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(Rosato & DiNunzio #5)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  6,386 ratings  ·  840 reviews
In this New York Times bestselling novel, 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 stra
Hardcover, 341 pages
Published August 15th 2017 by St. Martin's Press
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I’ve been a huge fan of this series for years. What makes this series so special are all the quirky characters involved. Unfortunately this one fell a little short for me, in that the spotlight was on the lawsuit at hand, rather than the characters. I found myself skimming through most of the legal jargon looking for any hint of when the characters might take center stage.

Simon, Mary’s longtime family friend is in dire trouble. His wife passed on, his daughter has cancer and is fighting for
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Over the years I’ve enjoyed many of Lisa Scottoline’s novels. Although I haven’t read all of the books in the Rosato & DiNunzio series it hasn’t affected my enjoyment of the ones I have read.

In this novel, we have Rosato vs. DiNunzio when Mary DiNunzio takes on a case that pits her against her partner and friend, Bennie Rosato.

Mary DiNunzio doesn’t know what to expect when her father announces that he and his friends nee
Maureen Carden
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Philadelphia lawyers Bennie Rosato and Mary DiNunzio look to end up on opposite of a case, possibly ending their new partnership. Bennie represents a parent company, while Mary wants to sue one of its many subsidiaries, and the law is not clear on the issue. Big surprise there, but it's a timely issue as in reality there is more and more consolidation, vertical integration, and plain old Pac man-like eating of companies. This is the first of at least four legal issues confronted by the partners ...more
Brenda - Traveling Sister
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Traveling Sisters Review with Kaceey.

Exposed is the fifth book in the Rosato & DiNunzio series and the first one that I read. I read it along with Kaceey who is a fan of the series and has read them all. While I enjoyed this one it probably wasn’t the best one for me to have jumped into. I think it can be read as a stand-alone but Kaceey felt it wasn’t one of her favorites.

Exposed is a witty, suspenseful legal thriller with a little drama that digs deep and focuses a lot on the law
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Legal mystery fans
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. Thank you St. Martin's Press.
Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato are equal partners in the law firm of Rosato&DiNunzio. Mary gets a call from her dad to come to the hospital, where Rachel, granddaughter to Tony"Two Feet", one of her dad's oldest friends is being treated for leukemia. She is on a bone marrow transplant waiting list. Simon, Rachel's dad, has just been fired from his job at OpenSpace. He believes that he was fired because of the astronomica
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
A great series is continued with Exposed. This one brings a little tension as partners Mary and Bennie are going head to head over a case. Mary wants to defend a friend, Simon, who has been wrongfully fired, but Bennie sees a conflict of interest as she represents the company Simon works for. Threaded throughout is the drama of Simon's daughter, Rachel who is hospitalized waiting for a transplant. Emotions run high as the injustice of Simon being fired and potentially because of high insurance c ...more
G.H. Eckel
Nov 09, 2017 rated it liked it
First, I'm clear from the opening pages that Scottoline is a talented writer. This novel, however, doesn't quite live up to those first pages. Two partners and best friends in the same law firm represent both the man suing his previous employer for wrongful termination (his daughter has enormous medical bills that are raising the company's insurance premiums) and the company being sued. That plot line morphs into something completely different at p. 150. There's a murder of a corporate official ...more
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have followed this series and the Rosato and Associate series from the beginning. The first series was about Bennie Rosato. Mary DiNunzio, Judy Carrier and Anne Murphy were hired later on; then Mary and Bennie became partners. Lately the books featured Mary, but in this book Scottoline features almost equally DiNunzio and Rosato.

Mary’s clients come primarily from South Philly amongst the Italian population and are small businesses and individuals. Bennie primarily has corporations as her clien
Chris Mara
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosario are female partners in their law firm.

( I personally think DiNunzio & Rosario are similar in style and character to the Rizzoli and Isles series from author Tess Gerritsen which I like to read as well. They bring to the reader the personal and professional sides of all these women; the soft and the hard.)

Mary and Bennie are very smart, dynamic women and make a great team...until a potential conflict of interest occurs.

This conflict concerns something so ve
Laura Rash
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love these Rosato & DiNunzio books! This one was really exciting & had a whopper of an ending that left me smiling & wondering what the future will hold for these law partners!
Thanks so much to Lisa for this early signed copy!
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Lisa Scottoline has fast become a favourite author of mind. She writes various genres, but her legal thrillers are my favourites. Her latest entry into her Rosato & DiNunzio series has Mary and Bennie at odds about conflict of interest. Mary wants to defend Simon, a lifetime friend and someone from the neighbourhood, against the company that fired him due to the cost of his daughter's medical fees, and Bennie tells her she can't because the firm represents the parent company. When Mary final ...more
Book Him Danno
Jul 20, 2017 rated it liked it
3 stars out of 5
I want to give this book 4 stars but I just can't. I speed read the first half of the book because there was just too much Lawyer talk and going on and on about the legal side of taking a case that could be a conflict of interest for the Law Firm. The author could have written this conflict in the less chapters and sill give the reader the same amount of conflict and character development.
75% in to the book the story really picks up and I couldn't put it down if my house was on f
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
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One of the better books in this series, with both Bennie Rosato and Mary DeNunzio playing major roles. Mary is asked to help an old neighborhood friend and son of one of the three Tonys to sue an employer who fired him because of his daughter's medical bills. However, the employer is a subsidiary of one of Bennie's corporate clients, pitting the two partners against each other. Things escalate legally, professionally, and personally. And when things look bleakest, Scottoline returns to her theme ...more
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I never, ever count Lisa Scottoline out. Her books always have a way of delivering high quality drama and relationships. "Exposed" is no exception. I love legal thrillers (Law & Order is my favorite TV show). I find the legal system fascinating. This book is Mary DiNunzio at her best. She's juggling work, family, and all of her relationships yet she flounders only occasionally. Her voice is honest and real. The book, to me, was a little slow to start (hence the 4 star). But I kept reading an ...more
Susan Johnson
Oct 25, 2017 rated it liked it
I got this book from my friend, Thomas, so thank you.

Rachel is 4 and suffering from leukemia. She's in the Children's Hospital awaiting a bone marrow transplant match and her medical bills are spinning out of control. The costs for the bone marrow match alone are huge. Her father, Simon, has medical insurance through work when suddenly his sales route is cut back and he can't make his quota. The next month he is fired and he no longer has insurance. He thinks he is fired because Rachel's medic
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. Lawyer Mary DiNunzio comes from an old and large Italian neighborhood. When one of her friends from here is fired, Mary immediately agrees to file a lawsuit for medical discrimination. The same day, her law partner Bennie Rosato tells her the firm represents the parent company so her agreement is a conflict of interest for the firm. Neither of them is willing to give up their client so it appears that Mary will have to split from the law firm. Then the supervisor who fired Mary's clie ...more
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
I received this book in a give away and can only hope that endless errors in grammar, including not knowing the difference between their and there or contractions vs possessives, repeatedly misnaming main characters, cringe worthy dialogue, sentences with missing words or incorrect verb tense, conflicting information, etc. were corrected before final publication. Obviously Scottoline needs to find a competent editor but does she honestly ever proof her own writing? How can something with so many ...more
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Exposed is the 5th novel in the outstanding Rosato & DiNunzio series by Lisa Scottoline, and I think it may be her best yet!

Mary DiNunzio is well-known to stand up for clients who are being wrongfully persecuted, and that is exactly what is happening to her childhood friend from the old neighborhood, Simon Pensiera who believes he has been wrongfully terminated by his employer, OpenSpace. Simon, along with Mary’s father and the “Tonys” from the neighborhood have arrived at her law office bec
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the fifth book from Scottoline built around the Philadelphia law partnership of Bennie Rosato and Mary DiNunzio, which in turn grew out of her popular Rosato & Associates series.

Mary DiNunzio was made partner in the firm a few books ago. She comes from the Italian section of Philadelphia and has built a large client base from her connections with old neighbors and friends. In this novel a long-time friend Simon has been fired from his job. He was recently widowed and now has a five-y
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
EXPOSED is an gripping, fast moving legal thriller about partnerships and loyalty.

Attorney Mary DiNunzio’s family friend is in trouble and desperately needs her help. Simon Pensiera, a sales rep has been unjustly fired from his job, and his four year daughter desperately needs a bone marrow transplant. Without the insurance from his job Simon is sunk. It's when discussing the case with Mary’s law partner Bennie Rosato, that Mary first learns of a potential conflict of interest. Bennie re
☘Tara Sheehan☘
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lisa Scottoline is one of those writers who is high on my go to authors when I’m in the mood for a good mystery as she has yet to disappoint.

Her latest is no exception as she offers up a new entry into her Rosato & DiNunzio series with the criminal element exposed and ready to do whatever it takes to bury those secrets before they find the light of day in yet another one of her cleverly written novels. Scottoline slowly unwinds all the elements and leaves it nearly to the end before you fin
Dottie Legatos
Being from South Philly, I drop everything for a Lisa Scottoline book, especially her Rosato & DiNunzio series. In this installment, Mary DiNunzio takes on a case that is close to her heart. It involves a family friend from her South Philly neighborhood who has been wrongfully terminated. However, this friend was an employee of a company that is represented by Rosato &Di Nunzio, and creates conflict of interest. This case means a lot to Mary and her family, and may well break up her part ...more
Kate Olson
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Just as good as the entire rest of the Rosato series! Love these legal thrillers featuring a team of female lawyers in Philadelphia.

Thanks to St. Martin's Press for the Goodreads giveaway!

I have read every single title by Scottoline in the two different Bennie Rosato series - 11 in the Rosato & Associates series and now 5 in the Rosato & Dinunzio series. They are dependably fast-paced and heavy on the legalese, with lots of friendship, family and romance thrown in. This latest title pi
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Exposed is the fifth book in the Rosato & DiNunzio series. They can be read as standalones and you not miss much with the backstories or even read out of order. I have been reading them out of order as I won Damaged (the fourth in the series, my review is here) in a Goodreads giveaway not knowing it is a series. My local library has them all in audio, so I plan to listen to the other two that I have not listened to y
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Getting a legal complaint can be frightening, it is like terrorism by litigation.

This is by far my favorite of the Rosato & DiNunzio series. It brought both partners Bennie and Mary to a crisis of their loyalty to each other and what they believed is right.

Mary has taken a case from a friend of the family and one that she cares deeply for. Simon has been fired from his job and with recently being widowed and fighting for his daughter's life, he has no recourse to sue. Mary believes he has a
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great read and lots of drama and suspense as two good friends need to take sides in a law partnership case. Turns out that they team up to find the real murderer and are in grave danger. It is a book you will not want to put down until you finish it. Was nice to read another of L. Scottoline's great books and I do recommend it.
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Been quite a while since I've read a Rosato & DiNunzio. This is her first book with this new group of people. Very entertaining but suspenseful too.

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 eve
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
#16 in the Rosato universe (#5 as Rosato & DiNunzio). As always, author Scottoline produces a fast moving, interesting legal thriller. This time out, we learn about the bone dry topic of conflict of interest as it pertains to legal partnerships - but it is somehow made interesting and (for the most part - excluding short quotations of the law) readable. Mary confirms her attachment to her South Philly base and takes her attachment to the point of severing her partnership with Bennie Rosato.

Debbie Oxier
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This started out a bit slow but once it kicked into gear I didn't want to put it down. Bennie Rosato and Mary DiNinzio are partners in a law firm and slowly working their way up to friends. Bennie has no family but sees a man named Declan off and on even though he's a couple hours away. Mary, on the other hand, has a big, boisterous family -Italian - so lots of relatives and family friends they think of as relatives. Like her father, Tony's best friend, Tony (nickname, Feet). Feet's granddaughte ...more
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“Her father had grown up with The Tonys; Tony “From-Down-The-Block” LoMonaco, “Pigeon” Tony Lucia, and Tony “Two Feet” Pensiera, which got shortened to “Feet,” so even his nickname had a nickname.” 0 likes
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