Presumption of Death - Nina Reilly, Bk 9 Author:Perri O'Shaughnessy Attorney Nina Reilly needs a fresh start. In three years as a sole practitioner, she's taken on some of Lake Tahoe's most controversial cases and has turned her struggling one-woman law firm into a thriing practice. Now she's ready to sort out her complex relationship with P. I. Paul van Wagoner, so she heads to Carmel Valley. — Within days, Nina... more » feels the heat, as new wealth and old families collide in the idyllic California sunshine.
Two suspicious fires ravage the forest. A third fatal blaze gets the authorities interested in gentle Wish Whitefeather, Paul's protege, son of Sandy, her assistant. The dead man's one of Wish's old cronies from youth. He hated change in the Valley.
Nina and Paul dig into a community steeped in secrets and rage, a tangled history between two men, and a killer with dark, wrenching motives.« less