- Written by: Lisa Scottoline
- Published by: St. Martin’s Press, August 15, 2017
- Length: 352 pages
- Source: I was sent an advanced and finished copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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.
I’ve come to love this Rosato and DiNunzio series from Lisa Scottoline. This says a lot because I try not to read any books in a series, I find that it drives me crazy waiting for the next one..ha ha. These books are different, the pacing is quick enough to keep me turning pages but at the same time the characters are comfortable and like coming home. I adore Mary and her crazy South Philly camaraderie and Bennie tries to come off all hard and business like all the time, when she really has a soft said. Fellow associate Judy is just for fun, smart and capable but slightly off kilter.
Exposed has some very high profile issues, one being the rights of employees when it comes to medical care for themselves or family. How does one person’s illness impact a company and their ability to pay for health insurance? The other topic is ethics in the work place, how far to go to make a buck. Mixed in we have a struggle for who to represent as seen by our lawyers Mary and Bennie, when old friend crosses into long term clients who can decide?
This book moved very quickly and the questions were not resolved even when I thought they were and the package all tied up nice and pretty. Scottoline has a knack for taking the suspense one step farther and it makes for great reading. Nice touches are always the local flavor of Philadelphia and the references to family, food, love interests, and the friendships of Mary, Bennie and Judy. Nice job on the teaser at the end Lisa….I look forward to the next installment in this series.
Can’t recommend this book enough, pure pleasure reading and it will make you want to read the entire series. Thanks again to John Karle for providing a copy and his support of my blog.