Author O'Shaughnessy's Book
Invasion of Privacy
One year after almost being killed while trying a case, Nina Reilly again returns to the courtroom, although she no longer practices criminal law. Instead she's handling a pretty routine invasion of privacy suit in which a filmmaker, Terry London, who made a film about a girl who'd disappeared fifteen years earlier, is being sued by the girl's family. Everything is pretty normal until Terry London is brutally murdered, and Kurt, the father of Nina's son,...
Keeper of the Keys
A talented but depressed architect who is the primary suspect in the disappearance of his wife sets out to not only find her but solve deeply troubling questions about his own past. Ray Jackson is a gifted architect whose reputation has just taken off but he has severe emotional problems stemming from a nomadic, secretive childhood. He has been building models of the many house he lived in as a child, hoping to help himself remember his past. His wife Le...
Motion To Suppress
Nina Reilly is a promising young attorney, working for a firm in San Francisco, when unexpectedly she is fired, and her marriage falls apart. Nina, and her son Bobby move to Tahoe where they must live with Nina's brother, Matt, and his family, while Nina attempts to set up a legal practice. One of Nina's first clients is Misty Patterson, a young woman seeking a divorce. It seems like a simple case, until Misty's husband is murdered, and Misty is arrested...
Move to Strike
Nina Reilly, an attorney in Tahoe, agrees to represent her son's best friend, Nikki Zack (an anti-social, angry, young, poverty-stricken girl) who witnesses saw leaving the scene of the vicious murder of the wealthy uncle who cheated her mother. Nina Reilly is an attorney who opened her own practice in Tahoe after being fired from a high powered San Francisco law firm and found that the small town is anything but sleepy as she takes on and wins case afte...
Obstruction of Justice
Attorney Nina Reilly is out hiking one day with her friend and colleague Collier Hallowell when a sudden storm hits. Nina and Collier take shelter, but they witness a man, Ray DeBeers, die after being struck by lightnening. For Collier the accident brings back painful memories of his wife's death three years earlier. Anna Hallowell had been killed by a hit and run driver. Meanwhile, Ray DeBeers' father, Quentin, believes (despite all evidence to the cont...
Presumption of Death
Delacorte, August 2003, 24.95, 392 pp.
After years of pursuit, Nina Reilly finally realizes she loves Paul and is willing to see where their relationship will take them. She moves out of her home on Lake Tahoe, rents out her law practice, and moves into Paul's place in Carmel. Nina's former assistant Sandi's son Wish accompanies them because he is working during the summer for Paul in his private investigative business and is li...
Unfit To Practice
Delacorte, August 2002, 24.95, 422 pp.
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...
Unlucky In Law
Delacorte, Jul 2004 25.00, 376 pp.
Attorney Nina Reilly moved from Tahoe to Carmel, California to spend time with her lover, private investigator Paul van Wagoner to see if they can make it. As Paul offers her diamonds and great sex, her mentor whom she once clerked for, Klaus Pohlmann, a terrific trial lawyer, asks for her help in court. However, Klaus is not what he once was as his mind wanders with his colleagues at Pohlmann...
Writ Of Execution
Delacorte, Jul 2001, 24.95, 405 pp.
Lake Tahoe attorney Nina Reilly takes on cases that other lawyers reject, yet wins most of them. She hopes her current streak continues with client Jessie Potter, the winner of a seven million-dollar slot machine pay out.
Jessica wants no publicity because she fears her father-in-law will find her, a person who made her life miserable. He had and still has the power to destroy her....