Case of Lies

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Bantam Dell, 2006 - Fiction - 398 pages
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No one writes legal suspense like Perri O’Shaughnessy. Blending powerful human drama with legal thrills, mystery, humor, and unforgettable characters, theNew York Timesbestselling author has created a uniquely entertaining series of novels centered around lawyer and single mother Nina Reilly. Now, in a masterful new novel, Nina’s investigation into an unsolved murder takes her on a dark journey strewn with old crimes, bitter truths, and heart-stopping danger.

For Nina Reilly, the mountain town of Lake Tahoe is home. It’s where she forged a successful career as a tough, resourceful attorney–and raised her teenage son, Bob, alone. Back from a stint in Monterey, where her love life took a tumble, Nina has returned to her Tahoe law office with her old friends Sandy Whitefeather and Sandy’s son, Wish. It isn’t long before she has a new client whose wife was shot and killed during a casino-district robbery two years before. The police have no suspects, and the robbery victims, three students, lied about their identities and are hiding outside California and the reach of the court.Two of the witnesses have fled to a village not far from the home of Bob’s father, Kurt Scott, in Germany. As Nina tries to unravel the mystery of one violent Tahoe night, a harrowing journey begins–one that takes her from the dark underworld of Tahoe’s casinos to the halls of a prestigious East Coast university to Europe and an emotional reunion with Kurt.

As old feelings are rekindled, Nina’s case turns violent. Everyone has something to hide–the brilliant but unstable mathematics student who has made an astonishing discovery, the owner of a motel where the shooting took place, and the shooter, who has turned the whole case into a gigantic lie.

Filled with all the rich drama, stunning surprises, and ingenious twists we have come to expect from this incomparable storyteller,Case of Lieswill grab you from the very first page and never let you go as it speeds to its incredible conclusion.
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
24
Section 4
38
Section 5
55
Section 6
74
Section 7
89
Section 8
101
Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
248
Section 22
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Section 23
277
Section 24
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Section 25
302
Section 26
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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About the author (2006)

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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