"With her bold moral compass, her appealing in-your-face attitude and unsettled romantic life, Iris is a compelling heroine,” Publishers Weekly raved about the Iris Thorne Mysteries.
Iris returns in Pushover, the fifth in the critically acclaimed series by Los Angeles Times bestseller Dianne Emley.
Sexy and savvy Iris Thorne has made it to the big corner office of the glittering yet cutthroat Los Angeles investment firm, McKinney Alitzer. She’s looking ahead to a bright future with new boyfriend Garland Hughes when the past comes calling. Iris’s ex-fiancé Todd Fillinger surfaces after many years and invites Iris to participate in a lucrative new venture in the wild and woolly emerging Russian market--red-hot yet dangerous in the 1990s following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Iris's instincts warn her to stay home but she's intrigued, not least because she has personal business still to settle with Todd. But only hours after she’s met by Todd in Moscow, he’s gunned down in front of her.
Horrified, Iris manages to return at least physically unscathed to the comforting familiarity of her L.A. beachfront bungalow and Garland’s arms. She’s brought with her Todd’s ashes which she’s agreed to deliver to his devastated sister. Only then does she learn that L.A. can be even more terrifying than Moscow and that the guilt-laden legacy of Todd Fillinger could destroy her.
Praise for Dianne Emley's Iris Thorne Mysteries:
[Iris Thorne is] sleek, smart and refreshingly bitchy. . . Quirkily original... Deserves our undivided attention.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Engaging and page-turning...” —Jonathan Kellerman
"Sharp and stylish. . . Clever and cool.” —Val McDermid, Manchester Evening News (UK)
“Iris [Thorne] is here to stay.” —Observer [London]
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About the Author
Dianne Emley is a Los Angeles Times bestselling author who has received critical acclaim for her Detective Nan Vining thrillers and Iris Thorne mysteries. Her books have been translated into six languages. Her short fiction has been published in anthologies including Literary Pasadena. Dianne’s standalone paranormal mystery, The Night Visitor, was published by Alibi/Random House in September 2014. Alibi will publish the fifth in her Nan Vining series, Killing Secrets, in March 2015. A Los Angeles native, Dianne lives in California with her husband where she’s a pretty good cook and a terrible golfer. About Dianne’s books, Tess Gerritsen says: “Emley masterfully twists, turns, and shocks.”