Linda Fairstein (credit Peter Simon)
Linda Fairstein (credit Peter Simon)

Monday, July 23 at 7 p.m.

Linda Fairstein, author of Night Watch will be our featured speaker.

New York City’s restaurant scene is known all around the world for being both glamorous and cut-throat. In her new Alexandra Cooper novel, New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein takes readers on a tour of this competitive and renowned industry where the powerful and wealthy often break bread with some of society’s most unsavory characters.

Night Watch opens with Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper visiting her boyfriend Luc in Mougins, France, just as he is gearing up to re-open the famed French restaurant Lutece in New York. The original restaurant in Manhattan, which was created and owned by Luc’s father, closed its doors in 2004 after operating for more than 40 years.

Her vacation is interrupted when a young woman from the village is found dead with a Lutece calling card on her body. Even with Luc’s reassurances that he didn’t have anything to do with her death; something doesn’t sit right with Alex. Before she can fully bring herself to process the predicament Luc might be in, she is summoned back to New York to lead the charge in a separate high-profile case.

Advance Praise for Night Watch:

“Fairstein is in vintage form here, weaving the rape and murder stories together with great detail and clarity. As always, Manhattan becomes a character in itself, with the spotlight shining here on the inner workings of the restaurant industry in all its complexity, splendor, and corruption. A real winner from a legal-thriller master.” --Booklist, starred review

About the Author:

Linda Fairstein was the chief of the Sex Crimes Unit of the district attorney’s office in Manhattan for more than two decades and is America’s foremost legal expert on crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence. Her Alexandra Cooper novels are international bestsellers and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. She lives in Manhattan and on Martha’s Vineyard.

Books will be available for purchase at this event.

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