Nina Reilly is back in Lake Tahoe after finally splitting
up with her on-again-off-again lover, Paul. Settling into
work and dealing with her teenage son, Bob, should be
enough chaos in her life. But when her cute, friendly
masseuse, Chelsi, talks about needing some legal help, Nina
is pulled into a tension-filled case that will involve
murder, math and...of course, mayhem.
Elliott is a brilliant mathematician who, along with two
fellow students, witnessed a murder. But they weren't
supposed to be where they were, so the students high-tailed
it out of town, not staying to be witnesses. Now, this
attorney (Nina) is trying to draw him back to the case, and
Elliott's world is being shaken.
As with all of the Nina Riley books, there's an intriguing
plot weaving through CASE OF LIES and pulling the reader
deeper into the book with every page turned. An interesting
twist to this book is the entry of Bob's real father, Kurt.
Could there be an old romance rekindling there? You'll
enjoy this smart legal thriller!
For Nina Reilly, the mountain town of Lake Tahoe is home.
It’s where she forged a successful career as a tough,
resourceful attorney–and raised her teenage son, Bob, alone.
Back from a stint in Monterey, where her love life took a
tumble, Nina has returned to her Tahoe law office with her
old friends Sandy Whitefeather and Sandy’s son, Wish. It
isn’t long before she has a new client whose wife was shot
and killed during a casino-district robbery two years
before. The police have no suspects, and the robbery
victims, three students, lied about their identities and are
hiding outside California and the reach of the court.Two of
the witnesses have fled to a village not far from the home
of Bob’s father, Kurt Scott, in Germany. As Nina tries to
unravel the mystery of one violent Tahoe night, a harrowing
journey begins–one that takes her from the dark underworld
of Tahoe’s casinos to the halls of a prestigious East Coast
university to Europe and an emotional reunion with Kurt.
As old feelings are rekindled, Nina’s case turns violent.
Everyone has something to hide–the brilliant but unstable
mathematics student who has made an astonishing discovery,
the owner of a motel where the shooting took place, and the
shooter, who has turned the whole case into a gigantic lie.