Synopses & Reviews
Lisa Scottoline, the national bestselling author of Mistaken Identity
and Moment of Truth,
delivers a taut and intriguing legal thriller where the line between lawyer and client vanishes and the search for justice turns into a fight to the death.
Benedetta "Bennie" Rosato may be tall, blonde, and built to last, but she's no sucker for a man in uniform. She's a maverick lawyer who prosecutes police misconduct and excessive-force cases, and business at her firm of Rosato & Biscardi apart. All of the evidence points to Bennie, and the cops she once prosecuted are now after her with a vengence.
To prove her innocence, Bennie probes deep into the murder. Just as she closes in on the killer, another murder takes place, and Bennie finds herself indicted for a double homicide -- a crime that is puishable by death.
Bennie runs for her life, a fugitive armed only with her wits and her courage. She'll find the real killer. Or die trying.
Philadelphia lawyer Benedetta Rosato ("Bennie" to her friends) has been regularly skewering the city's finest on behalf of her less-than-well-heeled clients. Now it's payback time: Bennie is the #1 suspect in the murder of her ex-lover and soon-to-be-ex-law partner. The Chicago Tribune hailed this blockbuster (400,000 in combined sales) as "a lovely combination of high energy, imagination, and nasty good humor."
About the Author
Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author and former trial lawyer. She has won the Edgar Award, the highest prize in suspense fiction, and the Distinguished Author Award from the Weinberg Library of the University of Scranton. She has served as the Leo Goodwin Senior Professor of Law and Popular Culture at Nova Southeastern Law School, and her novels are used by bar associations for the ethical issues they present. Her books are published in more than twenty languages. She lives with her family in the Philadelphia area.