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Writ of Execution: A Novel (Nina Reilly) (original 2001; edição 2002)

por Perri O'Shaughnessy (Autor)

Séries: Nina Reilly (7)

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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.… (mais)
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Título:Writ of Execution: A Novel (Nina Reilly)
Autores:Perri O'Shaughnessy (Autor)
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  mitabird | Jun 10, 2018 |
The story is set primarily around the Lake Tahoe region, although a small but important part of the story takes place in Oahu, Hawaii. Both places are evoked well in the writing. There are some very nice maps on the inside covers of the books for those who are unfamiliar with the Lake Tahoe region. This is the 7th of a series of novels that features attorney Nina Reilly, although it is the first one that I read. I felt no disadvantage in reading this without a prior history in the series, however. There is a good cast of characters, mostly off-beat ones, although we do get the snakey lawyer Jeff Riesner as one of the main nemeses of the story, primarily regarding his conflicts of interest and antagonism towards Nina Reilly, both personally and in the courtroom. He’s the kind of guy who give lawyers a bad name, whereas Nina is the kind who should give lawyers a good one.

The primary storyline revolves around a young self-sufficient, but very poor woman who thinks she is being stalked and goes into a casino looking to lose her pursuer and hits a huge jackpot. She tries to keep her identity hidden because she is being hunted by her ex-father-in-law who holds her responsible for the death of his son. The book tells several tales within the construct of the larger story and I found them all interesting, involving and entertaining. The gaming/gambling industry isn’t portrayed in a good light, particularly with regard to slot machines and the detrimental effect gambling has on members of society. It doesn’t really get preachy however, just tells the tale and let you form your own opinions. The last part of the book mostly centers on the courtroom drama as Nina fights against the odds to resolve questions and protect her client as best she can against the ominous “Writ of Execution” entered against her. It has a good, satisfying ending. ( )
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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.

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