In California, if a person is convicted of two serious crimes and is then found guilty of any subsequent crime, he or she is automatically subject to a prison sentence of twenty-five years to life. This is called the Third Strike law.
Nina Reilly’s new case is difficult from the start: her young client is facing his Third Strike, and stands accused of grave robbing…and of killing the fresh corpse found on top of the coffin. He insists he is innocent of both crimes, and claims he was hired to dig up the grave of Constantin Zhukovsky, who, according to his headstone, was once ‘Page to the Tsar’.
With her client remaining tight-lipped about why he was at Zhukovsky’s grave and evidence piling up against him, Nina’s got a tough battle ahead – one that stretches from the law courts and classrooms of modern-day California, to the intrigues of the Russian Revolution…
‘Nina Reilly is definitely a lawyer you’d want to have on your side’ Jeffrey Deaver
Paperback, 452 pages. In very good preloved condition with the exception of creasing to spine and slight crease to front cover.