Unlucky in Law
By (author) Perri O'Shaughnessy
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Unlucky in Law by Perri O'Shaughnessy
Book DescriptionIn California, if a person is convicted of two serious crimes and is then found guilty of any subsequent crime, he or she is automatically subject to a prison sentence of twenty-five years to life. This is called the Third Strike law. Nina Reilly's new case is difficult from the start: her young client is facing his Third Strike, and stands accused of grave robbingand of killing the fresh corpse found on top of the coffin. He insists he is innocent of both crimes, and claims he was hired to dig up the grave of Constantin Zhukovsky, who, according to his headstone, was once 'Page to the Tsar'. But who is Zhukovsky, and could he possibly have a connection to the Russian royal family, murdered during the revolution? The sudden disappearance of his bones causes further problems for Nina, and her client's denial is on shaky ground when the murder victim turns out to be one of his classmates. With her client remaining tight-lipped about why he was at Zhukovsky's grave and evidence piling up against him, Nina's got a tough battle aheadone that stretches from the law courts and classrooms of modern-day California, to the intrigues of the Russian Revolution
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780749935382
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Imprint: Piatkus Books
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 29-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Perri O'Shaughnessy
Show No Fear, Paperback (August 2014)
This fascinating prequel to the Nina Reilly novels takes readers back to Nina's first murder investigation--the case that ignites her passionate commitment to fighting for justice. After a woman falls to her death off a bridge near Big Sur, police call it an accident. Nina is sure it is murder.
Dreams of the Dead, Paperback (August 2014)
O'Shaughnessy delivers a riveting new Nina Reilly novel set in Lake Tahoe, in which Nina is drawn into a deadly scheme . . . and uncovers a terrifying secret she thought was buried.
Case of Lies, Hardback (August 2005)
Back from a stint in Monterey, where her love life took a tumble, Nina Reilly has returned to her South Lake Tahoe law office. Two years earlier, the wife of a new client had been killed during a casino-district robbery. The police still have no suspects.
Unlucky in Law, Hardback (July 2004)» View all books by Perri O'Shaughnessy
In California, if a person is convicted of two serious crimes and is then found guilty of any subsequent crime, he or she is automatically subject to a prison sentence of twenty-five years to life. This is called the Third Strike law. Nina Reilly's new case is difficult from the start: her young client is facing his Third Strike.
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Author Biography - Perri O'Shaughnessy
Perri O'Shaugnessy is the pen name for two sisters, Pamela and Mary O'Shaughnessy. Pamela graduated from Harvard Law School and was a trial lawyer for sixteen years. Mary is a former editor and writer for multimedia projects. Visit them at www.perio.com.
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