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Killer Smile (Rosato & Associates, Bk 11)
Killer Smile - Rosato & Associates, Bk 11 Author:Lisa Scottoline Everybody around lawyer Mary DiNunzio has decided she isn't allowed to be a Young Widow anymore, even though she didn't know there was an official cutoff. They're all trying to fix her up -- her South Philly Italian parents, her best friend Judy Carrier, even the office security guard. — All Mary wants to do is immerse herself in a case everybody... more » else calls "The History Channel", a pro bono representation of the Brandolini estate. The roots of the matter sink deep into the past, when Amadeo Brandolini emigrated to Philadelphia, started a family, and built up a small fishing business. At the outbreak of World War II, Brandolini was arrested by the FBI as part of a mass internment of Italian-Americans and was sent to a camp in Montana, where he eventually committed suicide. Now, more than sixty years later, his son's estate hires Mary to sue for reparations.
Mary vows to vindicate Amadeo even though it won't be easy. With only a lock of hair, an old wallet, and a sheet of paper filled with odd doodles to go on, the tenacious lawyer begins to research the case but finds instead puzzling new questions. Someone doesn't want Mary to find the truth, and before long, her life is threatened. Suddenly, the quiet, squeaky-clean good girl who never left Mercer Street is risking life and limb to finger a killer and lay a beloved ghost to rest.
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline delivers a stunning new tale filled with witty dialogue, vibrant characters, and breakneck pacing, in which true-life history reinforces her hallmark themes of justice and family. As entertaining as it is poignant, Killer Smile is a surefire bestseller from a writer at the peak of her talents.« less
I enjoyed this book, because it is another mystery for Lawyer Mary DiNunzio and also because it was part of the authors family history and she has in the back of the book the photo cards of her parents Registration Cards as 'enemy aliens' as part of the WWII effort by the US government in Feb. 1927.
How long should you be allowed to be a grieving widow? Everyone is trying to fix Mary up. But all she wants is to be left alone to solve a 60-year-old murder. Her digging worries someone and she finds her life on the line. Fascinating to watch her peel off the layers of time and history. The excitement builds as she races to finish her investigation. Very interesting page-turner.