"Fascinating Nina Reilly tale"
After years of struggling, attorney Nina Reilly has
established a very good practice on the California side of
Lake Tahoe. She has gotten innocent clients off and is
currently being courted by a very big corporate law firm.
Everything is going great until the September night that
Nina brings the case files home and forgets to bring them
into the house.
When she goes to get them the next day, her car is stolen
and her files with them. They contain information that can
hurt Nina's clients and somebody is using them to do just
that. While Nina and her significant other Paul are trying
to do damage control, one of her clients sets in motion
before the bar to have her licensed revoked. The lawyer
needs an attorney steeped in the ways of the California Bar
and Paul finds the expert: Nina's ex-husband.
The latest installment in the Nina Reilly series is
fascinating because the audience gets to see another side
of the feisty lawyer when she is on the defensive in her
professional life. The mystery about who is out to destroy
Nina is cleverly done and believable because the
perpetrator's motives ring genuine. Readers who like legal
thrillers that are fit to read will want to pick up novel
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 15, 2002
It's the moment every attorney fears most...one careless
moment that threatens careers, reputations, lives. For Nina
Reilly, it will change everything--and ignite a case where
her own clients are witnesses against her...and where the
defendant is Nina herself.
As an attorney championing desperate people, Nina Reilly
has skirted the edges of legal ethics in pursuit of a just
result, but she has never before broken the rule of
absolute protection of her clients' secrets. One September
night in Lake Tahoe when her unlocked truck is stolen, her
life changes forever. Gone are her most sensitive case
files, complete with the sometimes brutally candid notes
she took while interviewing her clients.
It's every attorney's nightmare. And now the worst has
happened: The secrets are being revealed, one by one, in
ways that will cause the greatest harm. Nina's own clients
complain to the State Bar of California, and suddenly Nina
is fighting for her license and her livelihood in a legal
proceeding that may ultimately lead her to disbarment. In
desperation, Nina turns to her ex-husband, celebrated San
Francisco lawyer Jack McIntyre, to represent her.
And as personal tensions erupt between McIntyre and Nina's
sometime boyfriend, private investigator Paul van
Wagoner...as reputations are ruined and people begin to
die...a chilling pattern of rage and revenge comes into
focus. Someone is bent on destroying the lives of Nina's
clients and, in the process, Nina Reilly.