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Palimony--birds do it, bees do it, Liberace's heirs do it, and so do Mike and Lindy Markov. When Mike falls for Rachel, a young and beautiful vice president at Markov Enterprises, he tells Lindy (his companion and business partner of many years) that their relationship is over, leaving her, in effect, to go soak her head in one of the Markov Super Spas they've invented and sold to countless arthritics. Desperate to retain her fair share of their $250 million fortune, Lindy hires Nina to pursue a palimony suit against Mike, tempting her with an enormous percentage if they win their case.
O'Shaughnessy thus leads into the deceptively simple, deeply disturbing philosophical conundrum around which she weaves her tale of intrigue: What would you--what would anyone--do for money? As Nina pursues her case, O'Shaughnessy tests the boundaries of traditional courtroom-drama fiction by playing with the conventions of narrative form, but she remains true to the genre's ethic of devious surprises and fast-paced action.
Granted, Nina is a lawyer rather than a private investigator, and her smooth style bears little resemblance to, say, the sardonic goofiness of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, but she may strike a chord with fans of Sara Paretsky's Chicago sleuth, V.I. Warshawski. Both Nina and V.I. cling stubbornly to their independence and sense of fairness as they wage battle against institutionalized forces of greed; and both O'Shaughnessy and Paretsky use engaging characters, tight plotting, and clever dialogue to lure their readers into wrestling with legal and moral dilemmas. --Kelly Flynn --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This book by O'Shaughnessy was a good read. I could tell that it was not going to turn out like it appeared to because there were too many pages left in the book and wondered what... Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Robert Ewbank
I enjoyed the book but didn't like the ending. The lawyer deserved something for all the work she did and money she put into the case plus finding out what happened to the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by RG
I read all the Perri O'Shaughnessy books years ago... This one was like a date with an old friend. Familiar characters & a great story.Published 7 months ago by linda berkley
All of their stories keep you waiting until the end. Always different things going on and good reading!!!! Great Books!!! Such a good lawyer, this gal...Published 9 months ago by swtr
Perri did it again. Loved this book! Can't wait for the next one!Published 9 months ago by D. Martin
Clunky ... more than slightly unbelievable. Plot and characters that scream TV!!!!! Problem is ... none of the characters are likable or believable Nina is possibly the dumbest... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mark R. Jones
Nina Reilly is one of the first characters I ever started reading about several years ago. Love her character always a great ending for allPublished 11 months ago by Paula Scardina
I've enjoyed all of Perri O'Shaughnessy's books and this one is not an exception. This is the fourth book in a series so you may want to read the previous books before you read... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Bea
I had promised myself I would read this series in order. Unfortunately though, the library didn't have Obstruction of Justice (#3) and I just can't wait to read another Nina... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Barbara J. Mitchell