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Breach of Promise
 
 

Breach of Promise [Kindle Edition]

Perri O'Shaughnessy
4.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (19 Kundenrezensionen)

Kindle-Preis: EUR 4,15 Inkl. MwSt. und kostenloser drahtloser Lieferung über Amazon Whispernet

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Kindle Edition EUR 4,15  
Gebundene Ausgabe EUR 17,93  
Taschenbuch EUR 5,80  
Audio CD, Gekürzte Ausgabe, Audiobook EUR 8,54  
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Fans who have been eagerly awaiting the next installment in the Nina Reilly series won't be disappointed by Perri O'Shaughnessy's latest, Breach of Promise. The creator of Invasion of Privacy and Obstruction of Justice has crafted a tale of love and murder gone awry in the material age.

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

Amazon.com

Fans who have been eagerly awaiting the next installment in the Nina Reilly series won't be disappointed by Perri O'Shaughnessy's latest, Breach of Promise. The creator of Invasion of Privacy and Obstruction of Justice has crafted a tale of love and murder gone awry in the material age.

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


Produktinformation

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 1923 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 560 Seiten
  • ISBN-Quelle für Seitenzahl: 044022473X
  • Verlag: Dell (7. Januar 2000)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B000FC1H1Y
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Nicht aktiviert
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  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (19 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #449.869 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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3.0 von 5 Sternen Good . . . and bad 18. September 1999
Format:Taschenbuch
As a lawyer named Nina (and a fan of legal thrillers), I gotta like this series somewhat, but it's also problematic. This book is the first one I read. At first I was beguiled--it's written so you're drawn in quickly--but then you start smacking the side of your head at the goofs this attorney gets herself into. Every lawyer gets sandbagged by a client--clients hate to tell you the bad stuff about themselves--but this one is ridiculous. A lawyer would be more savvy, at least after the first time. But here, every chapter brings a new horrifying revelation about the client. Puh-leeze. Also, I figured out the villain very early.
Worst was the ludicrous dragged-out finale in which the villain tries to kill all the good guys--while endlessly explaining herself. It's the book equivalent of the movie phenomenon noted by Ebert and Siskel--where the dumb villain is kept talking by the hero till the plot is expositioned. If you need a beach book, this is okay, but not great.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Very Good Series, and Getting Better 20. Juli 2000
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
Nina Reilly is a complex, interesting, realistic, and likable character. Jeff Riesner is a devious stuffed shirt you love to hate.
"Motion to Suppress," the first Nina Reilly book, was very good, and each succeeding book has been slightly better than the one before. I am looking forward to "Acts of Malice."
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Breach of Promise 17. Januar 2000
Format:Taschenbuch
This was the second book of O'Shaghnessy's I have read. I really enjoyed the book. The only dislike was the way the jury deliberations was drug out. With this one exception, the book was great. I really enjoyed it. Once you start reading this book, you will not be able to out it down.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Exciting 11. September 1999
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Format:Taschenbuch
This book was really one I didn't want to put down! It was very interesting and full of suspense. You weren't sure which way things were going to go until you got there. I like that it's based in a "glamourous" city, but not someplace like Hollywood. It shows you that the country is full of different types of people even in the small towns of America.
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I enjoyed cheering for the female heroine who manages to prevail against smug, doubting, self-serving males. Mystery, suspense, colorful characters and great scenery; couldn't put this book down! If you love Sue Grafton, you'll love this series!
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I loved rooting for Nina, the scrappy female attorney who constantly goes up against her male adversary in court (a creep of a lawyer you love to hate.) Great backdrops, colorful characters, and most of all mystery and suspense without the sleaze that other authors feel they must resort to, to sell a book today.
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Format:Taschenbuch
I've read all four Nina Reilly books. I thought this had the potential for a great story, but the trial was very erratic and somewhat slow. The pace picks up at the end but its not a very believable chase scene. However, the story still makes good for light summer reading, and Nina Reilly is an enjoyably leading character who always wins but never seems to get ahead.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen My first book by Perri O'Shaughnessy 12. August 1999
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Format:Taschenbuch
this is my first book I read by them and I can honestly saythat it will not be the last. What a book this is. Great plottingthroughout. Great job by two masters of crime fiction.
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