Grace Rossi is starting over after a divorce, and a part-time job with a federal appeals court sounds perfect. But she doesn't count on being assigned to an explosive death penalty appeal. Nor does she expect ardor in the court in the form of an affair with the chief judge. Then Grace finds herself investigating a murder, unearthing a secret bank account and following a tr...more
A death penalty case is up for appeal and time is running out. Grace and her boss, Judge Armen Gregorian, believe his sentence should be r ...more
Yay! I found another Scottoline "lady lawyer" tale that I hadn't yet read. (The only two I'm still looking for are "Dirty Blonde" and "Moment of Truth.")
A divorced, single-mom attorney named Grace is the lead character in this book. She's been on staff to an elite federal judge, when the judge suddenly dies. Initially everyone thinks it was suicide -- but Grace. She and the judge had just had a mutually-desired intimate encounter; she can't beli ...more
Quick plot summary (some spoilers ahead, so it’s hidden): (view spoiler)[Grace Rossi is the career lawyer in the chambers of Federal Circuit Court judge Armen Gregorian, workin ...more
"Grace Rossi is starting over after a divorce, and a part-time job with a federal appeals court sounds perfect. But she doesn't count on being assigned to an explosive death penalty appeal. Nor does she expect ardor in the court in the form of an affair with the chief judge. Then Grace finds herself investigating a murder, unearthing a secret bank account and following a trail of bribery and judicial corruption that's stumped even the FBI. In no time at all, Grace under fire takes on a wh ...more
I quite enjoyed this one. It is a fast-paced read and I did read it quickly.
In Final Appeal, the love story sub-plot you expect in this kind of novel is there, but it takes a turn out of left field it is does ...more
I was looking for a new favorite author...this was not the one.
This week's read was titled Final Appeal, by Lisa Scottoline. I thought that I'd read every one of her books so far, but I somehow missed this one. (It's Rosato and Associates Series #2 for those of you familiar with the series). The main character in this book is single mom Grace Rossi, who's an attorney working on a death penalty appeal and who has a very brief affair with her boss--a judge--before he os ...more
Grace Rossi is a lawyer in Philadelphia who has started working part-time after a divorce. She gets a job with a federal appeals court, and is overall quite pleased with it - until she is assigned a high-profile death penalty appeal case. She also learns that her boss, who she has secretly always found attractive, finds her attractive as well. One night while working late, they admit to their feelings and make love. The next morn ...more
Legal Thriller - Grace Rossi, single mother and ex-trial lawyer is clerking part-time for Chief Judge Armen Gregorian of the US Court of Appeals. Grace has a crush on the judge who has confided that he is about to become divorced from his newly elected Senator wife. The judge is found dead, an apparent suicide, but Grace is sure it's a murder and investigates.
Scottoline, Lisa - 2nd in series
To Philadelphia lawyer Grace Rossi, who is starting over after a divorce, a part-time job with a federal appeals court sounds perfect. But Grace doesn't count on being assigned to an explosive death penalty appeal. Nor does she expect to have an affair with her boss, Chief Judge Armen Gregorian. Then the unimaginable happens: an apparent suicide in strange circumstances leads to Grace becoming involved in a murder investigation. As events spiral ...more
Clearly one of the early books from this author. Grace is a single mom working for a judge. He is found dead, an apparent suicide. But Grace thinks something else is going on and that the judge was murdered. The story was all over the place, but the mystery was good. Light summer read.
At first there were so many characters introduced, I was a little confused. Quickly I got them all straight and was hooked at some of the surprises. Near the end there were a few typos, but they didn't change the story. Sorry to have it end, want to know what happens next to the characters!
It’s bad enough that Philadelphia lawyer, Grace Rossi, is having an affair with her boss, Chief Judge Armen Gregorian – his going and “committing suicide” in his office really make for a bad day.
With a death penalty case coming up for its final appeal, everyone involved is concerned.
One of my most favorite things about Ms Scottoline's style is her storytelling ability and technique that makes her characters come to life in a delightful way. They almost become your friend because they pop up in other stories too.
I always feel that her books should have 2-3 more chapters to bring it to a proper close. One feels as if they have slammed into a brick wall at the very end.
Highly recommend this book!