Bolinda Publishing, Compact Disc, 9781742854755
Publication Date: September 1, 2011
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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 Monday morning to find three police officers waiting for her. A thirteen-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. 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. Burke is a born storyteller and has created an attractive heroine whom I look forward to meeting again. Sunday Telegraph A terrific debut: very different from her famous father's work, but the storytelling DNA is all there. This is smart, savvy, expert and highly recommended. Lee Child.
About the Author
Mary Higgins Clark's books are worldwide bestsellers. In the US alone, her books have sold more than 100 million copies. Her latest suspense novel, "The Lost Years", was published by Simon & Schuster in April 2012. She is an active member of Literacy Volunteers. She is the author of thirty previous suspense novels, three short story collections, a historical novel, a memoir, and two children's books. She is coauthor with her daughter, Carol Higgins Clark, of five suspense novels. Two of her novels were made into feature films and many of her other works into TV films. Mary Higgins Clark is married to John Conheeney and they live in Saddle River, New Jersey.