Hell Gate by Linda Fairstein

Read: June 3 - June 6
Format: Audiobook 10 CDs equivalent 597 pages
Source: Public Library
Subject: Illegal immigration, sex trafficking
Category: Going steady: Should we keep seeing each other? - ongoing series/favorite authors Genre: Police Procedural
Challenges: 11 in 11, 75 Book, SYLL, TIOLI, AUDIO
Stars: ★★★

The 12th in the Alexandra Cooper series tells the tale of the shipwreck filled with a human cargo from the Ukraine. The secondary story is of political corruption in the Mayor's office related to the trusts of the historical buildings such as the Hamilton Grange and Gracie Mansion in New York City.

How the two stories intertwine and lead to a surprising conclusion, just shows the continued talent of Ms. Fairstein. The characters continue to be like old friends that the reader wants to invite home and help with their personal problems. Seeing the personal side of this terrific trio (Alexandra, Mike, and Mercer) only intensifies the horror of those unfortunate creatures caught in the web of the Sex trafficking trade.

This was not the best of the series but was definitely worth the time to read. The history lessons, related to the Historical buildings in this case, are always well researched and detailed.

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