This is part of a series, and you can start in any order you wish. I' found a few of these before, but this is my first audible book. I love the nar..Show More »rator, I love the authors' styles of writing. I'd recommend these books to anyone who loves thrillers and great suspense
This was an inexpensive audio so I was reluctant to purchase it. I was pleasantly surprised. The plot is interesting with several subplots (or what..Show More » I call perpendicular plots) which add to the overall interest of the story. Very good character development,more than adequate setting description and a very good reader makes this audio better than most. Although I prefer darker mysteries , this one, though a little on the light side, is worth a listen.
Lindy Markov appears at the law office of Nina Reilly, requesting her representation. She needed legal representation to protect her interest in Marko..Show More »v Enterprises. The Markov Enterprises was worth approximately $200,000,000. Mike Markov had a lawyer, Jeffrey Reasoner, who had told Lindy, that Markov Enterprises, belonged to Mike Markov and she was not entitled to any compensation.
The fact that Lindy Markov was not married to Mike Markov came as a jolting revelation of which Nina was not aware. Nina turned toward Lindy and as calmly as possible wanted to know why she had not given Nina this most vital information. Nina explained that California law stated that when couples married and for some reason needed to get divorced, the proceeds of their estates were divided down the middle. However, since Lindy and Mike had never been married, she was not entitled to any monetary compensation.
Lindy was referred to as Mrs. Markov, signed her name, Mrs. Lindy Markov and was, in all intents and purposes, Mrs. Markov. She and Mike had lived together for 20 years. Mike had always signed all needed signatures himself. Lindy was assured that he and Lindy would get married. Mike had been married once and had been cheated out of the share of his money. Therefore, this time he was insuring that he would definitely be in control and not lose anything. Supposedly, Lindy believed Mike when he promised marriage and besides that, she said that she loved him.
Lindy, in order to inspire Nina to represent her, was offered 10% of the money rewarded to Lindy. Money, being the great motivator, pushed Nina forward and she accepted the challenge. There would be a lot of money required to even start an investigation. The main thread that would go into the defense for Lindy would be the many contributions she had instituted in order to boost Mike's success. Lindy knew how to increase the intake of money towards the business by having thought up and followed through with new ideas. Lindy was the brains behind, Markov Enterprises. She knew all about Markov Enterprises, from start to finish.
There were quite a few positions that needed to be filled which would help Lindy to win. These people would also benefit from the amount of money won.
I did not figure out the mystery until the end of the book. The book was an easy listen and moved along without dragging. The narrator did a good job which always helps to move a story along. I don't think I'd want to read this book a second time. There were no special moments that made me want to laugh or cry. I would have to say that the book was a good mystery. The plot was consistent. There was no real depth to any of the characters. I don't know when I purchased this book. Therefore, I don't know what I paid for it. I did finish the book on my first try and I wasn't disappointed.
Usually I give this series a 5, however I found this book a little wordy. I love that until the end of the story it is all a mystery. My favorite cha..Show More »racter is Sandy. I laugh out loud every time she speaks.
It has been sometime since I have read an O’Shaughnessy book. I enjoyed the Nina Reilly series. This apparently is the last book in the series and w..Show More »as released in 2011.
In this book Nina and Bob age 15, are living in Lake Tahoe. Jim Strong is back. He is a killer who killed his wife Heidi, his younger brother Alex and Nina’s husband Collier. Jim is also accused of embezzling over a million dollars from the Resort. This was all covered in the book “Acts of Malice.” Nina is contacted my Philip Strong (Jim’s father) to help in a court case in the sale of the Ski Resort. The company attorney does not appear in court cases and suggested Nina. Jim apparently has hired a local attorney to act for him to obtain his share of the sale of the Resort. He is hiding from the police in Brazil. But Nina has questions—Jim Strong is supposed to be dead –is he? If he is dead someone is committing fraud in attempting to claim his share of the sale. Two women are murdered and Nina wonders if the cases are all connected.
The author can weave an exciting story that twists and turns as it interweaves various plots. O’Shaughnessy can keep me guessing all the way to the end of the story. The author is the master of legal thrillers.
I do hope the author will continue with the Nina Reilly series. January LaVoy does a good job narrating the story.