The Russian Mafia [NOOK Book]

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In the world of securities law, there is no attorney better than the brilliant and beautiful, Susanna Sloane. After practicing law in New York City for many years, she moves to Palm Beach where her firm has an office. A confrontation forces her to resign. She establishes her own firm, hires associates, and begins the representation of clients who have lost money through stockbroker misconduct. Through one of her new associates, Susanna is introduced to Rusty Byers, an attorney and the most famous sports agent in ...
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The Russian Mafia

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Overview

In the world of securities law, there is no attorney better than the brilliant and beautiful, Susanna Sloane. After practicing law in New York City for many years, she moves to Palm Beach where her firm has an office. A confrontation forces her to resign. She establishes her own firm, hires associates, and begins the representation of clients who have lost money through stockbroker misconduct. Through one of her new associates, Susanna is introduced to Rusty Byers, an attorney and the most famous sports agent in the country. One of his clients, the New York Yankees first baseman, has lost a significant sum investing with Superior Securities, an old Wall Street firm. This opens the door to Susanna’s representation of several additional ballplayer clients.
Susanna, a widow, has been living with her late husband’s best friend, Larry Warner, who helped her open the new office and then stayed on to assist. Susanna finds herself attracted to Rusty and engages in a secret affair with him.
While on a trip to New York to meet with Rusty’s clients, Susanna and Rusty are recorded during an erotic evening in her hotel room. A copy of the DVD is delivered the next day to her hotel. Susanna and Rusty assume Superior Securities is behind the surveillance, and hire a private investigator to protect them.
Eventually, in conjunction with Rusty and a lawyer in Los Angeles who has obtained a listing of all of Superior’s customers, Susanna signs up over two hundred of them. A new client, Bernie Taub, also has a case against Superior Securities. Bernie tells Susanna that he lives in Nice, France almost half the year, where he is in the wine-making business. What he doesn’t tell Susanna is that he is working for the Russian Mafia, and that the wine business is a front for cocaine and weapons smuggling.
Susanna is torn between her love for Rusty, whom she likens to a pair of Manolo Blahniks, and Larry, whom she likens to a pair of comfortable bedroom slippers. A copy of the DVD is sent to Larry, and furious, he leaves. Susanna, on the rebound, marries Rusty.
Returning alone to Palm Beach to conclude the Superior cases, Susanna awakens to find Bernie Taub in her bedroom, pointing a gun at her. He whisks her away to his villa in the south of France, where she remains his prisoner while Taub’s Russian Mafia connections coerce the Yankees into throwing the World Series. She is rescued by the FBI and returned to New York, where Taub stands trial for rape, kidnaping and extortion.
Susanna is thrust into the spotlight and becomes sought after on the talk show circuit. After the trial, with its unexpected ending, she is in even more demand, it’s not, however, as the brilliant securities lawyer she wants the world to see, but rather as the butt of tasteless jokes emanating from the sexual nature of some trial testimony. She and Rusty try to retain their dignity while presenting a united front. She is asked to write a book about her ordeal, which helps diffuse their notoriety.
Her book is published to acclaim, after which she conducts book signings throughout the country. Larry Warner attends one of the book signings, and he and Susanna end up in bed. Afterwards, Susanna is exposed to his vitriol regarding her as a person, her attitudes toward sex, and her treatment of him and Rusty. He reveals his belief about who was responsible for what she had at first blamed on Superior Securities and then on the Russian Mafia.
One thing is for certain; Susanna is a survivor.
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I stayed up all night to finish this book! I couldn’t believe the ending.
This is S. G. Kiner’s debut novel featuring the brilliant and beautiful securities attorney, Susanna Sloane.
After practicing law in New York City, the protagonist moves to her firm’s Palm Beach office where she continues her practice until a confrontation forces her to resign and establish her own firm.
Just read it. You'll love it.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015005165
  • Publisher: Susan Maletz
  • Publication date: 7/25/2012
  • Series: A Susanna Sloane Novel , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 387 KB

Meet the Author

S. G. Kiner grew up in New York City, and always dreamed of following in her grandfather's footsteps by becoming a fashion designer, but fate intervened. She met her first husband, married at age eighteen, and put college on the back burner to raise a family. She resumed her education when her youngest child entered kindergarten, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration followed by an MBA. After successful careers in advertising, modeling, and a short-lived career in politics, when the family moved to Florida she entered Law School. Retiring after twenty years of Securities Law, she decided to write a novel that incorporated some of her experiences. This began her series of novels featuring a female securities lawyer. Although each offers at least one fictionalized version of a securities case, each novel contains international intrigue, romance and erotica. In total, to date, S. G. Kiner has published seven novels, all featuring the protagonist securities lawyer Susanna Sloane. S. G. is now married to her second husband and lives in Palm Beach.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

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    "I think so." He packed his stuff into his beareau

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  • Posted September 17, 2012

    I've read all seven Susanna Sloane novels and they're fabulous!

    This is more than a story about international intrigue...it’s a story of a very smart lawyer who happens to be a woman. She innocently becomes involved in a conspiracy to throw the World Series, is kidnapped and repeatedly raped by a Russian mafioso, and is rescued by the FBI. There are so many twists and turns it kept me on the edge of my seat. But, the trial at the end of the book took me completely by surprise. Read it...you’ll love it. I did!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    I stayed up all night to finish this book! I couldn¿t believe the ending.

    This is S. G. Kiner’s debut novel featuring the brilliant and beautiful securities attorney, Susanna Sloane.
    After practicing law in New York City, the protagonist moves to her firm’s Palm Beach office where she continues her practice until a confrontation forces her to resign and establish her own firm. Susanna, a widow, has been living with her late husband’s best friend, Larry Warner.
    She is introduced to the famous attorney and sports agent Rusty Byers, and undertakes the representation of several of his clients, players on the New York Yankees, who have lost money through investing with Superior Securities. Then she discovers that Superior is secretly controlled by the Russian Mafia.
    Susanna finds herself attracted to Rusty and engages in a secret affair with him. Larry leaves when he learns of her betrayal. Rusty and Susanna marry.
    A new client, Bernie Taub, also has a case against Superior Securities. Unbeknownst to Susanna, Taub is part of the Russian Mafia, and his winery in the south of France is actually a front for cocaine and weapons smuggling. On behalf of the Mafia, in an effort to coerce Rusty to influence the Yankees to lose the World Series, Taub kidnaps her and whisks her away to his French villa where she becomes his sexual prisoner.
    She is rescued by the FBI, testifies at Taub’s trial with its completely bizarre ending, authors a book, and ultimately becomes a national celebrity.
    What a novel! It has something for everyone – women and men.

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  • Posted August 28, 2012

    I LOVED this novel. Finally, a novel where the protagonist is a

    I LOVED this novel. Finally, a novel where the protagonist is a
    "woman of a certain age." After practicing law for many
    years, Susanna Sloane establishes her law own firm. Susanna, a widow,
    has been living with her late husband’s best friend, Larry Warner. She
    is introduced to Rusty Byers, an attorney and the most famous sports
    agent in the country. When she begins representation of his clients,
    she discovers that the Russian mafia secretly controls Superior
    Securities, the brokerage firm she is suing. Susanna is attracted to
    Rusty and engages in a secret affair with him. Larry learns of the
    affair and leaves. Susanna marries Rusty. A new client, Bernie Taub,
    also has a case against Superior Securities. Susanna is unaware that he
    is a member of the Russian mafia. Taub kidnaps her and whisks her away
    to his villa in the south of France, where she is held as his sexual
    prisoner. She is rescued by the FBI, testifies at Taub’s trial with its
    bizarre ending, authors a book, and ultimately becomes a national celebrity.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
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