Back from a stint in Monterey, where her
love-life took a tumble, attorney Nina Reilly returns to her Tahoe law
office, taking on a new client whose wife was shot and killed during a
casino-district robbery. The police have no suspects. The robbery
victims, three smart, tricky, college students, lied about their
identities and have gone into hiding.
Two of the witnesses flee to Germany, a
village not far from the home of Nina’s son’s father, Kurt. As Nina
tries to unravel the mystery of one violent Tahoe night, a harrowing
journey begins--one that takes her from the underworld of Tahoe’s
casinos to the halls of a prestigious East Cost university, and finally
to Europe, and an emotional, dangerous reunion with Kurt. As old
feelings are rekindles, Nina’s case turns violent. Everyone has
something to hide--the brilliant but unstable math student who has made
an astonishing discovery, the owner of the motel, and the shooter, who
has turned tis whole case into a gigantic lie.