Unlucky in Law

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Perri O'Shaughnessy

Narrated By: Laural Merlington

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: September 2004

Duration: 12 hours 16 minutes

Summary:

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 twenty-five 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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  • Jean

    This story takes place in Monterey and Carmel California. I always enjoy Nina Reilly series as it takes place in the area that I live or have visited. Makes the story so much more interesting when you have walked the streets and drove the hiways. O'Shaughnessy always has a fast paced story with unexpected turns that makes it hard to leave the story and go into work.

  • Nanette

    I really enjoyed this book. Didn't guess the ending at all..which I loved. This book kept me wanting to find places to have to drive to just so I could continue listening. Don't know why others didn't like this. I love this author and am on the hunt for more of her work.

  • Anonymous

    I thought it was a great story fun to try and stay ahead of.

  • Anonymous

    Another disappointment. The author's early books were much better than the fluff she's turning out now.

  • Anonymous

    I work in a law office so this was an easy listen for me and the Young Lady/Older attorney relationship was a laugh as I work with a father/daughter team.