Product Description âThe plot of an Alafair Burke thriller doesnât just rip from the headlines. Sheâs one step ahead of them. 212 scares you and keeps you turning the pages into the wee hours.â âHarlan Coben âBurke has created a strong female protagonist in the tradition of Sara Paretskyâs V.I. Warshawski and Marcia Mullerâs Sharon McCone.â¦ Utterly authentic.â âBoston Globe 212 is acclaimed authorâand former deputy district attorneyâAlafair Burkeâs gripping thriller featuring hip, Manhattan-based detective Ellie Hatcher. Fans of Lisa Gardner, Sandra Brown, Karin Slaughter, Harlan Coben, Sue Grafton, and PJ Tracy will find it hard to put 212 down until the very last page. Review âThe plot of an Alafair Burke thriller doesnât just rip from the headlines. Sheâs one step ahead of them. 212 scares you and keeps you turning the pages into the wee hours.â (Harlan Coben) âBurkeâs prose is clear and fast, and every move by investigators and officers of the court is the real deal. She explores genuine contemporary questions in a revealing and thoughtful way.... Her plot is always dynamic and intelligent. 212 is engineered to wring double-whammy suspense out of credible peril.â (Katherine Dunn, Portland Oregonian) âStarts the suspense on the very first page and doesnât stop until the last sentence. . . . Hatcher and Rogan are a dream team, their relationship the ideal of what every partnership should be. Itâs a wonderfully fulfilling book.â (Romantic Times (Top Pick, 4 Â½ stars)) âWhite-knuckle thriller. . . . Burke expertly weaves real-life headlines into her plot-particularly the Craigâs List Killer and the slew of recent political scandals-without ever sacrificing originality.â ( Publishers Weekly) âThe story is not merely âripped from the headlinesâ; Burke starts with these themes and makes them her ownâ¦. Pleasingly complex, with multiple suspects and surprising twists. The characters are richly drawn, and Burkeâs prose is as precise as the Glock pistol that Ellie carriesâ¦. A page-turner. (Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers) âA fast-paced thriller featuring an appealingly current angle, dynamic characters, and a spiderweb of possibilities she manages to leave tied up neatly. Strongly recommended for public libraries, especially where thrillers are popular.â (Library Journal) âUp-to-the-minute, action-packed crime fiction.â (Michele Leber, Booklist) From the Back Cover A celebrity mogul's bodyguard is slain in his boss's luxurious penthouse at an exclusive Manhattan address. At NYU, a sophomore is menaced on the Internet, stalked . . . and murdered. The two cases, equally sordid and shocking, end up falling to NYPD homicide detective Ellie Hatcher and her partnerâwho soon find out that this is just the tip of a terrifying iceberg. Because in the city that never sleeps, death doesn't either. About the Author Alafair Burke is aÂ New York TimesÂ bestselling author whose most recent novels includeÂ The WifeÂ andÂ The Ex, which was nominated for the Edgar Award for best novel. She also co-authors the bestselling Under Suspicion series with Mary Higgins Clark. A former prosecutor, she now teaches criminal law and lives in Manhattan and East Hampton.