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Fans who have been eagerly awaiting the next installment in the Nina Reilly series won't be disappointed by Perri O'Shaughnessy's latest,Breach of Promise. The creator ofInvasion of Privacy andObstruction of Justice has crafted a tale of love and murder gone awry in the material age.
Palimony--birds do it, bees do it, Liberace's heirs do it, and so do Mike and Lindy Markov. When Mike falls for Rachel, a young and beautiful vice president at Markov Enterprises, he tells Lindy (his companion and business partner of many years) that their relationship is over, leaving her, in effect, to go soak her head in one of the Markov Super Spas they've invented and sold to countless arthritics. Desperate to retain her fair share of their $250 million fortune, Lindy hires Nina to pursue a palimony suit against Mike, tempting her with an enormous percentage if they win their case.
O'Shaughnessy thus leads into the deceptively simple, deeply disturbing philosophical conundrum around which she weaves her tale of intrigue: What would you--what would anyone--do for money? As Nina pursues her case, O'Shaughnessy tests the boundaries of traditional courtroom-drama fiction by playing with the conventions of narrative form, but she remains true to the genre's ethic of devious surprises and fast-paced action.
Granted, Nina is a lawyer rather than a private investigator, and her smooth style bears little resemblance to, say, the sardonic goofiness of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, but she may strike a chord with fans of Sara Paretsky's Chicago sleuth, V.I. Warshawski. Both Nina and V.I. cling stubbornly to their independence and sense of fairness as they wage battle against institutionalized forces of greed; and both O'Shaughnessy and Paretsky use engaging characters, tight plotting, and clever dialogue to lure their readers into wrestling with legal and moral dilemmas.--Kelly Flynn
Their best work of legal fiction ever! This is the best work by Perri ever! I was very entertained while4 I was reading it! Pam and Mary did their research very well to come up with winner. I tell you that I could not put this bestseller down! I have read everything this author has out and I am in the middle of raeding the 10th book. It is well plotted. Don't read this book at night you will lose time and it is not a great thing to do.
Wrong, wrong, wrong This book is wrong in almost everything it says, for example: In the trial of Mike and Lindy the jury SUPPOSE that Lindy lie when she said that she wanted to marry with Mike, but Nina proof that mike made perjury in middle of the process, and all the jury were against Lindy because she is a liar. The jury waste three days to take a decision, and then happened a "little" problem and when the judge make another jury they have their decision in three hours. The worst of all the book, Paul, the boyfriend of Nina, he attacks her on the judgment, when the judgment ends, Paul investigates what happened with that "little" problem in the jury and he knows that if he does that Nina will lose everything she has, why he did that? At the end of the book, what happened to Mike and Lindy is pathetic, but that Nina still loves Paul even if he left her is more than pathetic.The best ever in the series. This was my favorite book by Oshaughnessy. A great story. Loved the climax. A wonderfully well executed story. Don't miss your chance to read this one.