of police brutality until he confesses that his group have been plotting the murder of the company's president. And as if she hasn't had enough surprises for one day, Bennie's former lover and current law partner, Mark Biscardi, breaks the news that he wants to oust her from the firm in favour of an ambitious and beautiful associate. When Mark is found murdered, all the evidence points to Bennie, who has motive aplenty and a dubious alibi. Suddenly her world is turned upside down, as the lawyer becomes the client, and the cops she once prosecuted are now after her with a vengeance. When a second murder takes plac
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Philadelphia lawyer turned novelist (what a concept!) Scottoline has already won a best original paperback Edgar for Final Appeal. Now she might just nail down a hardcover one for her latest book -- a lovely combination of high energy, imagination and nasty good humor mostly directed against lawyers. Her central character this time out is a definite keeper: Benedetta Rosato, "Bennie" to everyone but her mother, a towering blonde who rows to keep her body in shape and duels with the police on a daily basis to keep her legal talents sharp. Most of Bennie's clients have a gripe against the cops, so Philadelphia's finest are less than sympathetic to her cause when she becomes the chief suspect in the murder of her ex-lover and soon to be ex-law partner. Hiding out in a truly original way, Bennie uses (and abuses) a big law firm to help find the real killers; you'll find yourself laughing and gasping all the way.About the Author:
Lisa Scottoline Writes legal thrillers that draw on her experience as a trial lawyer at a prestigious Philadelphia law firm and also her clerkships in the state and federal systems of justice. She is an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and its law school, where she was associate editor of the Law Review. Scottoline won the premier award in suspense fiction, the Edgar Award, for her second legal thriller, Final Appeal. Her books are used by bar associations for the issues of legal ethics they present and she has lectured on the subject at law schools around the country. Lisa Scottoline's books have been translated into more than twenty languages. A native Philadelphian, she lives with her family in the Philadelphia area.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006498515