By Perri O'Shaughnessy
The hot York occasions bestselling Nina Reilly novels have dazzled either readers and critics with their crackling mixture of felony 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 might threaten every thing she holds pricey, drawing her right into a tangled net of loyalties and alliances inside of one in all Lake Tahoe's such a lot fashionable households. Her consumer: a guy accused of murdering his personal brother--on the ski slopes of Tahoe. The legislation says Nina needs to provide Jim robust the absolute best safety. yet Strong's family members has grew to become violently opposed to him, and all of sudden Nina is on the middle of the typhoon. As she works a fallacious and troubling case and will get swept into an unforeseen love affair, the 2 facets of Nina's existence come crashing together...in the last word act of malice.
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She looked down at the Post-it. A ray of early-afternoon sun lit up the note like a laser. It looked like it might burst into flame at any second. In the next room, Botelho sang, Joy is green like a forest It burns and turns to ash, then grows again ‘‘I don’t know what to do. I love Heidi,’’ Jim said to the window. ‘‘She’s—everything, you know? ’’ ‘‘The idea that—’’ ‘‘I don’t even want to say it. It’s too bizarre for words. I keep thinking I’m gonna lose her for good. I couldn’t stand that. ’’ He came back to her desk, on her side, and leaned over it, putting his hands flat on the desk.
He took the Bald Eagle run halfway to an opening in the forest and dodged into it, pushing up his goggles as he ducked in because of the dark that closed around him. The faint downhill trail they usually followed was buried under the snow, and he had to look sharp to avoid trees and gullies. In a clearing on the side of the mountain, steep and wooded, expert territory, the trail opened up. Heidi wasn’t there, but Alex was sitting in the snow, fixing one of his bindings. Jim skied straight across to him.
The danger is part of it. ’’ ‘‘None of this romantic nonsense for you. ’’ In the outer office, the CD had started up again. ’’ Nina said. ‘‘I mean, talk about romantic. Makes me feel lonely. ’’ What was this? Sandy was coloring, ever so slightly. Nina watched as the color mounted up her neck and bloomed into her smooth brown cheeks. Sandy went into a full-blown blush. ‘‘Why, Sandy,’’ Nina said. ’’ Sandy heaved her substantial self out of the chair. ‘‘You’ve got that special setting in the Superior Court at three,’’ she said over her shoulder, shutting the door decisively behind her.
Acts of Malice by Perri O'Shaughnessy