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Rough Justice (Rosato & Associates #3)

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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  2,996 ratings  ·  154 reviews

Criminal lawyer Marta Richter is hours away from winning an acquittal for her client, millionaire businessman Elliot Steere, on trial for the murder of a homeless man who had tried to carjack him. But as the jury begins deliberations, Marta discovers the chilling truth about her client's innocence. Taking justice into her own hands, she furiously sets out to prove the trut

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Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Published (first published January 1st 1997)
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Maria João Fernandes
"Não é um trabalho, é uma aventura."

"Rosato & Associadas" é uma agência de advogadas. Lisa Scottoline criou protagonistas de personalidades fortes, todas elas especialistas em direito, que trabalham em conjunto para desvendar um mistério sobre o seu cliente atual.É o primeiro livro que leio desta série, mas o facto de a presença feminina ser dominante torna o livro uma lufada de ar fresco. Afinal, porque são sempre os homens a destacar-se nos enredos de ação?

"O poder era apenas um estado de
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Kris - My Novelesque Life
3.5 STARS

"Criminal lawyer Marta Richter is about to win an acquital for her latest client, millionaire businessman Elliot Steere. Then Steere lets slip that he's sold Marta a false self-defence claim and that he murdered the homeless man who tried to carjack him. A furious Marta resolves to discover the evidence that will convict Steere -- before the jury returns with its verdict. In a race against time and the worst blizzard Philadelphia has seen in years, Marta drafts help from two able associ
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Emily
The best of hers I've read so far (1,2,3,4,5,6,9,14,16,17,18,19).

I found this one truly fast-paced. It jumps right in with a murder client revealing that he's guilty, the jury already in deliberation. We get to hear the thoughts of all the characters. Each chapter has a cliffhanger, because the way the chapters separate the action (and main characters), it could be a few chapters before a thread is revisited and we find out what happens next to that character/plot line.

I have started reading t
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Nicola
While I found it difficult to believe that a high powered lawyer was surprised to find that her client was truly guilty, I did enjoy reading the results of this revelation. Scottoline created mystery and suspense in the right amounts. She developed characters that I wanted to cheer on to victory. I found the twists and turns intriguing. While the snowstorm added to the drama, I did wonder how our characters were the only ones who were able to get around the city.
Marta was a strong female charac
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Diane Coto
The title is appropriate. Things did get very rough for criminal lawyer, Marta Richter. She’d been trying a high profile murder case in Philadelphia and now the jury is in deliberation. She feels certain Elliot Steere will be acquitted for the murder of a homeless man who was trying to hijack him. Then he admits to her that he is guilty. Now she’s running out of time. She seeks the help of associates, Mary Dinunzio and Judy Carrier, to search for evidence that had been missed. The chain of event ...more
Doris Jean
Jul 15, 2014 Doris Jean rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who enjoy roughness, action and violence.
Shelves: fiction
I read the 1997 edition, 460 pages. Right away I felt the author was trying to make the book challenging by adding many people to the story. Too many characters. Too confusing, so I started a list of them. One, two or three new characters on pages 1, 5,7, 13, 16, 22, 26, 28, 29, 31, 32, 37, 45 and the book was too hard to read up to this point. All these people and not too much plot or action for me.

Then I got involved in the story until page 82 when more characters, the Trolios, are mentioned.
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Danielle
It seems like, for many people, this book is a favorite of Lisa Scottoline's many Rosato & Associates novels. For me, not so much. The book didn't grab me at the beginning, and all the legalese made my head spin. Still, I forced myself to keep reading because I don't want to give up on this series. There was a lot of action throughout the book, which I liked, but I felt like the end was wrapped up rather quickly and left me a little confused.

Elliot Steere is a millionaire on trial for murder
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Dyana
Would have given this book five stars except for the profanity. Marta Richter is close to winning an acquittal for her client Elliot Steere when he tells her he is quilty and it's too late for her to do anything about it. Steere is a millionaire businessman who murdered a homeless man under a bridge claiming self-defense. The jury has already begun deliberations, and Marta is determined to discover why he did it and find evidence to prove the truth. Steere is confidant he will win because he has ...more
Terri Lynn
I didn't like this one as much as the previous ones nor as well as the very last title in the series. Bennie Rosato isn't the main attraction in this story though she is certainly present. The Rosato firm, working along with lawyer Marta Richter are defending a rich creep who murdered a black man who appeared to be a poor homeless guy in what he claimed was self-defense, but when the case goes to the jury (including one juror on the killer's payroll), the client, millionaire businessman Elliot S ...more
Carol
LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is one of the worst of her books for language!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I do not get why authors think they need to use bad language to make a story work!!!! This is a great story of corruption and luckily it's being found out and punished.

Lisa Scottoline - please back off on the language!!!
Daniel Stallings
The characters and story line was great. The writing left a lot to be desired. The constant use of the "f" word took away from me giving any higher rating. If you took the "f" word out of this book, I bet it would cut 100 pages off the length.
Tabitha Quire
Drags in the beginning, but does get better towards middle and then I just wanted to keep reading to get to the end. So overall this was a good book; the third in the series of Rosato and Associates.
Laurie Armstrong
This story was really good. I liked how it all came together. But I don't understand the need for so much profanity. Due to that, I can't give it more than three stars.
Debra
Drags in the beginning, but picks up and left me exhausted by the time I was finished. And that's a good thing!
Jill Snyder
Starts a little slow list the other books of hers I've read. Gets good in the middle of the book
Karen
Absolutely love all books by Lisa Scottoline!!!!! Start at the beginning and read them in order.
Cathy
An early book in the "Rosado & Associates" series. The dilemma: What do you do when your defendant who is on the verge of acquittal brags that he did deliberately murder the victim, taunts you that he's going to get away with it and uses that as a threat to your safety and to those you care about? A good, fast moving story. Some suspension of disbelieve is needed as an awful lot happens in a short amount of time; the main character would've needed super-human strength to keep on going withou ...more
Chris
THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLY

(I gave it a 3.5 based on:
Our gripe is that 2/3 of the book took place during such a bitter and deep snowstorm that roads were closed and cities crippled.)

We're reading Ms. Scottoline's works in order, so this is number 5. In "Justice", she reprises Mary DiNunzio's character from book 1 and if our notes are corre
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Jerry
Good Premise, Great Plot, Implausible Action, Super End!

The above gives you the short version, now here comes the longer one. We're reading Ms. Scottoline's works in order, so this is number 5. In "Justice", she reprises Mary DiNunzio's character from book 1 and if our notes are correct, (Ms.) Bennie Rosata's from book 3 -- which is nice because we're really getting inside these character's personalities which adds to the fun. The basic premise this time is that a guest hot-shot lawyer from out
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Kathy
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The book falls early in the chronological line of events in the life of Bennie Rosato -- the all-women law firm is founded, but young.

The main character is actually an out of state crim. defense attorney, Marta Richter, who affiliates w. the Rosato firm when she undertakes the defense of a well-known Phil. millionaire developer, Elliot Steere. The jury has gone out when Steer foolishly -- but necessarily, to propel the action -- confesses to Richter that he did in fact kill the homeless man whom
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Linda
OK, I confess: One of the reasons I love reading the books in Lisa Scottoline's "Rosato and Associates" series is that the protagonists are all women lawyers. So I have to say I especially liked the fact that this particular story brought together several of her memorable legal women characters working together in more or less equal measure to solve the mystery. I just get so tired of male-dominated action plots in books and movies -- for instance, the same weekend as I was reading this book, I ...more
Carol
Lisa Scottoline's "Rosato and Associates" series is entertaining as the protagonists are all women lawyers. This particular story brought together several of her memorable legal women characters working together in more or less equal measure to solve the mystery.

Rough Justice takes off from an unexpected premise. Rather than building the suspense on whether the lawyer is going to win the case, Scottoline starts us off with a case that is all but won and in the bag. Marta Richter, a skilled crim
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LJ
ROUGH JUSTICE
Scottoline, Lisa - 5th in the Rosato and Associates series

From Fantastic Fiction: Criminal lawyer Marta Richter is about to win an acquital for her latest client, millionaire businessman Elliot Steere. Then Steere lets slip that he's sold Marta a false self-defence claim and that he murdered the homeless man who tried to carjack him. A furious Marta resolves to discover the evidence that will convict Steere -- before the jury returns with its verdict. In a race against time and the
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Neeka
Comparing this to the two previous books in the series - much better. I would have rated this a 3.5 so I just rounded up. Though I wish her books focused more on the courtside on the stories instead of lawyers get pulled into things, their lives are in danger, have to figure out the big mystery to save everyone, and also so justice is right.
I just need to remind myself that Scottoline isn't Connelly no matter how much I wish it.
Gillian Paulus
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Sharon
I have listened to several of this author’s audiobooks and find them enjoyable. In this book the all-female law firm of Benny Rosatto has been hired by another lawyer, Marta Richter, to help her defend a Philadelphia developer accused of murdering a black man who he accused of trying to carjack him. After he confesses to Marta that he is guilty of killing the man in cold blood, she enlists associates Mary DeNunzio and Judy Carrier to help her find evidence that the developer is guilty. In the me ...more
Jan
Not one of her best. The language is a little -- um -- racy? No, make that leaves a LOT to be desired....the plot, however, is pretty good. I do like attorney/criminal justice books. John Grisham is better though. And he doesn't need yukky language to carry the book well.
Shana
Another great story with Rosato and Associates. It was a twisty legal thriller that made me want to run into traffic every once in awhile, so I could listen to a few more minutes. I am partial to Mary, but I have enjoyed every story from the series. If you like legal thrillers, please give Scottoline's a try. I don't think you will be disappointed.
Roger
I sometimes only find out after the fact that the book I have picked to read by a new (to me) author is their single worst book. I have to wonder if that is the case with Lisa Scottoline's Rough Justice. This novel is poorly written, and populated by characters you won't care about. I had to finish it so I could earn the right to write this review. Rough Justice is just plain bad. From the ham handed beginning (am I really being asked to believe one of the allegedly top criminal defense attorney ...more
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Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 23 novels, including her latest, EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES, which releases in April 2015. She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled "Chick Wit" which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman's perspective.
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Rosato & Associates (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Legal Tender (Rosato & Associates, #2)
  • Mistaken Identity (Rosato & Associates, #4)
  • Moment of Truth (Rosato & Associates, #5)
  • The Vendetta Defense (Rosato & Associates, #6)
  • Courting Trouble (Rosato & Associates, #7)
  • Dead Ringer (Rosato & Associates, #8)
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