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Lady Killer by Lisa Scottoline
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Feb 04, 09

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Read in January, 2009

Scottoline is one of my favorite legal thriller authors. This novel's main character is Mary DiNunzio an associate in the law firm of Rosato & Associates. She is the Mary in Scottoline's "Everywhere That Mary Went" and the protagonist in several other of Scottoline's books.
Drenched in the ethnic culture of an Italian-American heritage, burdened with the "Catholic Guilt" of her childhood and surrounded by family and friends (and some not so friendly acquaintances) from her south Philadelphia neighborhood, Mary struggles to "do the right thing", be a professional, and hold on to her moral and ethical values.
Scottoline is a masterful painter of characters. The south Philly venue teems with all sorts of wonderful people from the Mobbed-up to the "ho" to the just plain Joe. Scottoline protrays them with warmth and humor.
One of Mary's old high school antagonists (Trish Gambone) comes to her for help in getting rid of her abusive boyfriend before he kills her. Everything Mary suggests Trish turns down and goes away claiming to everyone that Mary wouldn't help her. When Trish disappears, Mary goes on a determined hunt to find her.
As usual, Scottoline keeps you turning the pages to see just what new twist the tale will take.
I really enjoyed this book
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