Lake Tahoe attorney Nina Reillys new case is a humdinger. Jessie Potter won a huge jackpot at a local casino, but the problem is shes trying to keep her identity a secret. Jessie admits shes on the run from her former father-in-law, who claims she murdered his son. Also, a big time player claims the machine she used was reserved for him, and he wants the jackpot as well.

Nina is sure she can prove Jessies innocence on both matters. What she doesnt know is that Jessie is still keeping secretsand there are darker forces at work that eventually lead to murder.

Satisfyingly complex, WRIT OF EXECUTION is a twisty legal thriller that cuts to the edge. (Jul., 405 pp., $24.95)

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg