ALAFAIR BURKE is an Associate Professor at Hofstra Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure. She was previously a deputy district attorney in Portland, Oregon. She is a Stanford Law School graduate who currently resides in New York City. Her other works in the Samantha Kincaid series, Judgment Calls and Missing Justice, are available in paperback from St. Martin's Press, and she is the daughter of noted mystery writer James Lee Burke. Martin's Press is a publishing house based in New York.