Book Reviews of The Vendetta Defense (Rosato and Associates, Bk 6)

The Vendetta Defense (Rosato and Associates, Bk 6)
The Vendetta Defense - Rosato and Associates, Bk 6
Author: Lisa Scottoline
ISBN-13: 9780060185077
ISBN-10: 0060185074
Publication Date: 2/2001
Pages: 390
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 65 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Very fun legal thriller, with some laughs and a little bit of a love story thrown in. An easy read.
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Helpful Score: 2
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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Helpful Score: 2
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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Helpful Score: 1
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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"The Vendetta Defense" is a real page turner! Scottoline is splendid with her characters and plots, leaving the reader wanting for more. This is one of Scottoline's better books...Well worth the read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very suspenseful. Loved it!
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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 love every book she's written, but don't take my word for it. The back of the book's blurb says it all: "Judy Carrier takes the case of her career to defend Anthony Lucia, fondly known as "Pigeon Tony", who freely admits to killing his lifelong enemy in order to settle a personal vendetta. Her client's guilt, however, is only the beginning of Judy's problems. The victim's family wants revenge and is determined to finish off Pigeon Tony and Judy before the case goes to trial. Then there's Pigeon Tony's hunky grandson, who makes Judy think about everything but the law. In a case steeped in blood and memory, it will take brains and a lot of luck to save Pigeon Tony. But if anyone will see justice done, it's this gutsy girl who'll rish everything to win - including her life."
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A interesting book about a lawyer faced with a very hard case to defend.
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Another Lisa Scottoline thriller. Her books are always entertaining and this one is no exception.
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Scottoline knows her Italian heritage like the back of her hand.
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Interesting legal thriller
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I love legal mysteries. This is a good one.
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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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Holds your interest. Quite entertaining
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Loved this book! Great story!
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This was a good, keep you guessing mystery. Filed with lots of surprises, flashbacks to younger days in the "old country," and humor to boot. I enjoyed it although I found it a little slower paced than I normally like. But it sure didn't keep me coming back for more! :)
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A creative attorney and an old world judgement. Murder isn't really murder? This one was a very good read (or listen if you prefer).
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A fun, lively mystery ... Great light reading with entertaining characters and an interesting, if implausible plot.
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Attorney Judy Carrier defends elderly Anthony Lucia in a killing that he admits he did. Anthony's geriatric friends assist in gathering evidence and Judy learns to follow her instincts when trying the hopeless case.
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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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ANOTHER LEGAL THRILLER BY SCOTTOLINE
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This book is so good, I must pass it on, even though it's a hardcover.
Very unusual legal thriller.
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Good read. Scottoline is great.
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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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Judy, the lawyer with punk style, dresses up to defend one of the elderly Itallian Tonys in a murdrer case that has roots in world war II Italy. Does an Eye for an Eye add up to murder? Judy doesn't believe in Vendetta'a until her life is but in danger.
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Unabridged, approx 14-/2 hours, 10 cassettes, read by Barbara Rosenblat
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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 Tony\'s hunky grandson, who makes Judy think about everything but the law.
In a case steeped in blood and memory, it will take brains and a lot of luck to save Pigeon Tony. But if anyone might see justice done, it\'s this gutsy attorney who\'ll risk everything to win -- including her own life.
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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 Tony's hunky grandson, who makes Judy think about everything but the law.
In a case steeped in blood and memory, it will take brains and alot of luck to save Pigeon Tony. But if anyone might see justice done, it's this gutsy attorney who'll risk everything to win--including her own life.
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Lawyer Judy Carrier takes the case of her career to defend Anthony Lucia, fondly known as "Pigeon Tony" who was arrested for the murder of his lifelong enemy Angelo Coluzzi. When her client freely admits he killed Coluzzi because of a vendetta.................