This Case Is Gonna Kill Me

This Case Is Gonna Kill Me

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By (author) Phillipa Bornikova

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  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Format: Paperback | 318 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 208mm x 25mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 4 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0765326825
  • ISBN 13: 9780765326829
  • Sales rank: 568,721

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What happens when "The Firm" meets Anita Blake? You get the Halls of Power--our modern world, but twisted. Law, finance, the military, and politics are under the sway of long-lived vampires, werewolves, and the elven Alfar. Humans make the best of rule by "the Spooks," and contend among themselves to affiliate with the powers-that-be, in order to avoid becoming their prey. Very loyal humans are rewarded with power over other women and men. Very lucky humans are selected to join the vampires, werewolves, and elves--or, on occasion, to live at the Seelie Court. Linnet Ellery is the offspring of an affluent Connecticut family dating back to Colonial times. Fresh out of law school, she's beginning her career in a powerful New York "white fang" law firm. She has high hopes of eventually making partner. But strange things keep happening to her. In a workplace where some humans will eventually achieve immense power and centuries of extra lifespan, office politics can be vicious beyond belief. After some initial missteps, she finds herself sidelined and assigned to unpromising cases. Then, for no reason she can see, she becomes the target of repeated, apparently random violent attacks, escaping injury each time through increasingly improbable circumstances. However, there's apparently more to Linnet Ellery than a little old-money human privilege. More than even she knows. And as she comes to understand this, she's going to shake up the system like you wouldn't believe....

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PHILLIPA BORNIKOVA has been the story editor of a major network television series, a horse trainer, and an oil-company executive. She lives in the Southwest. This is her first novel.

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Praise for "This Case Is Gonna Kill Me" "Phillipa is a great writer and she has the inside scoop on the world she's writing about. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next."--Carrie Vaughn, bestselling author of the Kitty Norville series