Acts of Malice

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 480 pages
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The New York Times bestselling Nina Reilly novels have dazzled both readers and critics with their crackling blend of legal suspense and taut human drama. Now Perri O'Shaughnessy, hailed as "smart", "gripping", and "complex" by the San Francisco Chronicle, brings us her best--and most explosive--Nina Reilly novel yet.

Amid the sparkling snow-swept mountains of Lake Tahoe, Nina Reilly has made a home, juggling the demands of her one-woman law practice and raising a teenage son alone. Now Nina has taken on a case that will threaten everything she holds dear, drawing her into a tangled web of loyalties and alliances within one of Lake Tahoe's most prominent families. Her client: a man accused of murdering his own brother--on the ski slopes of Tahoe. The law says Nina must give Jim Strong the best possible defense. But Strong's family has turned violently against him, and suddenly Nina is at the center of the storm. As she works a flawed and troubling case and gets swept into an unexpected love affair, the two sides of Nina's life come crashing together...in the ultimate act of malice.


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In Acts of Malice, Jim Stronghold hires attorney Nina Reilly to hire him when he is suspected of murdering his brother in a skiing accident. As Nina delves further into the case, she is conflicted ... Read full review

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Lawyer Nina Reilly works to defend Jim Strong who is accused of killing his brother on the ski slopes near Lake Tahoe. Nina does her best to get the charges dropped, but can't decide whether Jim is ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
28
Section 4
39
Section 5
55
Section 6
71
Section 7
89
Section 8
106
Section 17
243
Section 18
262
Section 19
277
Section 20
288
Section 21
312
Section 22
330
Section 23
349
Section 24
369

Section 9
122
Section 10
133
Section 11
149
Section 12
172
Section 13
181
Section 14
202
Section 15
218
Section 16
230
Section 25
389
Section 26
395
Section 27
415
Section 28
426
Section 29
441
Section 30
450
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About the author (2007)

Perri O'Shaughnessy is the pen name for sisters Mary and Pamela O’Shaughnessy, who both live in California. They are the authors of eleven bestselling Nina Reilly novels as well as a collection of short crime fiction, Sinister Shorts.


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