This volume renewed my faith.
When Alex is abducted early in the novel, the point-of-view shifts to Mike Chapman’s for the remainder of the story. It’s the first time Fairstein has done that. Finally, we get into the guy’s head and heart to really know how he feels about Alex! I thought Fairstein did a good job of developing Chapman’s voice and making him sympathetic to the reader. The novel also benefits from Fairstein’s usual savviness about her city and its history, and her clever plot turns.
Trigger warning: although Fairstein doesn’t name names, it’s crystal clear how she feels about the current mayor of the Big Apple!