By Perri O'Shaughnessy
The hot York occasions bestselling Nina Reilly novels have dazzled either readers and critics with their crackling mix of felony suspense and taut human drama. Now Perri O'Shaughnessy, hailed as "smart", "gripping", and "complex" through the San Francisco Chronicle, brings us her best--and such a lot explosive--Nina Reilly novel yet.Amid the glowing snow-swept mountains of Lake Tahoe, Nina Reilly has made a house, juggling the calls for of her one-woman legislations perform and elevating a teenage son by myself. Now Nina has taken on a case that would threaten every little thing she holds pricey, drawing her right into a tangled internet of loyalties and alliances inside of certainly one of Lake Tahoe's such a lot well-known households. Her patron: a guy accused of murdering his personal brother--on the ski slopes of Tahoe. The legislations says Nina needs to provide Jim robust the absolute best safety. yet Strong's relatives has became violently opposed to him, and all at once Nina is on the heart of the typhoon. As she works a wrong and troubling case and will get swept into an unforeseen love affair, the 2 facets of Nina's lifestyles come crashing together...in the last word act of malice.
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Otherwise—I’d prefer you called my home. I don’t trust my reactions. ’’ He got up too, and she noticed again that he was much taller than she was, long and lean with a trim waist. She could picture him turning gracefully between the tall trees, the even line of teeth as white as the snow all around him. . ‘‘Jim,’’ she said. ’’ He hesitated. ‘‘Sure,’’ he said. ’’ Before she could protest, he gave her a half wave and she heard the door in the outer office slam. Sandy came in, tapping her finger on her full lower lip.
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. Geiger to be plucked from the air, as indeed it was, since damages for pain and suffering in such cases were only loosely related to the actual medical bills.
The day had been long and jumbled, like most of her days, a result of billing her work time in tenths of hours. She was really looking forward to the peace of home. Bits sloshed around in her brain—Jim Strong’s weary blue eyes and restless body, Heidi Strong’s note—she’d have to get on that autopsy report first thing tomorrow —and Mr. Geiger’s face when Mrs. Geiger walloped him—she’d misjudged the Geiger marriage; Mrs. Geiger could take care of herself—and what was in the fridge to cook for supper and boy oh boy a glass of chilled Clos du Bois would really hit the spot as soon as she got the pantyhose off—if only Bob didn’t have algebra homework .
Acts of Malice by Perri O'Shaughnessy