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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (652 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Perri O’Shaughnessy Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Nina Reilly Series Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597108164
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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 at Lake Tahoe when her unlocked truck is stolen, her life changes forever. Inside are her most sensitive cases, complete with the sometimes brutally candid notes she took while interviewing her clients. It's the event that every attorney most fears - one careless moment that undoes a lifetime of building trust and respect. 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 Kafkaesque legal proceeding that may ultimately lead to her disbarment. In desperation, Nina hires a top San Francisco lawyer, Jack McIntyre, to represent her. She ought to know he's tough as well as cynical and funny - he's her ex-husband. And as personal tensions erupt between Jack and Nina's on-the-edge investigator Paul van Wagoner...as reputations are ruined and people begin to die...a malign pattern of rage and revenge comes into focus. Someone is bent on destroying the lives of her clients and, in the process, destroying Nina Reilly. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 1/20/2014

    " another random one i picked up "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vivisection | 1/14/2014

    " I'm not saying this is my favorite Nina Reilly novel but it definitely fills in the blanks on a few others that I have read. I hope she makes it back to Tahoe otherwise this series will lose the "i-kinda-want-to-live-here" award. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Silvia | 12/21/2013

    " Great book if you want to learn a little about law... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eva | 11/22/2013

    " i liked this book, although it wasn't as good as 'invasion of privacy'. the problem is that i buy the nina reilly books by what sounds good and what they happen to have in the second-hand bookstore, not according to the order they're in, so it gets confusing at some points. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Owusua Adwoa Ayeh | 11/13/2013

    " Nina was really in hot water. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doris | 11/12/2013

    " The story line got bogged down with too much trivia involved with the lawyers cases. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 10/24/2013

    " Yet another page turner....compelling read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samyuktha jayaprakash | 8/12/2013

    " Took a bit of time to read the book...so got attached to the characters. The ending could have been better after all the nerve racking. Still a very good read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan Erhardt | 8/12/2013

    " This is the only one of this series I've read. Maybe that's why I didn't love the characters. I felt like the "mystery" was kind of lame and the motivations of the "bad guys" were a bit ridiculous. The end felt rushed, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 7/30/2013

    " I enjoy this series featuring Nina Reilly, however this is not the best of the series. It is a very good set up and puts Nina on the defensive, trying to save her career in addition to her clients, but it just doesn't keep the tension going. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 9/25/2012

    " I wanted to feel the setting of Lake Tahoe, but the writing is pedestrian. it's a very average mystery novel, and the author doesn't really evoke the place. Lake Tahoe is just a name, it could be anywhere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charmaine | 9/15/2012

    " Second O'Shaughnessy for me. Didn't impress as much as the first one I read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Daniel | 4/17/2012

    " Awful, trite, geared for children "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LeAnn | 3/3/2012

    " This was a good mystery. It moved along quickly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/19/2011

    " Good mystery, strong female main character, set in Tahoe & mentions Placerville! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pr Latta | 7/8/2011

    " I may be naive, but I couldn't buy in to the complete disregard for Nina as a victim (someone stole her key, stole her car) which set up the whole chain of events. Tried twice and just couldn't finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doris | 5/1/2011

    " The story line got bogged down with too much trivia involved with the lawyers cases. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eva | 3/24/2011

    " i liked this book, although it wasn't as good as 'invasion of privacy'. the problem is that i buy the nina reilly books by what sounds good and what they happen to have in the second-hand bookstore, not according to the order they're in, so it gets confusing at some points. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 8/1/2010

    " Yet another page turner....compelling read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Silvia | 6/5/2010

    " Great book if you want to learn a little about law... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 10/4/2009

    " I had actually already read this book! When I started it I knew right away I'd read it! BUT it was NOT on Goodreads! Which is why I NEED Goodreads so I don't make THAT mistake again! I just skipped to the last few chapters to refresh my memory! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Daniel | 3/31/2009

    " Awful, trite, geared for children "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 9/11/2008

    " I enjoy this series featuring Nina Reilly, however this is not the best of the series. It is a very good set up and puts Nina on the defensive, trying to save her career in addition to her clients, but it just doesn't keep the tension going. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 9/7/2007

    " I wanted to feel the setting of Lake Tahoe, but the writing is pedestrian. it's a very average mystery novel, and the author doesn't really evoke the place. Lake Tahoe is just a name, it could be anywhere. "

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About the Author
Author Perri O’Shaughnessy

Perri O’Shaughnessy is the pen name for two sisters, Pamela and Mary O’Shaughnessy. Together they have written twelve Nina Reilly legal thrillers, a standalone thriller, Keeper of the Keys, and a short story collection. Pamela, a graduate of Harvard Law School, practiced law in California for sixteen years. Mary worked as a multimedia editor for many years; they currently both live in northern California.

About the Narrator

Laural Merlington is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator with over two hundred titles to her credit. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She teaches college in her home state of Michigan.