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Death Angel (Alexandra Cooper, Book 15) by Linda Fairstein

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By Linda Fairstein

Perennial New York instances bestselling crime novelist Linda Fairstein explores the rich—and little-known—history of latest York's City's critical Park in her most modern Alexandra Cooper novel, Death Angel.

When the physique of a tender girl is found in vital Park, the clock starts ticking for Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace to discover the killer who has breached this haven in the course of manhattan urban. Is the physique present in the lake, less than the unseeing gaze of the Bethesda angel, the 1st sufferer of a deranged psychopath, or is the case hooked up to different lacking women and girls in years earlier whose continues to be have by no means been stumbled on? simply because the trio will get their first lead, the research is sort of derailed whilst Mike and Alex develop into embroiled in a scandal.

As Alex makes an attempt to struggle the accusations leveled opposed to her and Mike, she follows clues that variety from the park's such a lot buried — actually — secrets and techniques all of the method to the majestic Dakota, which has skilled its personal proportion of tragedies. while one other younger girl is attacked within the park, a brand new query arises: is that this huge, immense city park a sanctuary—as it sort of feels to the millions of recent Yorkers and travelers who fill it each day—or is it a searching flooring for a killer with a twisted mind?

Once back, Linda Fairstein will thrill either longtime enthusiasts and new readers with an explosive page-turner packed with a surprising realism that in simple terms she will bring.

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Focusing on four categories of kinship terms: family origin terms, collective kinship terms, descent terms, and affinal (marriage) and ritualistic terms, Khuri shows that the extension of kinship terms to non-kin carries with it the behavioral expectations of kinship relations. For example, a person who addresses another as ʿamm (uncle) or ukht (sister) generates behavioral expectations that characterize uncle-nephew or brother-sister relationships. The application of such terms to outsiders is made when they share the same age, sex, and status implied in the kinship referents.

220. 36 Hisham Sharabi, Neopatriarchy: A Theory of Distorted Change in Arab Society (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988), p. 41. 37 Sharabi, “Impact of Class and Culture on Social Behavior,” pp. 244–45. 38 Sharabi, Neopatriarchy, p. 7. 38 chapter two patriarchal; students are constantly referred to as “my children” or treated in a paternalistic manner. Vertical relationships continue to prevail and are regulated and reinforced by a general overall repressive ideology based on at-tahrib (scaring) and/or at-targhib (enticement) rather than on discussion aimed at persuasion.

7 Andrea B. ”9 Lastly, Raphael Patai observes that familism, a term he uses to denote “the centrality of the family in social organization, its primacy in the loyalty scale, and its supremacy over individual life,” is deeply embedded in the Arab consciousness. ”10 In his view, familism—membership in the family—rather than individualism, is the value orientation inculcated by parents and traditional educational systems. 11 Islam paid more attention to the organization of the family than to that of any other institution.

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