Acts of Malice by Perri O'Shaughnessy

By Perri O'Shaughnessy

The hot York instances bestselling Nina Reilly novels have dazzled either readers and critics with their crackling mixture of felony suspense and taut human drama. Now Perri O'Shaughnessy, hailed as "smart", "gripping", and "complex" via the San Francisco Chronicle, brings us her best--and such a lot explosive--Nina Reilly novel yet.Amid the gleaming snow-swept mountains of Lake Tahoe, Nina Reilly has made a house, juggling the calls for of her one-woman legislation perform and elevating a teenage son on my own. Now Nina has taken on a case that would threaten every thing she holds expensive, drawing her right into a tangled net of loyalties and alliances inside one in every of Lake Tahoe's such a lot admired households. Her purchaser: a guy accused of murdering his personal brother--on the ski slopes of Tahoe. The legislations says Nina needs to provide Jim robust the very best security. yet Strong's family members has became violently opposed to him, and by surprise Nina is on the heart of the hurricane. As she works a improper and troubling case and will get swept into an unforeseen love affair, the 2 facets of Nina's lifestyles come crashing the final word act of malice.

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I never want to see you again. I mean it, Jim. Don’t even think about trying to find me. That was it. No signature, no date, just a few words, sharp and direct, incised into the paper. ‘‘Wow,’’ Nina said. No other word seemed adequate. She turned it over and looked for something more but there was nothing. ‘‘I found it stuck on the toilet lid that morning. Here I was, taking a whiz, just waking up, thinking about Alex, not even knowing anything’s going on with her, and I see this note. I thought, I’m dreaming.

I hate to ruin your afternoon, but I don’t think there will be a case,’’ Nina said. ’’ ‘‘Hey! Wait a minute. We got a mountain. ’’ ‘‘Oh, I’ll check this out for him,’’ Nina said. ‘‘The cops, the autopsy—it was a violent death, Sandy. ’’ Now Sandy was all warmed up. ‘‘And why do people want to leave a warm house and go out and freeze and slide down a mountain of snow? ’’ She was referring to another client, a tourist who had hit another skier and been badly injured the year before. ‘‘Like that Kennedy back East.

Why not go for another fifty grand? ’’ ‘‘Mr. Geiger, you’ve seen the film. Now imagine what the insurance company would have to say about that at trial. Mrs. Geiger might lose. Then she would get nothing. ’’ To make sure he understood, Nina went over the whole thing again, but he brushed her counsel aside. She thought she knew Mr. Geiger’s real problem. The door was closing; an amount certain must sound paltry compared to the rank speculation in his mind. The settlement amount must seem to Mr.

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