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Unlucky in Law

(2004)
(The tenth book in the Nina Reilly series)
A novel by

 
 
Nina Reilly takes on the most dangerous and difficult case of her career in New York Times bestselling author Perri O'Shaughnessy's latest thriller. An ingenious blend of forensic science, history, and gripping suspense, Unlucky in Law pits the tough but compassionate attorney against the most unbeatable adversary of all: the law.

Nina has just received a last-minute call from her old boss and mentor in Monterey County, California, where she is enjoying the breathtaking scenery and spending time with her boyfriend, P.I. Paul van Wagoner. Klaus Pohlmann is in desperate straits and begs Nina to take over a seemingly unwinnable case: A luckless two-time felon named Stefan Wyatt has robbed a grave and made off with the long-buried bones of a Russian émigré. When he is caught and arrested, further devastating evidence found in the grave suggests that Stefan is guilty of a far more deadly crime.

A young woman, a classmate of Stefan's, has been killed, and he is accused of her murder. Now, as a result of California's Third Strike law, Wyatt is looking at twenty-five years to life whether he's convicted of grand theft or murder. Either way, he's in big trouble.
With her client's blood DNA found in the dead woman's apartment, Nina faces an uphill battle. Suspecting that her hapless client has been set up, Nina brings in a brilliant forensic pathologist who comes up with a startling theory about the case that could rewrite a crucial page of European history. As the evidence mounts against Nina's client, Paul launches his own investigation into the shadowy past of the two-decades-old skeleton. But long-held secrets nearly get him killed and reveal a more insidious evil at work - and an extraordinary story dating back to tsarist Russia and the Romanov court. As Wyatt edges closer to the unluckiest verdict of his young life, Nina makes an astounding discovery that just might save her client - or expose a killer who could bury them all.

Brilliantly imagined and compulsively readable, Unlucky in Law is a beguiling mix of wrenching drama and gripping action. And it is Perri O'Shaughnessy's most accomplished novel to date.

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Hardback Editions

October 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Unlucky In Law
Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
ISBN: 0-7862-6636-8 / 978-0-7862-6636-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Unlucky In Law: Number 10 in series (Nina Reilly)
Author(s): Perri O'shaughnessy
ISBN: 0-7499-0697-9 / 978-0-7499-0697-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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July 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Unlucky in Law
Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
ISBN: 0-385-33646-2 / 978-0-7394-4596-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Paperback Editions

June 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unlucky In Law: Number 10 in series (Nina Reilly)
Author(s): Perri O'shaughnessy
ISBN: 0-7499-3572-3 / 978-0-7499-3572-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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March 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Unlucky in Law (Nina Reilly)
Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
ISBN: 0-440-24088-3 / 978-0-440-24088-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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July 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Unlucky In Law: Number 10 in series (Nina Reilly)
Author(s): Perri O'shaughnessy
ISBN: 0-7499-3538-3 / 978-0-7499-3538-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Unlucky in Law (Nina Reilly Series)
Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
ISBN: 1-5012-8275-1 / 978-1-5012-8275-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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March 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Unlucky in Law (Nina Reilly Series)
Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
ISBN: 1-5012-4061-7 / 978-1-5012-4061-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Unlucky in Law (Nina Reilly Series)
Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
ISBN: 1-4805-1561-2 / 978-1-4805-1561-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Unlucky in Law (Nina Reilly Series)
Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
ISBN: 1-4805-1562-0 / 978-1-4805-1562-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Unlucky in Law: Nina Reilly #10
Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Unlucky in Law: Nina Reilly #10
Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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March 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Unlucky in Law (Nina Reilly Series)
Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
ISBN: 1-59355-630-6 / 978-1-59355-630-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Unlucky in Law (Nina Reilly Series, Abridged)
Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
ISBN: 0-641-75378-0 / 978-0-641-75378-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Unlucky in Law (Nina Reilly Series)
Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
ISBN: 1-59355-625-X / 978-1-59355-625-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2004 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Unlucky in Law (Nina Reilly Series)
Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
ISBN: 1-59355-626-8 / 978-1-59355-626-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Unlucky in Law (Nina Reilly Series)
Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
ISBN: 1-59355-627-6 / 978-1-59355-627-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Unlucky in Law (Nina Reilly Series)
Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
ISBN: 1-59355-628-4 / 978-1-59355-628-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Unlucky in Law (Nina Reilly Series)
Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
ISBN: 1-59355-629-2 / 978-1-59355-629-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Unlucky in Law (Nina Reilly Series)
Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
ISBN: 1-59335-744-3 / 978-1-59335-744-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Unlucky in Law (Nina Reilly Series)
Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
ISBN: 1-59335-878-4 / 978-1-59335-878-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Unlucky in Law (Nina Reilly Book 10)
Author(s): Perri O'Shaughnessy
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA