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This Case Is Gonna Kill Me by Phillipa Bornikova January 14, 2013

Posted by stuffilikenet in Books.

This Case Is Gonna Kill Me by Phillipa Bornikova is a pleasant enough little read for a bad case of the flu, otherwise I would probably not have picked it up.  A world where vampires, werewolves and elves (really?) take over most of the upper functions of finance, government and the military (largely due to being nearly immortal unless killed outright) doesn’t seem to have much room for the movement of our protagonist Linnet Ellery.  Linnet is a horsey lawyer admitted to a vampire-dominated law firm.  Getting made partner means becoming a vampire, and it’s a men-only option (I see a pattern here).

Well, spunky girl heroine doesn’t take that lying down, no sir.  Her first case is a lost cause, so she loses it, but in the best fashion for her client, and after a modest bloodbath by a werewolf of her co-worker who formerly ran this case, she finds that the inheritance of the multimillion-dollar defense contractor firm may not be all that simple.

I really liked the weird politics of long-game-playing vampires and the creepy vibe Bornikova gives them, so that was great.  What is odd is that the horsey lawyer manages to escape from werewolf assassins (plural) and even kill several of them without weapons.  Still, she’s a nice girl so I don’t want her throat torn out.

A pretty good first book;  I will read a sequel, if only to find out what happened to her love life.


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