A good story that had me guessing and fooled me at the end. In telling the tale, the authors wrote a great deal about math functions and prime numbers--and it always amazes me that they can research and speak so authoratively about the subject. But the real question is, who done it? And it was not whom you might suspect. Setting is Lake Tahoe mostly, with a quick trip to Germany. This was a good read about a gutsy female attorney who does not give up.
These sisters are on my favorites list. Very enjoyable
Having returned to Lake Tahoe after a stint in Califorina--where her love life took a tumble--Nina Reilly is getting back to work, investigating an unsolved murder that happened outside a Tahoe casino two years before. As she tries to unravel the mystery of that brutal 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 Scott, the father of her teenage son.
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...
Card counting in casinos, a shooting with a mathematics student at the core of the hunt for the shooter, and Nina reuniting with the father of her son. A good read, not their greatest.
11th in the Nina Reilly series. Excellent as usual. A must read if you like Nina Reilly
I loved it.
Nina returns to Tahoe and becomes involved in an old murder that takes her Europe and a reunion with Kurt.
Bk 11 In the Nina Reilly series.
Very enjoyable book, as long as you skip over the lengthy passages on mathematical hypotheses
Just okay.. had a hard time finishing this one.. although the end was quite surprising..
Nina Reilly is investigating a cold case in Tahoe that involves casinos, a university, a brilliant but unstable math student & the shooter.
I always love O'Shaughnessy books. Think I've read every one.
This is yet another chapter in Nina Reilly's life and allows you to see more of her history with Kurt Scott, the father of her son.
Great to see Nina back in Tahoe!
Very good Nina Reilly mystery. I've read them all and this was a good one!
This is a must read. The ongoing troubles with Nina Reilly and her family. This takes her from Tahoe to Germany and other states. But in the end she solves the murder in her own way.
latest in series starring Nina Reilly. The father of her son features largely in this book, she has broken up with Paul who has moved on to another girlfriend. Strong plot, although a little heavy handed on the mathematics...which is part of the storyline. Highly recommended.
It seems like I start most of my reviews with the phrase"I loved". But Peri O"Shaughnessy has been one of my favorite authors since I read the first Nina O Reilly book. Another winner. Just a thought, I think Sandra Bullock would make a good Nina, if they ever made a movie.
Really like nina Reilly and this book is 1 of the better written books by O'Shaugnessy
GOOD READ PLENTY OF TWISTS AND TURNS IN THE PLOT
O'Shaughnessy's most ambitious and best to date ~ really takes you on a ride that leaves you breathless.
Attorney and single mom Nina O'Reilly is back in South Lake Tahoe after breaking off a long relationship. Her current client is a heartbroken man whose wife was killed by a stray bullet during a robbery. The robbery victims - who didn't stay around to testify -were three MIT grad students who have the numbers skills to beat blackjack at the casinos. There is a sometimes overwhelming amount of esoteric trivia about pure mathematics in this story, a lot of which I think could have been ommitted without damaging the plot or the character development. Elliott is a weird guy; we get it... I've read most of the 'Nina' series, so it was fun to see where she might be going next in her sometimes chaotic life, but parts of this seemed clumsy, and depended on unlikely coincidences. The Perri O'Shaughnessy sister team has done better.
From the back of the book: Having returned to Lake Tahoe after a stint in California...where her love life took a tumble...Nina Reilly is getting back to work, investigating an unsolved murder that happened outside a Tahoe casino two years before. As she tried to unravel the mystery of that brutal 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 Scott, the father of her teenage son.
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...
From Publishers Weekly: "A math genius, a tough courtroom adversary and an even tougher judge make the 11th legal thriller in the Nina Reilly series (Unlucky in Law, etc.) the most intriguing yet. Back in Lake Tahoe, Nina gets her next case from a masseuse whose aunt was killed during a motel robbery. Unless Nina acts, the lawsuit filed against the Ace High Lodge will be dismissed, as no one has been able to locate the witnesses. Reluctant to call on ex-lover PI Paul van Wagoner for help, Nina hires her assistant's PI son, Wish, who discovers that the witnesses are MIT students with a sideline counting cards. While the old case takes on new life, people connected to it are threatened and worse. O'Shaughnessy (lawyer Pamela and editor Mary O'Shaughnessy) takes the reader inside the beautiful mind of emotionally immature, occasionally delusional, quantitatively inspired Elliott Wakefield as he solves equations, cares for his father and plays blackjack. In thrillers as in math proofs, neatness counts. Here, the Internet and national security bring Elliott's story to an almost too-neat conclusion, while Nina ingeniously solves the problem of replacing Paul in her personal life. As always, O'Shaughnessy keeps legal procedure straight, language crisp and plot consistently absorbing." Copyright © Reed Business Information
Very good book....kept me on my toes....
No one writes legal suspense like Perri OShaughnessy. Blending powerful human drama with legal thrills, mystery, humor, and unforgettable characters, the New York Times bestselling author has created a uniquely entertaining series of novels centered around lawyer and single mother Nina Reilly. Now, in a masterful new novel, Ninas investigation into an unsolved murder takes her on a dark journey strewn with old crimes, bitter truths, and heart-stopping danger.
For Nina Reilly, the mountain town of Lake Tahoe is home. Its where she forged a successful career as a tough, resourceful attorneyand 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 Sandys son, Wish. It isnt 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 Bobs father, Kurt Scott, in Germany. As Nina tries to unravel the mystery of one violent Tahoe night, a harrowing journey beginsone that takes her from the dark underworld of Tahoes casinos to the halls of a prestigious East Coast university to Europe and an emotional reunion with Kurt.
An O.K. read. Not one of Perry O'Shaughnessy's best. too much mathematic detail for the adverage reader. 3 stars
Oh, I love these authors...they write suspense and keep your interest throughout!
Another awesome Nina Reilly novel, with a very interesting twist at the end!