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Vendetta Defense Lisa Scottoline

Vendetta Defense

Lisa Scottoline

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ISBN : 9780739416327
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You cant read past the first chapter of Lisa Scottolines newest legal thriller without mentally casting the actor who might play Pigeon Tony, the charming and totally authentic defendant whos on trial for killing the man who raped and murdered hisMoreYou cant read past the first chapter of Lisa Scottolines newest legal thriller without mentally casting the actor who might play Pigeon Tony, the charming and totally authentic defendant whos on trial for killing the man who raped and murdered his wife, destroyed his son and daughter-in-law in a staged accident, and has threatened the life of his grandson. Robert De Niros too threatening, Joe Mantegnas too young, Marlon Brandos too fat, but somewhere there must be a celluloid counterpart to one of the most delightful antiheroes in recent crime fiction. Meanwhile, this wonderful character study of a man of conscience on trial for a crime of passion will divert and entertain fans of Scottolines previous novels about Bennie Rosatos high-estrogen Philadelphia law firm (Moment of Truth, Mistaken Identity). When Judy Carrier, one of Bennies attorneys, takes on Tonys defense, shes faced with a legal and moral dilemma. Tony admits that he killed Angelo Coluzzi, but insists it wasnt murder but vendetta, a justifiable payback for a blood crime committed nearly half a century ago and a continent away. The Coluzzi family knows about vendetta, too--theyve got their own payback planned, and the trick for Judy is keeping Pigeon Tony (and herself) alive long enough to get them to trial. Theres a complication de coeur when Judy falls in love with Tonys grandson, a hunky stonemason who will do for fences what Robert James Waller did for covered bridges (Clint Eastwoods too old, Brad Pitts too young, etc.). But alls well that ends well in a tidy little read that will probably earn Scottoline another well-deserved shot at the bestseller list. --Jane Adams