"Linda Fairstein was for twenty-five years America's foremost prosecutor of crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence as head of the Sex Crimes Unit of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, she is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Virginia School of Law. Recipient of the prestigious Nero Wolfe Award for ""literary excellence in the mystery genre"" for THE DEADHOUSE, a New York Times bestseller, she is also the author of FINAL JEOPARDY (an ABC Movie of the Week starring Dana Delaney), LIKELY TO DIE, and COLD HIT, all international bestsellers. Her nonfiction book SEXUAL VIOLENCE was a New York Times notable book in 1994. She lives with her husband in Manhattan and on Martha's Vineyard. Visit Linda Fairstein's Web site at www.lindafairstein.com."