By Perri O'Shaughnessy
The recent York instances bestselling Nina Reilly novels have dazzled either readers and critics with their crackling mixture of criminal suspense and taut human drama. Now Perri O'Shaughnessy, hailed as "smart", "gripping", and "complex" through the San Francisco Chronicle, brings us her best--and so much explosive--Nina Reilly novel yet.Amid the gleaming snow-swept mountains of Lake Tahoe, Nina Reilly has made a house, juggling the calls for of her one-woman legislations perform and elevating a teenage son on my own. Now Nina has taken on a case that would threaten every little thing she holds expensive, drawing her right into a tangled internet of loyalties and alliances inside of certainly one of Lake Tahoe's so much well known households. Her buyer: a guy accused of murdering his personal brother--on the ski slopes of Tahoe. The legislations says Nina needs to provide Jim powerful the absolute best protection. yet Strong's kinfolk has grew to become violently opposed to him, and by surprise Nina is on the middle of the typhoon. As she works a unsuitable and troubling case and will get swept into an unforeseen love affair, the 2 aspects of Nina's existence come crashing together...in the final word act of malice.
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Month to month, like him, his room metamorphosed. The skateboarding and surfing posters on his bedroom walls had given way to Asian and African themes: Jackie Chan kickboxing his way out of a verdant rainforest and a couple of African masks he had found at a flea market. He had even bought himself a mosquito net at an import store to hang over his bed. Peering at her from under the milky swathe of material he looked like a creature from a fairy tale, not a thirteen-year-old boy whose shoulders and face grew squarer and more manly by the day.
Changing direction abruptly, she ran outside, trapping the dog on the porch. ’’ Bob called, right behind her. ’’ Human and animal screeches intermingled outside while she threw off her clothes and dove into the shower. A few minutes later she stepped out, wrapping a towel around her hair, and almost got run down by a soaking wet Bob, who ran past with a foul tail wind, heading into the bathroom. Hitchcock followed close behind, his stink unabated. Nina, throwing towels on the floor and toward the bathroom, felt a sudden, sharp pang of alarm.
I’ve called everyone I could think of. ’’ ‘‘Alex’s wife. She swears she doesn’t know anything. I had to tell my father, too, but he doesn’t have a clue. Then I talked to Heidi’s friends on the Ski Patrol. She’s a supervisor at Paradise. Nobody knows anything, or at least no one will tell me anything. ’’ ‘‘Well, she left these words, Jim. ’’ Nina held up the note. ‘‘Obviously, she blames me for Alex’s death. When she got to Boulder Hospital that night, they were operating on Alex, trying to save him.
Acts of Malice by Perri O'Shaughnessy