By Perri O'Shaughnessy
The hot York occasions bestselling Nina Reilly novels have dazzled either readers and critics with their crackling mixture of criminal 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 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 by myself. 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 of one in every of Lake Tahoe's such a lot popular households. Her buyer: a guy accused of murdering his personal brother--on the ski slopes of Tahoe. The legislation says Nina needs to supply Jim powerful the very best safety. yet Strong's relations has became violently opposed to him, and abruptly Nina is on the heart of the hurricane. As she works a unsuitable and troubling case and will get swept into an unforeseen love affair, the 2 aspects of Nina's lifestyles come crashing together...in the final word act of malice.
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At Jim Strong’s skiing level, it’s thrilling. The danger is part of it. ’’ ‘‘None of this romantic nonsense for you. ’’ In the outer office, the CD had started up again. ’’ Nina said. ‘‘I mean, talk about romantic. Makes me feel lonely. ’’ What was this? Sandy was coloring, ever so slightly. Nina watched as the color mounted up her neck and bloomed into her smooth brown cheeks. Sandy went into a full-blown blush. ‘‘Why, Sandy,’’ Nina said. ’’ Sandy heaved her substantial self out of the chair. ‘‘You’ve got that special setting in the Superior Court at three,’’ she said over her shoulder, shutting the door decisively behind her.
She hadn’t really expected ever to see him again. How long had it been? Ten, no, eleven months. Where had he been? The last time she had seen him, just before he left town, he was so thoroughly screwed she had wondered how he could ever recover. ’’ she called as she burst into the cabin. All the lights in the place were on. No sign of Bob—he must be out with Hitchcock running around the neighborhood. She stripped down in the bedroom, hanging her clothes on a chair, pulled on jeans and her new sweater, a long apple-green number, then went in to make dinner.
The ski resorts did not usually open until Thanksgiving each year but even though it was still early in the season, Alpine Meadows, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Heavenly, and Paradise were already welcoming skiers. The tourists were clogging the main road through town in their four-wheel-drive vehicles, feasting on pizza and steaks in the restaurants, sliding into seats at the blackjack tables. The business owners were joyfully preparing for a long, nasty winter. Nina usually felt the same anticipation at the coming of the fresh white stuff.
Acts of Malice by Perri O'Shaughnessy