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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (723 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: 9781597109949
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Masterful storytelling. . .gripping legal drama . . .relentless suspense - these are the hallmarks of Perri O'Shaughnessy's work. Critics hail her legal thrillers as "terrific . . . will keep you turning the pages into the night" (USA Today) and "a real puzzler. . .with twists diabolical enough to take to court" (The New York Times Book Review). Now the New York Times bestselling author of Move to Strike returns with Writ of Execution, an electrifying tale that plunges attorney Nina Reilly into a shadowy world of high-stakes gambling and cold-blooded murder. In the mountain resort town of South Lake Tahoe, Nina Reilly is known for taking on the underdog cases, the kind that can make - or break - her one-woman law practice. Her latest case begins in the middle of a summer night when she is called away from a very personal visit to her investigator Paul Van Wagoner's hotel room to meet with a desperate new client at her office. The frightened young Washoe Indian woman gives her name as Jessie Potter. She has just hit one of the biggest jackpots in Nevada history, and the men in suits are waiting to hand her the million-dollar first installment when they know her real identity. With time running out, Nina helps her client devise a brilliant plan to collect the money while keeping her true identity a secret. The check's due to clear in ten days-and Nina's got her hands full as powerful interests line up to grab the money. The Nevada Gaming Control Board is looking into allegations that the jackpot was rigged. The man sitting on the seat just before the jackpot hit says it's his, and he doesn't mind going outside the law to get it. And the wealthy man stalking Nina's client has managed to attack the jackpot winnings with the help of an unscrupulous local lawyer, Jeff Riesner, using a legal maneuver called a writ of execution. To fight it, Paul Van Wagoner flies to Hawaii and digs up a dark moment in Jessie's past. The odds of Jessie ever collecting are starting to look hopeless. For Nina, what began as a fight for an underdog in federal court soon escalates into something very different and far more dangerous. Jessie has a secret, and she needs that money for a very good reason. By the time Nina discovers that Jessie is withholding vital information, it might be too late for her client and even for Nina herself. Because somewhere in the darkening Tahoe night, people are dying. A killer is exacting chilling vengeance in a case where the writ of execution has become more than a legal maneuver; it's a death warrant. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryann | 2/15/2014

    " I'll read more of the O'Shaughnessy sisters lawyer Nina books. Great drawing of Lake Tahoe setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mum | 1/4/2014

    " Insider slot machine "win" goes awry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristy | 1/3/2014

    " A fun read if you want something light. These series of books main character is an attorney, have a little suspense and a twist. It's kind of like a Grisham but not nearly as good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 12/20/2013

    " This was a great read. I always enjoy a Nina Reilly novel. In this one, the set of clients who end up needing her law services are especially well drawn. The book becomes as much their story as it does Nina's. And we care. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 10/2/2013

    " Love Nina Reilly...suspenseful "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 9/9/2013

    " I don't remember if I have read anything else by this author, but I really did not get into caring for any of the characters. I tended to mix up some of the men for awhile, which may have influenced me. I got into it in the last couple of chapters. I would not recommend it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 KatMcD | 8/24/2013

    " Book CLub pick. DNF. Got most of the way through. Interesting in parts but too slow in parts to hold interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 5/10/2013

    " When I first started this book I was kind of bored but as I read on it got better. Learned alot about the gambling industry and enjoyed Nina who is a lawyer and Jessie who is her client and won a giant jackpot "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/2/2013

    " I wish I could give this 2 and a half stars. I have read a few books in this series and, while I think the plots are well put together, the writing often leaves something to be desired, particularly the dialogue. This is easy, light reading if you're in the mood for a legal thriller. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amanda Patterson | 1/27/2013

    " How do some authors get published? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennie Hearne | 10/14/2012

    " Another excellent book by O'Shaughnessy. As always, gripping, wondering what is going to happen next and loving the feud between Nina and Reisner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Padgy | 8/29/2012

    " A quick court drama read. I learned some things about the Gaming industry of Nevada. I will never look at a slot machine the same way again... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna Hansen | 4/18/2012

    " One of the best in the Nina Reilly series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kitty | 2/17/2012

    " Long, but held my attention. Complicated "courtroom drama" with lawyer Nina Reilly. Young woman trying to hide from crazy former father-in-law, wins 7 million on a slot machine in Tahoe - and finds she can't run anymore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 1/11/2012

    " Don't like most suspense books, but I really like the Nina Reilly series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maureen | 10/2/2011

    " The writing is clunky. The location is great. I am keeping this book because of the map of the Lake Tahoe area. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 9/18/2011

    " Compelling read....page turner just as this author's books always are. Hard to put down. Glad there's some more to go in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy | 4/29/2011

    " good read, different "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 1/16/2011

    " Do you want to know how a slot machine works, and how this can figure into a murder threat. ? Then this book is for you. More legal maneuvering by Nina Reilly. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 KatMcD | 9/12/2010

    " Book CLub pick. DNF. Got most of the way through. Interesting in parts but too slow in parts to hold interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna | 8/30/2010

    " One of the best in the Nina Reilly series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 8/15/2010

    " When I first started this book I was kind of bored but as I read on it got better. Learned alot about the gambling industry and enjoyed Nina who is a lawyer and Jessie who is her client and won a giant jackpot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 7/28/2010

    " Compelling read....page turner just as this author's books always are. Hard to put down. Glad there's some more to go in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kitty | 11/22/2008

    " Long, but held my attention. Complicated "courtroom drama" with lawyer Nina Reilly. Young woman trying to hide from crazy former father-in-law, wins 7 million on a slot machine in Tahoe - and finds she can't run anymore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 8/25/2008

    " I don't remember if I have read anything else by this author, but I really did not get into caring for any of the characters. I tended to mix up some of the men for awhile, which may have influenced me. I got into it in the last couple of chapters. I would not recommend it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristy | 8/13/2008

    " A fun read if you want something light. These series of books main character is an attorney, have a little suspense and a twist. It's kind of like a Grisham but not nearly as good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 7/9/2008

    " Do you want to know how a slot machine works, and how this can figure into a murder threat. ? Then this book is for you. More legal maneuvering by Nina Reilly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linell | 3/11/2008

    " This is one of the first books in a series of mysteries, featuring a character who's a Lake Tahoe attorney named Nina Reilly. For those who live in California, this series is great, since the locale is famous to our state. Read them all!
    Written by a pair of sisters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mum | 8/29/2007

    " Insider slot machine "win" goes awry. "

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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.