Rough Justice (Rosato & Associates Series)
The third electrifying book in #1 bestselling author Lisa Scottolines Rosato & Associates series has criminal lawyer Marta Richter in a race to prove one mans innocence.
Lisa Scottoline writes riveting thrillers that keep me up all night, with plots that twist and turn.--Harlan Coben
Criminal lawyer Marta Richter is hours away from winning an acquittal for her client, millionaire businessman Elliot Steere. Elliot is on trial for the murder of a homeless man who had tried to carjack him. But as the jury begins deliberations, Marta discovers the chilling truth about her clients innocence.
Taking justice into her own hands, she sets out to prove the truth, with the help of two young associates. In an excruciating game of beat-the-clock with both the jury and the worst blizzard to hit Philadelphia in decades, Marta will learn that the search for justice isnt only roughit can also be deadly.
Mistaken Identity: A Rosato & Associates Novel (Rosato & Associates Series)
Ratcheting suspense, dynamic characters, and a masters touch
David Baldacci, New York Times bestselling author of The Sixth Man
With the spellbinding crime fiction masterwork, Mistaken Identity, Lisa Scottoline rocketed onto the New York Times bestseller listand shes remained there ever since! A stunning tale of mystery and suspense, this classic from the beloved, Edgar Award-winning author once again leads readers down the gritty streets of Philadelphia and into the offices of the law firm of Rosato & Associates. When a new client whos been accused of murderand who bears an astonishing resemblance to Bennie Rosatoasks the crusading criminal defense attorney to take her case, Bennie finds herself entangled in a sticky web of murder, corruption, and violence that threatens to reveal the shocking truth about her own past. If you havent read Lisa Scottoline before, Mistaken Identity will prove to you what her many fans already know: nobody does it better!
The Vendetta Defense
In The Vendetta Defense, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline delivers a wonderfully rich, vivid story of past sins, love, and justice.
Lawyer Judy Carrier takes the case of her career when an elderly pigeon racer named Anthony Lucia is arrested for the murder of his lifelong enemy, Angelo Coluzzi. "Pigeon Tony," as he's known to all his South Philly neighbors, confesses he killed Coluzzi because of a vendetta begun more than fifty years ago, a blood feud that has brought great tragedy to Pigeon Tony's life.
Her client's guilt, however, is only the beginning of Judy's problems. The Coluzzi family wants revenge, and they are determined to finish off Pigeon Tony and Judy before the case can go to trial. And if that isn't enough, Judy's got to contend with Tony's magnetic grandson, Frank, a man who makes her think about everything but the law, and her boss, the no-nonsense Bennie Rosato.
In a case steeped in blood and memory, it will take a stroke of brilliance to save Pigeon Tony. But if anyone just might see justice done, it's this gutsy young attorney who'll risk everything to win ... including her life.
(Rough Justice) By (author) Lisa Scottoline published on (February, 1999)
Elias will always be a policeman. He's taken early retirement, but he keeps a close watch on his small town and everything that goes on there. It doesn't help that the chief of police who replaced him is a career man, and the two clash whenever Elias wants to get things done.
The local branch of Alcoholics Anonymous is Elias' eyes and ears, but then one of them is murdered. Elias is sure that a Syrian newcomer to the area is behind the death, but the truth, when he uncovers it, is much darker.
This book is peopled with unforgettable characters. A retired chief of police who doesn't play by the rules, a broken down military man, a battered wife who gets a second chance, an SAS captain Elias trained in martial arts as a boy, a cafe owner with a heart of gold, a collector of early muskets who is always experimenting on them, a street kid Elias rescues, an old hunter who never misses, a Croatian mountain dog, the dishonored head of a motorcycle gang, and AA members who will do anything to be useful again.
Elias normally keeps his small town running smoothly, but things are happening that he's never encountered before. He takes up arms, and calls on all the help he can muster. He will protect his community at any cost.
Rosato and Associates: Everywhere That Mary Went; Final Appeal; Running From the Law; Legal Tender; Rough Justice; Mistaken Identity; Moment of Truth; The Vendetta Defense; Courting Trouble; Dead Ringer; Killer Smile. (Rosato and Associates)
No Rest for the Dead
In this New York Times bestseller, twenty-six renowned thriller authors team up to create a first-rate serial novela collaboration that combines the skills of Americas greatest storytellers to produce a single gripping, spellbinding mystery.
The lineup of writers who have contributed to this mystery is akin to the Murderers Row of the 1927 New York Yankees. There is not a weak spot in the bunch. David Baldacci, from the Introduction
Alexander McCall Smith. Sandra Brown. Faye Kellerman. J.A. Jance. Jeffery Deaver. Kathy Reichs. Lisa Scottoline. Jeff Lindsay. These are only a handful of the names that make up the all-star lineup of authors behind No Rest for the Dead, a tale of vengeance, greed, and love that flows seamlessly, in the words of David Baldacci, as it passes from one creators mind to the next.
When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Franciscos McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect, and she is tried, convicted, and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is convinced that the wrong person was put to death. In the years since the case was closed, hes discovered a web of deceit and betrayal surrounding the Thomases that could implicate any number of people in the crime. With the help of the dead womans friend, he plans to gather everyone who was there the night Christopher died and finally uncover the truth, suspect by suspect. Solving this case may be Nunns last chance for redemptionbut the shadowy forces behind Christophers death will stop at nothing to silence the past forever.
In this innovative storytelling approach, each of these twenty-five bestselling writers brings their distinctive voice to a chapter of the narrative, building the tension to a shocking, explosive finale. No Rest for the Dead is a thrilling, page-turning accomplishment that only Americas very best authors could achieve.
Moment of Truth (Rosato & Associates Series)
When attorney Jack Newlin discovers his wife dead in their home, he's convinced he knows who killed herand is equally determined to hide the truth. He decides to frame himself for murder, and to seal his fate he hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find: a reluctant rookie by the name of Mary DiNunzio from the hot Philadelphia firm of Rosato & Associates. But hiring Mary may turn out to be his biggest mistake. She doubts Jack's confession, and her ethics and instincts tell her she can't defend a man who wants to convict himself. Smarter, gutsier, and more persistent than she has any right to be, Mary sets out to prove what really happenedbecause, as any lawyer knows, a case is never as simple as it seems. And nothing is ever certain until the final moment of truth.
Rough Justice (Rosato & Associates Series) by Lisa Scottoline (1999-02-03)
Lisa Scottoline: The First Two Novels: Everywhere That Mary Went and Final Appeal
Now, for the first time in hardcover, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline's first two novels, Everywhere That Mary Went and Final Appeal, are available in one volume. A sure treat for Scottoline's legions of fans, Lisa Scottoline: The First Two Novels is the ultimate collectible.
Everywhere That Mary Went introduces one of Lisa Scottoline's most beloved characters, fledglinglawyer Mary DiNunzio, who uses her wit -- and her heart -- to catch a killer. Mary's been trying to make partner in her cutthroat Philadelphia law firm, so she's too busy to worry about crank phone calls she's been getting, until they fall into a sinister pattern. Soon she can't shake the sensation that someone is watching her, following her every move. The shadow-boxing turns deadly when her worst fears are realized, and Mary has to fight for something a lot more important than partnership -- her life.
Final Appeal, winner of the Edgar Award, features law clerk and single mother Grace Rossi. Starting over after a divorce, Grace takes on a part-time job with a federal appeals court judge, but she doesn't count on being assigned to an explosive death-penalty appeal. Nor does she expect ardor in the court, in the form of an affair with her boss, Chief Judge Armen Gregorian. Then the truly unimaginable happens, and Grace finds herself investigating a murder. She searches for the truth, unearthing a six-figure bank account kept by a judge with an alias and following a trail of bribery and corruption. In no time at all, Grace under fire takes on a whole new meaning.
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