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The Vendetta Defense (Rosato and Associates, Bk 6)
The Vendetta Defense - Rosato and Associates, Bk 6
Author: Lisa Scottoline
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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060185077
ISBN-10: 0060185074
Publication Date: 2/2001
Pages: 390
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3.9 stars, based on 65 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Vendetta Defense (Rosato and Associates, Bk 6) on + 29 more book reviews
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Very fun legal thriller, with some laughs and a little bit of a love story thrown in. An easy read.
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You can't read past the first chapter of Lisa Scottoline's newest legal thriller without mentally casting the actor who might play Pigeon Tony, the charming and totally authentic defendant who's 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 Niro's too threatening, Joe Mantegna's too young, Marlon Brando's 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 Scottoline's previous novels about Bennie Rosato's high-estrogen Philadelphia law firm (Moment of Truth, Mistaken Identity).
When Judy Carrier, one of Bennie's attorneys, takes on Tony's defense, she's faced with a legal and moral dilemma. Tony admits that he killed Angelo Coluzzi, but insists it wasn't 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--they've got their own payback planned, and the trick for Judy is keeping Pigeon Tony (and herself) alive long enough to get them to trial. There's a complication de coeur when Judy falls in love with Tony's grandson, a hunky stonemason who will do for fences what Robert James Waller did for covered bridges (Clint Eastwood's too old, Brad Pitt's too young, etc.). But all's well that ends well in a tidy little read that will probably earn Scottoline another well-deserved shot at the bestseller list.
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Another great Scottolini thriller. What can a lawyer do when she has a sweet little old Italian man who admits to killing someone. "But it isn't murder," he insists.
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One of Scottoline's best, INHO. Judy Carrier would never be taken for an attorney on the way she dresses but she gives her all for her client, Pigeon Tony, a senior citizen who kills but claims it is not "murder". It is vendetta.
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Lawyer Judy Carrier has her hands full with this case. A delightful read and such an interesting look on family revenge and vendettas.
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I enjoy the courtroom drama and reading about women protagonists. But, the author needs to edit or allow someone else to do so. She says in 3 pages what could be said well in one good paragraph. I find myself feeling bogged down with too much "stuff" and skipping many pages.
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I enjoyed reading this book. There is a lot of interesting information about Italy and Italian culture throughout the story. Being Italian, I especially like Lisa Scottoline's books for this reason. I love the character of "Pigeon Tony." He is a feisty little man set in his old country ways.
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Enjoyable mystery - love the author.

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