Judgment Calls

Judgment Calls

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Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid walks into her office in Portland's Drug and Vice Division one Monday morning to find three police officers waiting for her. A thirteen-year-old girl has been brutally attacked and left for dead on the city's outskirts. Given the lack of evidence, most lawyers would settle for an assault charge; Samantha, unnerved by the viciousness of the crime, decides to go for attempted murder. As Sam prepares for the trial, she uncovers a dangerous trail leading to an earlier high-profile death penalty case, a prostitution ring of underage girls, and a possible serial killer. And she finds her judgement - not only in matters of the law but in her personal life - called into question...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 172 x 26mm | 222.26g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752859358
  • 9780752859354
  • 998,155

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"Alafair Burke has been on the front line in the courtroom and the streets, and brings her world alive in this exciting first novel." -Linda Fairstein "Captivating. Alafair Burke is a wonderful writer, with the kind of style and confidence I most admire. I'm a big fan and look forward to the next novel in the series." -Sue Grafton "Judgment Calls expertly shows that the most gripping drama is not found in the courtroom but in the places where choices get made, in the shadows cast by politics and corruption and human desires. Burke comes out of the gate with a first novel that proves she's got what it takes and will be sticking around." -Michael Connelly "A terrific debut; very different from her famous father's work, but the storytelling DNA is all there, for sure." -Lee Child "First-rate, suspenseful entertainment ...we'll be hearing more from tough, tart, sexy, high-minded Samantha Kincaid." -Washington Post "Burke's earnest, fast-paced debut introduces a sharp neshow more

About Alafair Burke

A former deputy district attorney in Portland, Alafair Burke now teaches criminal law at Hofstra School of Law and lives in New York City. She is the daughter of acclaimed crime writer James Lee Burke.show more

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