Samantha Kincaid

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 43 ratings

Judgment Calls Summary

An apparently simple assault case spirals into a complex web of violence and deception in this bold debut thriller.

Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid walks into her office in Portland's Drug and Vice Division one morning to find the sergeant of the police bureau's vice unit waiting for her. A 13-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. But as she 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.

In Samantha Kincaid, Alafair Burke has created a complex, appealing character. Seamlessly moving between courtroom and criminal investigation, Judgment Calls reveals not only an insider's knowledge of the justice system but a fresh new voice in the world of crime writing.

©2003 Alafair Burke (P)2004 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Judgment Calls

    • Samantha Kincaid, Book 1
    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Betty Bobbitt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid walks into her office in Portland's Drug and Vice Division one morning to find the sergeant of the police bureau's vice unit waiting for her. A 13-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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid debut

    • By Stewart on 16-04-11

    Regular price: £33.89

  • Book 2

    • Missing Justice

    • Samantha Kincaid, Book 2
    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Betty Bobbitt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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 a Portland city judge reports his wife missing, Samantha is assigned 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, Samantha finds herself unearthing secrets that were meant to stay hidden.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A FINE LISTEN

    • By R on 28-09-08

    Regular price: £30.49

  • Book 3

    • Close Case

    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Betty Bobbitt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    For Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid's 32nd birthday, she gets an unusual gift: a homicide call out. The crime scene is in the elite Hillside neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. The victim is hotshot investigative reporter Percy Crenshaw, who has been bludgeoned to death in his carport.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Female Lead

    • By Carôle on 04-10-12

    Regular price: £33.89