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Case of Lies (Nina Reilly Series #11)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2005

    'Case of Lies' is a smart favorite in the series

    This is one of my favorite in the Nina Reilly series, and I suspect the authors favor it as well, as they seem to have rekindled their passion for it. I'm no math major, but its role in the plot was fascinating. Plus, the recurring characters all seemed to move ahead in a very natural rhythm in this one. I started reading Perri O'Shaughnessy years ago because I couldn't imagine how two sisters managed to write together, especially long distance. Now, I don't care how they do it -- it just works.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2005

    AFAIRS OF THE HEART AND AFFAIRS OF JUSTICE ARE MINGLED IN THIS ABSORBING STORY

    Laural Merlington is a keen and nimble reader who is able to give each character not only a distinctive personality but also reflects moods and emotions with practiced voice. Thus, whether Nina Reilly is fulfilling her role as a tough attorney or feeling more intimate emotions listeners become involved, all due to Merlington's performance. She delivers again in 'Case Of Lies.' The 11th thriller in the popular Nina Reilly series finds Nina back on home ground - in her Lake Tahoe law office. The case she faces may be old (two years) but it's far from finished. A new client, David Hanna, comes to her to relate the story of how his wife was shot and killed during a robbery at a casino. He feels the casino should be responsible for not providing adequate security. The shooter was never caught but there were witnesses. The victims of the robbery - three MIT students originally lied about their identities and now are staying in California to avoid being called by a Nevada court. As Nina tries to track down the truth about what happened on that night two years ago she treks to Germany to interview two of witnesses. As it turns out, they are in a village not far from where her son's father lives. Affairs of justice and affairs of the heart are mingled in this absorbing story by Perri O'Shaughnessy. - Gail Cooke

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    exhilarating legal thriller

    With her teenage son accompanying her, attorney Nina Reilly feels she has gone complete circle having recently left her former lover Paul van Wagoner behind in Carmel and returned to her hometown of South Lake Tahoe to practice law. Her masseuse Chelsi offers a deal of two rubdowns in exchange for legal advice to her Uncle Dave Hanna, which Nina agrees. --- Two years ago, someone robbed three people at the Ace High Motel, but before leaving, that person shot and killed Dave¿s pregnant wife, schoolteacher Sarah. No one was caught and the three witnesses quietly fled town. Dave sued the motel, but ran out of money and wants to drop the case. His niece and brother-in-law feel he should pursue his suit. Nina accepts the case, but also hires the son of her office assistant, private investigator Wish Whitefeather to see if he can uncover the identity of the killer. Neither realized at the time the twists the investigation will take involving card shark mathematicians Yale grads, wealthy Texans, a trek to Germany, a serial killer and the return of Nina¿s ex husband.--- CASE OF LIES is an exhilarating legal thriller in which Reilly is at her best in her latest appearance, which says a lot since this series is consistently a best seller. The story line seizes the audience from the moment most of the players appear on the stage starting with readers wondering what the connection between two blackjack card-counting experts have with a motel murder and other spins follow that all seem reasonable, even the final chiller. Though more investigate than legal, series fans will immeasurably relish the newest life of Reilly CASE OF LIES.--- Harriet Klausner

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