Acts of Malice

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Acts of Malice

By Perri O'Shaughnessy

Island, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440225812, 480pp.

Publication Date: June 13, 2000


The New York Times bestselling Nina Reilly novels have dazzled both readers and critics with their crackling blend of legal suspense and taut human drama. Now Perri O'Shaughnessy, hailed as "smart", "gripping", and "complex" by the San Francisco Chronicle, brings us her best--and most explosive--Nina Reilly novel yet.

Amid the sparkling snow-swept mountains of Lake Tahoe, Nina Reilly has made a home, juggling the demands of her one-woman law practice and raising a teenage son alone. Now Nina has taken on a case that will threaten everything she holds dear, drawing her into a tangled web of loyalties and alliances within one of Lake Tahoe's most prominent families. Her client: a man accused of murdering his own brother--on the ski slopes of Tahoe. The law says Nina must give Jim Strong the best possible defense. But Strong's family has turned violently against him, and suddenly Nina is at the center of the storm. As she works a flawed and troubling case and gets swept into an unexpected love affair, the two sides of Nina's life come crashing the ultimate act of malice.

About the Author
Perri O'Shaughnessy is the pen name for sisters Mary and Pamela O Shaughnessy, who both live in California. They are the authors of eleven bestselling Nina Reilly novels as well as a collection of short crime fiction, Sinister Shorts."

Praise For Acts of Malice

"Will keep you turning the pages into the night....Pleasantly twisty...[a] wham-bam, heart-racing climax."—USA Today

"[O'Shaughnessy's] best courtroom thriller to date." —Kirkus Reviews