Lethal legacy. Linda Fairstein. 2009.

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When the police are called to a building on New York’s Upper East Side, Detective Mike Chapman and Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper respond quickly. A resident, Tina Barr, has allegedly been assaulted, but she refuses to cooperate with their inquiries. Within a day Alex and Chapman are back at the same building, confronted with the body of a woman, battered to death, with a mysteriously jewel-encrusted book beside her. But the victim isn’t Tina Barr - Tina has disappeared.

The book is part of a rare collection at the New York Public Library and Alex and Chapman are plunged into the deadly world of the super-rich - those who protect their fortunes and collections more carefully than other people’s lives.