An attorney and single mother, Nina Reilly runs her one-woman law practice in South Lake Tahoe, balancing compassion and cunning with a passion for justic. But Nina is wholly unprepared for her latest client - sixteen-yearr-old Nicole Zack, a rebel, a thief, and the best friend of Nina's teenage son, Bod. Did Nikki steal something from her uncle, a prominent plastic surgeon, and then kill him with an ancient samurai sword? The district attorney is trying Nikki as an adult and the charge is first degree murder. With the stakes this high, Nina calls in private investigator Paul Van Wagoner, her ex-lover and constant ally, whose bravado conceals a troubling personal secret. As Paul investigates the eerily coincidental death of the surgeon's son - -killed in a plane crash the same night his father was murdered - Nina sorts throughthe twisting lies surronding Nikki, uncoverin a bitter struggle over a mining claim.
Another great read. These girls can write! I love the suspense and the story line keeps me guessing until the last page!