his authors dad James Burke one of my favs can use a line of adjectives like no other BUT his daughter can grab your interest with plain great story telling She even used her dads main character Dave Robicheaux in this plot Strong main character with loads of well developed side characters
This is simply an excellent novel. I care about the characters, dead or living. I want to know what happens after this book ends. I cannot give a story a better recommendation. Alafair Burke is the daughter of James Lee Burke, and as such I didn't know if she got her work published because of this relationship. This is clearly not true. She is an excellent author I and look forward to reading everything she publishes. PS I though it was cute that Ellie Hatcher calls Dave Robicheaux.
A former deputy district attorney in Portland, Oregon, Alafair Burke now teaches criminal law at Hofstra Law School and lives in New York City. A graduate of Stanford Law School, she is the author of the Samantha Kincaid series, which includes the novels "Judgment Calls", "Missing Justice", and "Close Case". Her most recent book is "Angel's Tip", the second thriller featuring Ellie Hatcher.