Missing Justice by Alafair Burke
(Samantha Kincaid Mysteries)

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In the second entry in this "sharp, new crime series," the search for a missing judge leads Samantha Kincaid into Portland politics and a labyrinth of crime, corruption, and cover-ups
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Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid is back at work after an attempt on her life and a promotion into the Major Crimes Unit. When the husband of Portland, Oregon, city 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 turns up. 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 when those secrets lead to the discovery of corruption at the highest levels of the city's power structure, Samantha realizes that her quest for justice could cost her not only her job but her life.
In the skillfully 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, street scenes, and courtroom drama, Missing Justice confirms Burke's place among the genre's most talented and exciting newcomers.


About Alafair Burke

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Alafair Burke is the bestselling author of seven novels, including the stand-alone thriller, Long Gone, and the Ellie Hatcher series which includes 212, Angel's Tip, and Dead Connection. A former prosecutor, she now teaches criminal law and lives in Manhattan.
Published April 1, 2010 by Henry Holt and Co.. 380 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Any other prosecutor would sit back and enjoy the ride, but Samantha’s soon brewing schemes with Jackson’s shaggy court-appointed counsel, figuring out whether the defendant could have been framed by folks whose power stretches from the legal system to her own family.

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In her second novel, the extremely talented Alafair Burke brings her heroine, Samantha (Sam) Kincaid, back as a newly promoted Deputy District Attorney.

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Deputy DA Samantha Kincaid's first assignment as part of Portland's Major Crimes Team (MCT) looks like a formality: a simple missing person enquiry.

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Clarissa Easterbrook, a city judge who hears cases involving the City of Portland, is missing.

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Reviewing the Evidence

I haven't read the first, JUDGMENT CALLS, but there's just enough back story in the new book to establish why Samantha's a touch edgy at times after an attempt on her life.

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Samantha Kincaid received a promotion from vice to major crimes.

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