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""Plot twists aplenty raise the stakes." --People Magazine A BATTLE FOR JUSTICE PITS PARTNER AGAINST PARTNER... Mary DiNunzio wants to represent her old friend Simon Pensiera, a sales rep who was wrongly fired by his company, but her partner Bennie Rosato represents the parent company. When she confronts Mary, explaining this is a conflict of interest, an epic battle of wills and legal strategy between the two ensues--ripping the law firm apart, forcing everyone to take sides and turning friend against friend. SOMETIMES LOYALTY CAN BE LETHAL"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250099716
Characteristics: 341 pages ; 25 cm


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Nov 22, 2017

Sorry couldn't get past the nonsense with grown people calling each other Pigeon Tony, Tony from down the block not to mention sitting in on a meeting between lawyer & client! And the bold uppercase print everytime Mary's father spoke was terribly annoying.

Nov 06, 2017

It was great to be back with these characters--smart and intelligent women who aren't afraid to disagree.

Oct 07, 2017

Contrived writing. Formula fiction. Like some of her recent books.

Sep 30, 2017

One of the best Lisa Scottoline books I have read since "Everywhere That Mary Went" making me a Mary DiNunzio fan for the duration.

This book begins with a crisis in South Philly. When Mary agrees to help her cousin Simon, she finds out that Bennie represents the parent company of the business Mary's cousin needs to file a suit against. As Mary contemplates leaving the firm to remain loyal to her family and friends, a murder is committed and both Bennie and Mary jump in with both feet to help solve it.

Lots of suspense, danger, girls taking care of business and a plot twist or two follow. The end is well worth the ride. Can't wait to see what happens in installment #6.

Sep 18, 2017

Another fun, quick read in the DiNunzio and Rosato series. I love the colorful characters from Mary's South Philly neighborhood, painted here with affection. Now, however, there may be a problem with conflict of interest that even scholar Judy can’t completely resolve. Yet Mary has to take the case or risk alienating her client base. It all leads to the usual crazy, danger-filled investigation that this time has the added dimension of possibly turning Bennie Rosato into a real girl. The fact that you know precisely how it will end does not dull the journey. Chick lit at its finest.

Sep 16, 2017

'Exposed' is vintage Scottoline. Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are back and as is the case when they are the pages are rip-roaring thrillers. This time around there is a twist because Mary and Bennie may be pitted against one another. Without being a spoiler, I can say that the book starts with a wrongful dismissal case, proceeds to a defamation, and ultimately murder. As always the book is action packed and every line till the last one yes, the very last line, is important. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Aug 25, 2017

This is the best of the "alphabet verb" books. Exposed is so multifacedted and ends so great, it took my breath away. It was the perfect blend of all of the characters, showed growth of the characters and had an ending that worked well. Suspense with mystery also. enjoy!

Aug 24, 2017

Another great read by Lisa Scottoline, full of twists and turns. If you like fiction with strong characters, good plots, excitement, unspeakable action read this book. I have read almost all Scottoline books and have never been disappointed!! Read it now then read the rest of her books. I highly recommend these book and this author!!

Aug 21, 2017

This a great chapter in this series. Has heart, mystery, and some pretty wild action. Kept your interest from the beginning to the surprising. Now can't wait until the next installment! These characters just get more interesting in each book.

Aug 18, 2017

Philadelphia lawyers Bennie Rosato and Mary DiNunzio look to end up on opposite of a case, possibly ending their new partnership. Bennie represents a parent company, while Mary wants to sue one of its many subsidiaries, and the law is not clear on the issue. Big surprise there, but it's a timely issue as in reality there is more and more consolidation, vertical integration, and plain old Pac man-like eating of companies. This is the first of at least four legal issues confronted by the partners in the fifth book of Rosato &DiNunzio series.

This comes to the partners' attention because Mary's close childhood friend Simon has just been fired from his job. His company says his sales are down. Simon says it's because his darling daughter who is four, is undergoing very expensive cancer treatments, and the company is partially on the hook for medical expenses. This is another legal issue, one that could easily be settled before any paperwork is filed.

But the company wants to fight it out in court with terrorism by litigation, the third legal issue. A term that should be familiar since someone we all know uses that tactic to drive his enemies, small companies and anyone who crosses him out of business.

The fourth legal issue is murder, keeping an innocent man out of jail.

Scottoline does an outstanding job in clearly explaining the legal issues. However, her clarity carries over to the rest of the book where it does seem to dumb down the writing in quite a few places.

In contrast, Scottoline does not dumb down the scenes of peril and danger. This is no legal cozy and her writing is sharp and exciting.

The characters are charming and grow quite a bit in this book, especially Bennie who begins to realize what friendship and love really mean. The south Philly one for all and all for one stuff gets just a tiny bit mushy-gushy and dare I say it, annoying?

This is one series that has held its own and has not gotten stale over the years. Thanks to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.


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