Synopses & Reviews
Mary DiNunzio has become a big-time business-getter at Rosato & Associates. But the last person she expects to walk into her office one morning—in mile-high stilettos—is super-sexy Trish Gambone, her high-school rival. Back when Mary was becoming the straight-A president of the Latin Club and Most Likely to Achieve Sainthood, Trish was the head Mean Girl, who flunked religion and excelled at smoking in the bathroom.
These days, however, Trish needs help. She is terrified of her live-in boyfriend, an abusive, gun-toting drug dealer for the South Philly mob. Mary remembers the guy from high school, too. She had a major crush on him.
Then Trish vanishes, a dead body turns up in an alley, and Mary is plunged into a nightmare that threatens her job, her family, and even her life. She goes on a one-woman crusade to unmask the killer, and on the way finds new love in a very unexpected place.
“A writer who can walk that thin line between humor and serious crime.”—Chicago Tribune
P. J. Tracy “makes me jealous.”—Robert B. Parker
Praise for the Monkeewrench Novels
“[A] smart thriller.”—The New York Times Book Review
“A killer read in every way.”—People
“Fast, fresh, funny, and outrageously suspenseful.”—Harlan Coben
A young woman searches for her missing rival from high school and gets more than she bargained for, in this "New York Times"-bestselling thriller that brings back Mary DiNunzio and her fellow lawyers at Rosato and Associates, last seen in "Killer Smile."
Off the Florida coast, Grace MacBride, partner in software company Monkeewrench, thwarts an assassination attempt on a retired FBI agent. A few hours afterward in Minneapolis, a young girls throat is slashed. Later that day, two men are killed execution style. Minneapolis Homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth struggle to link the three crimes, but the wave of murders across the country has only just begun. Piece by piece, evidence accumulates, pointing to a suspectand a motivethat shocks them to the core. It puts the entire Midwest on high alert...and Monkeewrench in the line of fire.
About the Author
Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels. She writes a weekly column called "Chick Wit" for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and has won many awards, including the Fun Fearless Fiction Award by Cosmopolitan magazine and the Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. She teaches Justice and Fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and appears in Court TV's crime series, Murder by the Book. Her books are published in more than twenty languages, and she is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area.