Her Deadly Game
by Robert Dugoni
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Pub Date 28 Mar 2023 | Archive Date 11 Apr 2023
Thomas & Mercer, Thomas & Mercer
A defense attorney is prepared to play. But is she a pawn in a master’s deadly match? A twisting novel of suspense by New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni.
Keera Duggan was building a solid reputation as a Seattle prosecutor, until her romantic relationship with a senior colleague ended badly. For the competitive former chess prodigy, returning to her family’s failing criminal defense law firm to work for her father is the best shot she has. With the right moves, she hopes to restore the family’s reputation, her relationship with her father, and her career.
Keera’s chance to play in the big leagues comes when she’s retained by Vince LaRussa, an investment adviser accused of murdering his wealthy wife. There’s little hard evidence against him, but considering the couple’s impending and potentially nasty divorce, LaRussa faces life in prison. The prosecutor is equally challenging: Miller Ambrose, Keera’s former lover, who’s eager to destroy her in court on her first homicide defense.
As Keera and her team follow the evidence, they uncover a complicated and deadly game that’s more than Keera bargained for. When shocking information turns the case upside down, Keera must decide between her duty to her client, her family’s legacy, and her own future.
A Note From the Publisher
Praise for Her Deadly Game
“One of the best puzzle books ever! I raced through the pages, which are packed full of compelling characters and taut gamesmanship, desperate to learn the answer to this extraordinary thriller, which is both whodunit and how-dunit. I would follow Robert Dugoni anywhere.” —Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“I adore Robert Dugoni’s legal thrillers, and Her Deadly Game is his best one yet. I loved Keera Duggan’s strength and her heart, which shine through the pages, and I rooted for her every step of the way through this unputdownable story.” —Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author
“Absolutely riveting. A juicy tale that will leave readers hungry for more.” —Victor Methos, bestselling author of The Secret Witness
“Robert Dugoni has done it again—created a twisty puzzle-box story with one of the most satisfying, jaw-dropping endings I’ve read in a long time. Part murder mystery, part courtroom drama, and part character study of fascinating chess prodigy turned defense attorney Keera Duggan, Her Deadly Game will keep you reading late into the night.” —Angie Kim, international bestselling author of Miracle Creek
Praise for Robert Dugoni
“Dugoni is a superb storyteller…” —Boston Globe
“Dugoni is every bit the equal of Lisa Gardner and Harlan Coben when it comes to psychological suspense.” —Providence Journal
“One of the best crime writers in the business.” —Associated Press
“Dugoni has become one of the best crime novelists in the business.” —Romantic Times (top pick)
“A writer at the top of his game.” —Authorlink
“An author who seems like he hasn’t met a genre he can’t conquer.” —Bookreporter
“Dugoni’s writing is compellingly quick, simple, and evocative.” —Seattle Book Review
Praise for the Tracy Crosswhite series
“Gripping…Fans of police procedurals will hope Tracy has a long career.” —Publishers Weekly
“Tracy Crosswhite is one of the best protagonists in the realm of crime fiction today.” —Associated Press
“Crime writing of the absolute highest order.” —Providence Journal
“An immensely—almost compulsively—readable tale…A crackerjack mystery.” —Booklist (starred review)
Praise for the Charles Jenkins series
“Reviving all that was tense during the Cold War, Dugoni has fashioned a wonderful series around sleeper agents and one American’s duty to protect those involved.” —Mystery and Suspense Magazine
“Espionage writing doesn’t get any better than Dugoni’s shrewd take on the state of US-Russian relations, as he proves to be not just a literary jack of all trades, but a master of all of them.” —Providence Journal
“Dugoni delivers an exceptionally gripping spy thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The Eighth Sister is a great mix of spycraft and classic adventure, with a map of Moscow in hand.” —Martin Cruz Smith, international bestselling author