Synopses & Reviews
New York Times
bestselling author Perri O'Shaughnessy takes the courtroom thriller to breathtaking new heights in Move to Strike
, a page-turning masterpiece of suspense that brings back attorney Nina Reilly, hailed by critics as "one of the most interesting heroines in legal thrillers today" (San Jose Mercury News
Nina Reilly thought she'd seen it all. An attorney and single mother, Nina isn't afraid to tackle the toughest cases and trickiest defenses. But she is wholly unprepared for her latest client—sixteen-year-old Nicole Zack, rebel, thief, and best friend of Nina's teenage son, Bob.
Did Nikki steal something from her uncle, a prominent plastic surgeon, then kill him in cold blood? To find out, Nina calls in Paul van Wagoner, a P.I. and ex-lover whose bravado conceals a troubling personal secret.
As Paul investigates the eerily coincidental death of the surgeon's son— killed in a plane crash the same night his father was murdered—Nina sorts through the twisting lies surrounding Nikki, uncovering a seething mystery, some enraged former patients, and two very old crimes.
Finally, Nina must confront the central question she must answer in order to save her client: What did Nikki really see the night of her uncle's murder?
Attorney Nina Reilly represents Nicole Zack, her teenage son's best friend, when Nikki is accused of killing her plastic surgeon uncle. Nina calls in P.I. Paul van Wagoner, who investigates the coincidental death of the surgeon's son--killed in a plane crash the night his father was murdered. Nina sorts through the lies surrounding Nikki, uncovering a seething mystery.
About the Author
Perri O'Shaughnessy is the pen name for two sisters, Pamela and Mary O'Shaughnessy, who live in Hawaii and California, respectively. Pamela graduated from Harvard Law School and was a trial lawyer for sixteen years. Mary is a former editor and writer for multimedia projects. They are the authors of six other Nina Reilly novels: Motion to Suppress, Invasion of Privacy, Obstruction of Justice, Breach of Promise, Acts of Malice, and Writ of Execution. Readers can contact Perri O'Shaughnessy at firstname.lastname@example.org.