New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world, known well for its glamour and style. Nowhere is this apparent more than on the runway, where American haute couture astounds continually with its creativity, daring, and innovation in the name of beauty. Yet high fashion means high stakes, as Alex Copper discovers quickly when Wolf Savage, a businessman and designer, is found dead in an apparent suicide, mere days before the biggest show of his career. When the man's daughter insists Savage's death was murder, the case becomes more than a media sensation: It is a race to find a killer in a world created entirely out of fantasy and illusion. With her own job at the District Attorney's office in jeopardy, and the temptation to self-medicate her Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with alcohol almost too strong to resist, Alex is not anyone's first choice for help. But Alex is determined to uncover the grime, and the possible homicide, beneath the glitz. Alex, along with Detective Mike Chapman and Detective Mercer Wallace, must penetrate the twisted roots and mixed motives among the high-profile players in the Garment District. The investigation takes the trio from the missing money in Wolf Savage's international fashion house to his own recovery from addiction; from the role of Louisiana voodoo in his life to his excessive womanizing; and to the family secrets he kept hidden so well, even from those closest to him... just as things are about to get deadly on the catwalk. -- Container.
Alexandra Cooper ; bk.18
Fairstein, Linda A. Alexandra Cooper.
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