Linda Fairstein is a textbook example of the author that writes what they are familiar with. Her primary career was as a court prosecutor, predominantly trying cases of violence against women and children. She was head of the Sex Crimes unit of the the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for almost thirty years, until she resigned from the office in 2002. Her eleven crime novels feature a prosecutor based in New York City, and usually include aspects of the city’s history, a personal interest of hers. She first published Final Jeopardy in 1996 and has continued with approximately one book per year until her most recent Lethal Legacy. Linda still works heavily in the legal field, as a consultant and public speaker. She often acts as the media consultant on public interest legal cases.