City. She was found barely breathing, on the floor of her blood-soaked office. It was too late to save her. In cop parlance, she was a 'likely to die.'

Alex's team faces immense problems. The more than fifteen-hundred-bed complex and its medical college are connected to the Stuyvesant Psychiatric Center, and all three buildings sit on top of a maze of underground tunnels which are populated by scores of transients. Anybody could have been near Gemma Dogen's office the night of the murder. Although she tries to juggle many cases, Alex is haunted by this one. But when the killer beginning to focus on Alex, she, herself, may soon bear the tragic label 'likely to die.'

An example of riviting storytelling and a powerful behind-the-scenes view of the exciting, challenging life of a Manhattan sex crimes prosecutor, Likely to Die strengthens Linda Fairstein's position as an international crime-writing star.


  • Leslie

    The story itself is fine and typical of the series. I am a bit fed up with the protagonist always being a victim in the cases she works; that is the only element of these stories that I find hard to swallow. This recording is one of the worst I have ever heard among the many recording books I have listened too, including those on cassette tape. Also, the abridgement was awful. I felt that lot of the story had to have been cut out because this one only comprised 3 CD's and the chapters were very short. If you are a fan of the series then select this book, but do not judge the entire series by the poor quality of this one selection.

  • Anonymous

    I actually checked this out of the library while waiting on my SimplyAudio selections to arrive. The story was fine, no problem there, but I'm writing this because the reader stood out to me so much. I listen to tons of audio CD's and there are readers I enjoy more than others, but on this book, the reader was horrible. As she changed her voice for the different characters, she made some of them sound like they had learning disabilities. It was really effected sounding and distracted me the whole time I was listening. If I saw this reader on other CD's, I wouldn't select them!

  • Beth Paquette

    This was the first book by this author I had listened to. I can't wait for more. I like the fast paced story and how you get caught up with the characters.

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