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Nina has just received a last-minute call from her old boss and mentor in Monterey County, California, where she is enjoying the breathtaking scenery and spending time with her boyfriend, P.I. Paul van Wagoner. Klaus Pohlmann is in desperate straits and begs Nina to take over a seemingly unwinnable case: A luckless two-time felon named Stefan Wyatt has robbed a grave and made off with the long-buried bones of a Russian émigré. When he is caught and arrested, further devastating evidence found in the grave suggests that Stefan is guilty of a far more deadly crime.

A young woman, a classmate of Stefan's, has been killed, and he is accused of her murder. Now, as a result of California's Third Strike law, Wyatt is looking at 25 years to life whether he's convicted of grand theft or murder. Either way, he's in big trouble.

With her client's blood DNA found in the dead woman's apartment, Nina faces an uphill battle. Suspecting that her hapless client has been set up, Nina brings in a brilliant forensic pathologist who comes up with a startling theory about the case that could rewrite a crucial page of European history. As the evidence mounts against Nina's client, Paul launches his own investigation into the shadowy past of the two-decades-old skeleton. But long-held secrets nearly get him killed and reveal a more insidious evil at work - and an extraordinary story dating back to tsarist Russia and the Romanov court. As Wyatt edges closer to the unluckiest verdict of his young life, Nina makes an astounding discovery that just might save her client - or expose a killer who could bury them all.

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Good story.

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 character is Sandy. I laugh out loud every time she speaks.

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Love these books!

I am an over the road truck driver, Listening to audio books is a great way to make the miles melt away. I have been hooked on the Nina Reily Series since my very first one. They are real cliffhangers that keep you guessing right up to the end. The reader has a great voice that entertains and doesn't put you to sleep.

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BORING

Put me to sleep - only finished it to follow Nina Reilly - on to Case of Lies