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The Vendetta Defense (Rosato & Associates, Bk 8) (Audio CD) (Abridged)
The Vendetta Defense - Rosato & Associates, Bk 8 - Audio CD - Abridged
Author: Lisa Scottoline, Kate Burton (Narrator)
Lawyer Judy Carrier takes the case of an elderly pigeon racer, Tony Lucia, who has been arrested for the murder of his lifelong enemy Angelo Coluzzi. "Pigeon Tony," as he's known, confesses to Judy that he killed Coluzzi because of a vendetta begun more than fifty years ago. — Her client's guilt, however, is only the beginning o...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060594398
ISBN-10: 006059439X
Publication Date: 1/2004
Edition: Abridged
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3.6 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: HarperAudio
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed The Vendetta Defense (Rosato & Associates, Bk 8) (Audio CD) (Abridged) 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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reviewed The Vendetta Defense (Rosato & Associates, Bk 8) (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 8 more book reviews
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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