This Case Is Gonna Kill Me

This Case Is Gonna Kill Me

by Phillipa Bornikova
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This Case Is Gonna Kill Me by Phillipa Bornikova

What happens when The Firm meets Anita Blake? You get the Halls of Power—our modern world, but twisted. Law, finance, the military, and politics are under the sway of long-lived vampires, werewolves, and the elven Alfar. Humans make the best of rule by "the Spooks," and contend among themselves to affiliate with the powers-that-be, in order to avoid becoming their prey. Very loyal humans are rewarded with power over other women and men. Very lucky humans are selected to join the vampires, werewolves, and elves—or, on occasion, to live at the Seelie Court.

Linnet Ellery is the offspring of an affluent Connecticut family dating back to Colonial times. Fresh out of law school, she's beginning her career in a powerful New York "white fang" law firm. She has high hopes of eventually making partner.

But strange things keep happening to her. In a workplace where some humans will eventually achieve immense power and centuries of extra lifespan, office politics can be vicious beyond belief. After some initial missteps, she finds herself sidelined and assigned to unpromising cases. Then, for no reason she can see, she becomes the target of repeated, apparently random violent attacks, escaping injury each time through increasingly improbable circumstances. However, there's apparently more to Linnet Ellery than a little old-money human privilege. More than even she knows. And as she comes to understand this, she's going to shake up the system like you wouldn't believe….

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765365552
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Series: Linnet Ellery Series , #1
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 324
Sales rank: 1,243,605
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 6.66(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

PHILLIPA BORNIKOVA has been the story editor of a major network television series, a horse trainer, and an oil-company executive. She lives in the Southwest. This Case Is Gonna Kill Me is her first novel.

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This Case is Gonna Kill Me 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
C3_1991 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. It had an actual plot and character development (it wasn’t just stupid scenes tied together in order to give the main characters an excuse to have hot sex). I read a lot in the genre and this stood out, especially for a first-time author. I cannot wait to see what happens to Linnet in the next installment. Any fan of Patty Briggs or Kelley Armstrong will enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not a spoiler alert. Went to a convention & the publishers were talking about this novel thought it sounded interesting. Used the hour that B&N offers (thanks) and purchased it BEFORE the hour was up. Very entertaining. Can't wait for the next one to come out.
CheshireTheEngineer More than 1 year ago
A high pace story that starts out with Linnet fresh in the act of being a lawyer. Found this in F&SF. After a few pages I thought it should be in mystery and, hey, lawyers? With Hitchhikers Guide as a reminder about lawyers I figured I would try this book anyway. I am glad I did and finished in a day. If the next is this good I won't mind finding it in the Sci-Fi section.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plot takes off at that critical point in a new graduate's life: that 1st "real" job. The main character has graduated law school & is trying to find her feet s the newest associate at her fairly conservative "white fang" firm. Moreover she' s getting a decidedly cold shoulder from the rest of the associates even beyond the usual competition and her boss is the company dogsbody. Will she be able t rise to the chalenge? Good story, plenty of back story t set the tone of the characters thoughts, though she does get a bit overly whiny/insecure at first & likewise her initial interaction with her gay male friend seems a bit too convenient at first. Nice switch-up with the potential love interests & if i could ride a horse half as well as this character i would probably working in a stable somewhere :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a surprisingly delightful twist on the genre. Well told and highly engaging. I am looking forward to more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Linnet Ellery is a newbie attorney in a world that includes vampires, werewolves, and fae. She is persistent to a fault in representing her clients and investigating her cases. Needless to say, danger is never far away. How she manages her caseload and stays alive makes for an entertaining read. The world building was innovative and the author was creative. I am looking forward to the next book.
WhatSmackSaid More than 1 year ago
I didn't find this novel particularly enthralling, but it was both easy enough to read and an enjoyable diversion from real life. My favorite part, hands down, is that the plot and the story's tension depended on legal circumstances and solutions rather than supernatural ones. Yes, there are vampires and fey and werewolves, but the main character is a lawyer and her goals are purely law-oriented. There were a couple important parts of the world that weren't examined with any kind of thoroughness, which deeply, deeply unsettled me. Primary among these instances is the idea that vampires don't bite women, ever. I, as the reader, understood it's supposed to be a sexist throwback that simply hasn't been examined by the novel's society with any rigor, but the main character was so blase, and her friend's outrage over it felt so manufactured, that the whole thing ended up being handled poorly and without any nuance at all. I'm not even sure if it was meant to simply be one of those unfair, sinister things within our culture that we overlook, or if there is some plot-related reason for it. Overall, I'm glad I got the ebook on sale. I wouldn't have been happy to pay full price for this book, but I did enjoy it well enough that I found a copy of the sequel at my local library and will begin reading it shortly.
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DobeLove More than 1 year ago
Nice twist on the whole vampire thing. Fun book to read while you're on an airplane, waiting in a doctor's office or just winding down from a long day at work.
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This book was highly engaging, and left me wanting more (in a good way). I can't wait to read the next book.
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