Missing Justice

Missing Justice

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In the second entry in this exciting new series, the search for a missing judge leads Samantha Kincaid into Portland politics and a labyrinth of crime, corruption and cover-ups. Deputy DA Samantha Kincaid is back to work after an attempt on her life and a promotion into the Major Crimes Unit. When the husband of Portland judge Clarissa Easterbrook reports her missing and Samantha is called out on the case, she assumes her only job is to make the district attorney look good until the judge reappears none the worse. When the police discover evidence of foul play, however, Samantha finds herself unearthing secrets that Clarissa had wanted to stay hidden, the lingering personal tolls of a crime that occurred decades ago, and corruption at the highest levels of the city's power structure. Her quest for justice could cost her not only her job, but her life. In the skilfully plotted, highly suspenseful follow-up to her acclaimed debut, JUDGMENT CALLS, Alafair Burke once again demonstrates that 'she's got what it takes' (Michael Connelly).With its irreverent heroine and seamless blend of squad rooms, streets and the courtroom, MISSING JUSTICE confirms Burke's place among the genre's most talented newcomers.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 38mm | 580.61g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752857169
  • 9780752857169

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'Alafair Burke's family give her a lot to live up to ... but she seems to be coping admirably. Missing Justice is the second Samantha Kincaid mystery and I can't wait for the third. Burke has fashioned an intricately plotted thriller with a hugely attractive heroine. This is set to be a bestselling series.' -- Juliet Swann, Ottakar's Edinburgh THE BOOKSELLER 'Alafair Burke learned her suspence writing at the side of a master ... but she has established her own authentic voice and Samantha Kincaid is a feisty and credible heroine.' -- Myles McWeeney IRISH INDEPENDENT 'Judgement Calls placed Alafair Burke a way up on the ladder to top crime writing. Missing Justice takes her further to the top with the name Samantha Kincaid sure to become as familiar to crime readers as Kay Scarpetta and Tempe Brennan.' THE BOOK PLACEshow more

About Alafair Burke

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

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