The plural form of Nemesis is Nemeses
Anna Albertini never thought she’d have to look up the plural form of nemesis. In fact, she never thought she’d have one, much less three. But as she and her new partner try to make a go of their fledgling law firm, enemies come from every direction.
First, there’s a newspaper reporter trying to earn a name for herself by dogging Anna’s every move. Second, there’s a lawyer on the opposite side of every case who just doesn’t like Anna. And third, there’s Aiden Devlin’s ex-girlfriend, who decides to descend upon the sleeping Idaho town like a bird of prey. It’s too bad she’s discovered dead…after finding herself on the wrong end of a potato gun, putting Anna top of the suspect list.
Anna deals with every day as it arrives while juggling her developing relationship with Aiden, trying to pay her rent by finding at least one client who pays, and finally by partnering with her Nonna Albertini in the world’s most chaotic plan to match-make her sister with the Elk County’s prosecuting attorney, Nick Basanelli. It’s a good thing Anna has learned to thrive in chaos.
4.5stars-detailed, quirky and intense
4.5 stars--ADVERSE POSSESSION is the third instalment in Rebecca Zanetti’s contemporary, adult ANNA ALBERTINI romantic suspense series focusing on attorney Anna Albertini. ADVERSE POSSESSION can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary but for backstory and cohesion I recommend reading the series in order, as there is an ongoing premise throughout.
Told from first person perspective (Anna) ADVERSE POSSESSION follows several paths focusing on Timber City, Idaho attorney Anna Albertini and the chaos that has become her life. Having fallen in love with ATF agent / MC president Aiden Devlin, then fired from her job as assistant DA, Anna and the former public defender Clark Bunne are embarking on a new journey together as law partners but all is about to spiral out of control. After spending years undercover with the Lorde’s MC Aiden Devlin is called back in when a prisoner escapes during transport, an escape that is about to place Anna in the direct line of fire. Several attacks on her life, an accident that wasn’t, a number of dead bodies, and a bomber on the loose, Anna finds herself under the protection of the ATF, FBI and local law enforcement but there is always someone waiting to take her down. As her law practice gains momentum with each attempt on her life, threats of another nature are hitting too close to home. When the evidence points to the Lorde’s MC, Aiden becomes both guardian and aggressor in an effort to protect the woman he loves.
Meanwhile, Anna’s large extended family continues to play matchmaker between her sister Tessa, and prosecuting attorney Nick Basanelli, a man who had once considered a relationship with our story line heroine. The ongoing lighthearted family dynamic adds a little bit of humor into a dramatic story. Anna takes on the case of Kelsey Walker a young woman charged as an accomplice in the murder of her sister’s ex-boyfriend, but a woman who has caught the eye of several men including a couple of ATF agents.
There is a large ensemble cast of colorful and dynamic secondary and supporting characters, many of whom we have met in previous story lines: DA Nick Basanelli Anna’s siblings Quint, Donna and Tessa Albertini; file clerk /cousin Pauley; office helper Oliver Duck; Nana O’Shea and Nonna Albertini: ATF agents Sasha Dupont, James Saber, Kurt; prosecutor Orrin Morgan; Detective Grant Pierce, reporter Jolene Sullivan; Ted Thompson, Norman Barensky, as well as several members of the Lorde’s MC.
ADVERSE POSSESSION is a story of family and friendships, suspense and intrigue, passion and love. The premise is detailed, quirky, and intense; the characters are sassy, charismatic and realistic- the camaraderie, and back and forth is furious and frenetic; the romance is captivating and emotional. Rebecca Zanetti’s Anna Albertini Files is an edgy, decadent and thrilling series –get started today.