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The Vendetta Defense (Rosato and Associates, Bk 8)
The Vendetta Defense - Rosato and Associates, Bk 8
Author: Lisa Scottoline
Lawyer Judy Carrier takes the case of her career to defend Anthony Lucia, fondly known as "Pigeon Tony," who is arrested for the murder of his lifelong enemy Angelo Coluzzi. When her client freely admits he killed Coluzzi because of a vendetta, Judy's troubles really begin. The Coluzzi family wants revenge. Then there's Pigeon ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061031427
ISBN-10: 0061031429
Publication Date: 3/1/2002
Pages: 528
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3.9 stars, based on 154 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Vendetta Defense (Rosato and Associates, Bk 8) 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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Holds your interest. Quite entertaining
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This was Scottoline's best so far. Judy is the star of this episode and it is a real page turner. Light reading, as always, but a very interesting plot and great character development.
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Another Lisa Scottoline thriller. Her books are always entertaining and this one is no exception.

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