Samantha Kincaid

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 204 ratings

Judgment Calls Publisher's 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

    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Betty Bobbitt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    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
    • Well read above average book

    • By Rajesh on 06-24-05

    Regular price: $34.97

  • Book 2

    • Missing Justice

    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Betty Bobbitt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Book never grabed my attention.

    • By Joe on 11-13-13

    Regular price: $31.47

  • Book 3

    • Close Case

    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Betty Bobbitt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good book. Bad narrator.

    • By Amy on 01-24-08

    Regular price: $34.96