This Case Is Gonna Kill Me

This Case Is Gonna Kill Me

Book - 2012
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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..."--Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2012
ISBN: 9780765365552
Branch Call Number: BOR
Characteristics: 318 p. ; 21 cm


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Sep 12, 2015

Sparkling, charming, with bloody action. Cutthroat dealings inside and outside the office.

bookfanatic1979 Mar 18, 2013

Linnet was a little annoying in spots (how many 20-somethings still refer to their parents as “Mommy” and “Daddy?”), and comes off a bit spoiled (after getting in a car accident she readily assures the driver that “Daddy” will be happy to pay for the damages). But the overall charm of the book and Linnet’s surprisingly tenacious view of right and wrong--and her willingness to fight for it--more than make up for any want of personal attributes. Part legal fiction, part supernatural thriller, this book has a little something for everyone.

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