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Hardcover Unfit to Practice Book

ISBN: 0385334842

ISBN13: 9780385334846

Unfit to Practice

(Book #8 in the Nina Reilly Series)

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It's the moment every attorney fears most...one careless moment that threatens careers, reputations, lives. For Nina Reilly, it will change everything--and ignite a case where her own clients are witnesses against her...and where the defendant is Nina herself. As an attorney championing desperate people, Nina Reilly has skirted the edges of legal ethics in pursuit of a just result, but she has never before broken the rule of absolute protection of...

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5 ratings

A MUST read page-turner.

Nina Reilly, attorney and single mom, is in the middle of an ugly custody battle when an unspeakable crime is committed against her. A crime every lawyer fears, very sensitive case files are stolen.During a powerful storm, Nina forgets to lock her truck, in the morning her truck is gone and so are the files of clients she is currently working on. Among the files is that of Kevin and Lisa Cruz, a custody battle that holds many secrets, some of which lurk in Nina's past. As Nina prepares for her cases she can't help but fear the worst...her clients inner-most secrets being revealed.Nina's fears become reality as her clients reputations start being destroyed, and before long people begin to die.With the help of her ex-husband Jack, and her current boyfriend, private investigator, Paul Wagoner, Nina must defend her reputation and the chance of disbarment, while trying to stop a madman set out to destroy Nina's clients, as well as Nina herself.`Unfit To Practice' is another great entry in the Nina Reilly series. The carefully constructed plot centers around the missing files but various sub-plots are thrown in to keep readers turning the pages. The plot never becomes confusing or boring, and Nina Reilly is such a genuine character the reader can't help but to feel for her. With never a dull moment `Unfit To Practice' is a tense page-turner that deserves to be read in one sitting.Perri O'Shaughnessy (a pen name for two sisters) have been churning out best-sellers for years, and this series just gets stronger with each new novel. While many authors have a hard time juggling various plots in their novels O'Shaughnessy handles it with a steady hand, keeping everything interesting and boiling until you reach the explosive climax. Fans of fast paced legal thrillers should dive into this one, and then go back and read any of the previous in the series they may have missed.Nick Gonnella

Excellent!

Fast-paced and compelling, "Unfit to Practice" is a tour de force by the O'Shaughnessy sisters. The plot is interesting, intriguing and full of surprising twists. From its easy flow to its imaginative descriptions, the writing is elegant and mature and the story is terrific.When Nina Reilly finds herself burned by a legal disaster that may lead to her disbarment, she rises - like the proverbial phoenix - renewed, refreshed and refocused. In this 8th installment, Nina is at her personal and professional best as she fights to save her practice and unravel the mystery of who is trying to destroy her even as she puts her past behind her and moves forward into the future with her friend and lover, Paul van Wagoner. A page-turner from start to finish, this latest Nina Reilly mystery is sure to please old fans and new readers alike.Although I've read and enjoyed all of the Perri O'Shaughnessy novels, I absolutely loved everything about this book and would rank it as my favorite.

strong legal thriller

After years of struggling, attorney Nina Reilly has established a very good practice on the California side of Lake Tahoe. She has gotten innocent clients off and is currently being courted by a very big corporate law firm. Everything is going great until the September night that Nina brings the case files home and forgets to bring them into the house.When she goes to get them the next day, her car is stolen and her files with them. They contain information that can hurt Nina's clients and somebody is using them to do just that. While Nina and her significant other Paul are trying to do damage control, one of her clients sets in motion before the bar to have her licensed revoked. The lawyer needs an attorney steeped in the ways of the California Bar and Paul finds the expert: Nina's ex-husband.The latest installment in the Nina Reilly series is fascinating because the audience gets to see another side of the feisty lawyer when she is on the defensive in her professional life. The mystery about who is out to destroy Nina is cleverly done and believable because the perpetrator's motives ring genuine. Readers who like legal thrillers that are fit to read will want to pick up novel rather quickly.Harriet Klausner

The moment every attorney fears most....

If you enjoy legal thrillers, this is one not to miss. Having read every one written by the sisters O'Shaughnessy and being a real Nina Reilly fan, I couldn't wait for this one to arrive. It is an exciting story, with the attorney now as the defendent herself. I finished it today and now have a year to wait to see what adventures Nina will have now that she moved to Carmel.You want to read all of the books written by these authors.

Another Fine Legal Thriller

In this excellent addition to the Nina Reilly series, Nina finds her career and her life threatened by a clever but unknown foe. Stolen files that lead to confidential information being revealed cause clients to call upon the California bar to act against Nina. Aided by her lover and long-time investigator, Paul van Wagoner, and also by her lawyer ex-husband, Jack McIntyre, Nina must defend herself against charges that she is "unfit to practice" law. "Unfit to Practice," like previous books in the series, is a drama that builds from the first page to the last. A wonderfully drawn cast of characters, great courtroom scenes, and a slam-bang climax leave you well-satisfied and waiting to see how Nina will rebuild her life and her career in the next book.
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