Missing Justice [NOOK Book]

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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
(Publishers Weekly)
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 ...

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Missing Justice

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Overview

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
(Publishers Weekly)
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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The second Kincaid mystery by the daughter of James Lee Burke is a very clever whodunit long on red herrings, shadowy motives, and sly humor. The author's background as a former deputy DA in Portland lends gritty ambience to this modern parable of greed and ambition."-Booklist

"[Kincaid is] a slightly seasoned, feisty woman who runs impressive distances and confides her endearing foibles to the reader. Burke does a good job of integrating the political and personal lives of her characters, with the detectives of the Major Crimes Unit being particularly well drawn."-Publishers Weekly

"Samantha Kincaid is one feisty, smart, articulate soul...she is appearing in her second novel in what's proving to be the beginning of a tough, funny, incisive new mystery-procedural series...clear-eyed, sardonic...Burke's first novel, Judgment Calls, was terrific: tight, savvy, ingenious and suspenseful, and this one proves that it was no one-shot deal."-Providence Journal

"In Missing Justice, Burke really hits her stride. And so does her protagonist...she's smart, she's tough, and she's unafraid-in short, just the way we like our heroines."-New Orleans Times Picayune.

"A taut mystery/thriller with fine characters from an author who debuted with her own voice and a good understanding of how to make a book work...her ADA Kincaid is a solid feature character, bright, flawed, feisty and very much her own woman...it is a fine and fast read."—Statesmen Journal (Salem, OR)

"Burke is definitely a comer and a keeper."-Chicago Tribune

"Are you born with great genes for writing fiction? Or is it something you learn at your Daddy's or Mommy's knee? Whatever it is, Alafair Burke, daughter of James Lee, has it...this is a fine, hidden-secret novel...the fun is in the unraveling of the story, and Burke makes the most of that...Kincaid is a great character."-Toronto Globe and Mail

"Alafair Burke advances the story with ingenuity and a sly, sexy charm. Samantha is autonomous and classy as a woman obsessed with cracking her case. Yet she is never unapproachable. She wins arguments with elan—and the author uses clear explanations of actual law without seeming legalistic."-Desert Morning News (Salt Lake City)

"Alafair Burke made a promising debut with Judgment Calls...Kincaid returns in another absorbing legal thriller."-The Seattle Times

"As a former prosecutor herself, Burke knows the inside of a courtroom, and it shows in the details. The most compelling scenes in the book are set in the halls of justice."-Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO)

"Perfect summer escapism...a satisfying mix of courtroom drama, criminal investigation and colorful characters."-Tucson Citizen

"Entertaining, complex"-Dallas Morning News

"Extremely talented...Missing Justice is a finely wrought aggregate of the elements of a police procedural, merged with the architecture of a legal thriller and a tightly plotted 'old-fashioned' mystery...in this second outing for them, both Burke and Kincaid come off as very talented and justly claiming their place among the work of writers like Linda Fairstein and Jan Burke...she has the gift every writer longs for: to grab the reader's attention on page one and hold on to it until the last page is read."—Barbara Lipkien Gershenbaum, Bookreporter.com

"A delectable vehicle for Samantha. Alafair Burke advances the story with ingenuity and a sly, sexy charm."-Dennis Lythgoe, Desert Morning News

"Each of her two books can be read as a stand-alone...buy them both. You won't be disappointed." —Barbara Franchi, Reviewingtheevidence.com

As a former prosecutor herself, Burke knows the inside of a courtroom, and it shows in the details."-Rocky Mountain News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429902489
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Samantha Kincaid Mysteries, #2
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 22,372
  • File size: 399 KB

Meet the Author

Alafair Burke

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


A former deputy district attorney in Portland, Oregon, Alafair Burke now teaches criminal law at Hofstra School of Law and lives in Long Island, New York. The daughter of the acclaimed crime writer James Lee Burke, she is the author of the Samantha Kincaid series, including Judgment Calls and Missing Justice.
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From Missing Justice:
Prosecutors have bad days. Our files are filled with death, rape, desperation, and degradation. Even in so-called "victimless crimes," we spend our work hours thinking about acts that could be committed only by pathetic, miserable people who have lost the hope we all need to maintain our humanity. Compare that to fighting over money for a banking client, and it looks like we're doing the heavy lifting.
But, in the end, I'm still just a lawyer. I issue indictments, plead out cases, and go to trial. When it comes to the investigation, I might lead the police on procedures. But it's the police who do the work. They're the ones who kick in a door when a search needs to be executed. They're the ones who climb through the Dumpster when a gun gets tossed.
And Johnson and Walker would be the ones to visit Clarissa Easterbrook's family members tonight to tell them that their lives would never be the same again.
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  • Posted March 30, 2009

    Good Read

    I really enjoyed this book. I felt it flowed well with just the right amount of plot twists. Character development was good and I felt like I got to know the main character as a person.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2013

    Alafair is a awesome writer . Her Characters Ellie and Samantha

    Alafair is a awesome writer . Her Characters Ellie and Samantha presented to us with flaws yet you can foolow them anywhere. Great reaadas. Thank You

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    Missing Justice by Alafair Burke

    I will bypass books such as this author with unacceptable language (by my standards). Great books/mysteries are available without a lot of four-letter words.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2011

    Good Court Room Read

    Sam does it again.... the main character Samantha always trusts her instincts even if she under minds her supervisors. Butke ( author) continues to inform you about court room etique and law enforcement. The story of Samantha entertains throughout as Burke continues to develop Samantha's character in series number two.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2008

    A reviewer

    After a short hiatus from a grizzly attack, Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid jumps right back to work on the case of missing judge Clarissa Easterbrook. While rumors float around about the disappearance, the discovery of Clarissa's battered body lands Samantha on her first capital case. The evidence leads Samantha and the detectives to Melvin Jackson, a poverty stricken single father battling the system. While the evidence points to a sure conviction, a few lose strings quickly unravel into an explosive plot and a wide variety of suspects. The scandals involving corruption, politics, adultery and even Samantha's own father arise in this well put together novel. The quick twists and well-executed yet surprising climax make this novel a great read. Valerie Jones

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2004

    I LOVE THIS WRITER! WHAT A TALENT!

    After accidently coming across this author on NPR over the summer, I've had a chance to read both of her novels, this one and Judgment Calls. Any real fan of mysteries would love her gripping details of a case from start to finish. I could not put this book down! I enjoy this writer's style. Her main character Samantha Kinkaid is awesome! She is clever, witty, and funny to boot! I definitely recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2004

    Sam Kincaid rocks!

    Based on the strong recommendation from Michael Connelly, I gave this book a try, and I'm definitely glad that I did. Sam Kincaid is a tough Assistant DA paying her dues in the gritty world of crime and punishment in Portland, Oregon. She gets transferred to the Major Crimes Unit just in time to follow the trail of missing judge Clarissa Easterbrook. She uncovers a great deal of interesting facts along the way, which give the reader keen insight into the political and socio-economic realities of a growing city like Portland. All the while, Sam manages to find time for a personal life made colorful by her friends, hunky boyfriend and supportive father. The pacing of the story is great and accurately reflects the busy hum of modern life. All readers can identify with Sam Kincaid as she struggles to work hard and make a name for herself, but not become cynical and jaded. The verbal exchanges she has with co-workers (cops and lawyers) are tart and no-nonsense, reflecting the pressure of dedicating oneself to the cause of criminal justice. Overall, I think the publishing community will be hearing alot from Ms. Burke in the near future. I liked this book so much, I just picked up her first 'Judgment Calls' and can't wait to devour it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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