The Resource Feared, Lisa Scottoline

Feared, Lisa Scottoline

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Feared
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Feared
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Lisa Scottoline
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eng
Summary
Mary DiNunzio's ruthless nemesis Nick Machiavelli is back...with a vengeance. When three men announce that they are suing the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm for reverse sex discrimination--claiming that they were not hired because they were men--Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are outraged. To make matters worse, their one male employee, John Foxman, intends to resign, claiming that there is some truth to this case. The plaintiffs' lawyer is Nick Machiavelli, who has already lost to Mary once and is now back with a vengeance --determined not to not only win, but destroy the firm. It soon becomes clear that Machiavelli will do anything in his power to achieve his end...even after the case turns deadly. The stakes have never been higher for Mary and her associates as they try to keep Machiavelli at bay, solve a murder, and save the law firm they love...or they could lose everything they've worked for
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  • When the partners in the law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio—Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, and Judy Carrier—are served with a reverse sex-discrimination lawsuit, they’re certain that the suit has been manufactured by Mary’s archenemy, legal shark Nick Machiavelli. But when they stage a press conference to defend themselves, they (along with the rest of Philly) learn that their associate John Foxman has inadvertently fueled the fire by telling local attorneys that he will never make partner at Rosato & DiNunzio because he is male. Ignoring the partners’ pleas, John resigns. That night, he is murdered in his apartment, and Judy, who had been secretly dating John for months, becomes the prime suspect. She, after all, was the last person to see him alive, and his neighbors report that they argued loudly all evening. Mary takes Judy’s case, skillfully working her South Philly connections in an effort to uncover Machiavelli’s plot and exonerate her best friend. Series fans and newcomers alike will revel in the partners’ fierce loyalty, served up with an endearingly humorous slice of South Philly family life. A sure bet for legal-thriller fans. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The 400,000 announced market distribution will ensure that the latest in this wildly popular series gets quickly into the hands of a devoted readership. -- Tran, Christine (Reviewed 6/1/2018) (Booklist, vol 114, number 19, p42)
  • In bestseller Scottoline’s thought-provoking sixth Rosato & DiNunzio novel (after 2017’s Exposed), three men complain to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission that lawyers Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, and Judy Carrier declined to hire them because of their gender. Though false, the allegation will be difficult to disprove—particularly since Rosato & DiNunzio’s lone male associate, John Foxman, told one of the accusers that he feels marginalized at work. Mary, who’s seven months pregnant, believes that plaintiffs’ counsel, ruthless South Philly lawyer Nick Machiavelli, manufactured the litigation, but she can’t fathom how or why. The firm’s defense attorney, Roger Vitez, claims to have everything under control, but when John is murdered and one of the partners becomes a suspect, Bennie, Mary, and Judy refuse to stand idly by. Colorful characters, breezy writing, and a sharp wit keep the tone light, while the ever-increasing stakes propel the story toward a convenient but otherwise gratifying denouement. Scottoline insightfully explores the challenges facing powerful women at work and at home. 400,000-copy announced first printing. Agent: Robert Gottlieb, Trident Media Group. (Aug.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 06/04/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 23, p)
  • In this next in the mega-best-selling Rosato & DiNunzio thriller series, Mary DiNunzio is cornered by archenemy Nick Machiavelli, who accuses her father and a family friend of embezzling from their South Philadelphia social club. That's when Mary decides to fight fire with fire. With a one-day laydown on August 14. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed 03/15/2018) (Library Journal, vol 143, issue 5, p72)
  • It had to happen sooner or later: Philadelphia's premier, mostly female legal partnership, Rosato and DiNunzio, gets sued for sex discrimination. Just because Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, and Judy Carrier have hired John Foxman as an associate doesn't mean they can't be sued by Stephen McManus, Michael Battle, and Graham Madden, who claim that they're not willing to turn the firm any more male than it is. Nick Machiavelli, the lawyer representing the plaintiffs, has gotten evidence that John's felt like an outsider while he's on the job, and since Machiavelli is already holding a grudge against Mary, that's good enough for him. Beginning with the accusatory press conference he convenes, things rapidly go from bad to worse. John quits the firm, leaving Judy to carry the ball alone in pressing their little-guy client London Technologies' case against superrival Home Hacks. Then he gets himself murdered, and Detective Jason Krakoff, of Philadelphia Homicide, quickly ascertains that Judy had been dating John until they broke up, within the hearing of witnesses, an hour or two before the murder. The London Technologies plaintiffs start wavering; the partners can't turn on the television without seeing Machiavelli crow; a predatory freelance reporter starts dogging the heroines; and Judy looks dead in the water—though Scottoline (Exposed, 2017, etc.) finds little time to develop those last two possibilities because she's preoccupied with tracing the effects of all this stress on Mary's late-term pregnancy. Not even a mother's love could triumph over the dark doings laid out with such professional relish—or so you'd think if you didn't know the formula, which dictates a sudden late-breaking turn from incredibly bad luck to incredibly good. Synthetic as all get-out, from the scenes with Mary's oh-so-Italian family to the unlikely events that bring about the amazingly happy ending. But Scottoline, who obviously knows her readers inside out, hits every mark, and the results are never less than pleasurable, down to the last satisfying twist. (Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10685214
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scottoline, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Rosato and Associates novels
Series volume
0017
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rosato & Associates (Imaginary organization)
  • Women lawyers
  • Murder
  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
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Feared, Lisa Scottoline
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Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781250099594
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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regular print
Label
Feared, Lisa Scottoline
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781250099594
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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