Smith, Janet L. Practice to Deceive

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Practice to Deceive

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"Annie's an efficient, agreeable, no-nonsense sort--and so is this mystery."
THE KIRKUS REVIEWS
Lawyer-sleuth Annie MacPherson is new on the job at a high-power Seattle law firm, when the top partner's secretary and not-so-secret lover, Nancy, kills herself. But the dead woman's sister doesn't believe it, and asks Annie to investigate. Suddenly Annie herself becomes a target, just as a shocking glimpse into her family's past blows her life wide open. And Annie is caught in a destrucive web of loves, lies, and murder that only her sharp insights and fierce intelligence can unravel.
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Janet L. Smith, founder of NORTHWEST ELDER LAW GROUP PLLC, is an attorney and mediator providing services in elder law, estate planning, estate administration, guardianship, and elder mediation. She is a graduate of Pomona College and the University of Washington School of Law. She has been practicing law in the State of Washington for more than 30 years. Although she found writing mystery novels to be extremely satisfying, she took the advice of many wise mentors who told her not to quit her day job. Her favorite part of writing Sea of Troubles, Practice to Deceive, and A Vintage Murder was taking road trips to research all the wonderful Northwest locations. Janet lives in Edmonds, Washington, and in her spare time enjoys hiking, sea kayaking, gardening and traveling.

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Lawyer Annie McPherson (Sea of Troubles, 1990--not reviewed), in her second appearance around and about scenic Seattle, enters the plush corridors of a mega-law firm that had (flatteringly but for still puzzling reasons) wooed the humble law partnership of McPherson and Feinstein into joining them. Kingpin of the firm is glitter lawyer and partner Gordon Barclay, handsome, accomplished, and irresistible to women, like little secretary Nancy--killed as she slumbered at home by a carefully placed exhaust hose. Other rubouts will surface--one far in the past and very close to Annie. There'll also be some disciplined snooping, and Annie will be winged by a bullet before the final chase and showdown on the slope of Mount Rainier. Among the innocents and artful dodgers slithering through the red herring: a pleasant young drunk, a bitter side to Barclay, a scatty wife, a company witch, etc. Annie's an efficient, agreeable, no-nonsense sort--and so is this mystery. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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