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(Rosato & DiNunzio #6)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  7,565 ratings  ·  1,037 reviews
In the new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, 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 matte
Hardcover, 386 pages
Published August 14th 2018 by St. Martin's Press
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Wynn Anne is first introduced in The Vendetta Defense which is book #6 in the Rosato and Associates Series. The Vendetta Defense is about Judy Carrier and …moreAnne is first introduced in The Vendetta Defense which is book #6 in the Rosato and Associates Series. The Vendetta Defense is about Judy Carrier and Anne’s role in the book is basically a cameo role. Courting Trouble (#7) is all about Anne.(less)

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Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: buddy-read, netgalley
This is one of the best fun legal thriller series on the market today. This is book #6 of the series and as always, I suggest starting at the beginning to truly get acquainted with all the diverse and colorful characters. You’ll love every one of them...and every quirk that goes with them!! (Plenty of those to go around!)

Once again, the lawyers of my favorite law firm are at it again. This book finds them up against their most challenging nemesis yet - Machiavelli. He’s a senior partner in a ri
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley, 2018

“ Is it better to be loved? or feared?“

Love picking up a book from a favorite series, it is like coming home... and how much fun would it be to come home to that DiNunzio Family! This is the sixth book in the Rosato & DiNunzio series, but it could absolutely be read as a standalone...

Lisa Scottoline is definitely the queen of the legal thriller! I love all the lawyer jargon and court room drama... this time Mary and Benny find themselves the defendants in a reverse sex discri
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Feared by Lisa Scottoline is a first for me. It’s the first time I have read a book that is part of a series where I haven’t read them in sequence. It is number six in the Rosato/DiNunzio series.
Feared is a great book on its own and tantalizingly enough to wet my appetite for more of her books. I will be adding the previous five books in this series to my summer reading.
The law firm of Rosato and DiNunzio is busy with one of the biggest cases of their firms career. They are representing a small
Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
Feared is the sixth entry in the Rosato & DiNunzio series and is the second one I have read in the series. I read the one previous to this one Exposed. Jumping into a series this far in isn’t something I normally do as I like to really get to know the characters and see how they change and develop as the series progresses. I do suggest to start with some of the earlier ones to really get to know the characters but I did find it easy to connect with the characters and the legal storylines worked ...more
Sep 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. --Niccolo Machiavelli

I love these characters, I love this series, and I love Lisa Scottoline. All the Rosato & Associates and Rosato & DiNunzio books are fun, though predictable, legal thrillers. While there is nothing particularly new here, coming back to this series is like putting on a soft, fuzzy robe and not leaving bed for a day. They're comforting and perfect for lazy days.

I will say that this one felt a little implausible,
Aug 17, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
3.5 "lawyerly" stars

Murder, mayhem, lawsuits, a vicious lawyer, and Italian families oh my!!! Whatever could possible go wrong? Welcome to the lawyers' tale, the sixth in the Rosato & Dinunzio series.

The law firm of Rosato & DiNunzio is doing well. They have a client who has a suit, an intellectual property suit, against a large tech company which is trying to put them out of business when low and behold the firm gets some really bad news. They, themselves, are being sued with a reverse discrim
Aug 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Half-stars aren't possible at most book review websites, so I'll note that my actual rating is 3.5 stars. For the most part, that's because this, the sixth in the series featuring law firm partners Bennie Rosato and Mary DiNunzio, didn't quite reach the level of others I've read. The plot seemed more than a little contrived, the ending borders on silly and I rather quickly tired of the pregnancy "humor" (especially since Mary, the mom-to-be, most of the time is just seven months along; if she's ...more
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it

Scottoline delivers a perfect blend of characters, setting and story in this delightful series of strong women lawyers.

Feared, is the sixth book in the Rosato and DiNunzio series. A baby shower for Mary is interrupted when papers are served announcing that three men are suing the law firm for reverse sex discrimination. They claim they were not hired because it’s a all female firm, and there are no opportunities for men. Mary and Bennie are outraged. But to make matters worse the one mal
Erin Clemence
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads, kindle
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel!

Bennie and Mary are back in “Feared”, the new Rosato and DiNunzio novel by Lisa Scottoline.

Bennie, Mary and Judy are shocked to the core when they are served with papers that claim reverse discrimination, for refusing to hire male lawyers. When their only male associate, John, admits there is some truth to this and quits the firm, the ladies must focus all of their energies on defending their case. When it co
This is a Legal Thriller, and this is the 6st book in the Rosato and DiNunzio series. I have read all the other books in this series, and I have review most of them. Normally, I do not love legal thrillers, but this series pulled me in because of the characters. I love the characters in this series. This book is my favorite book in this series. I listened to the audiobook, and I loved the narrator of this audiobook. I have to say there is a big twist in this book, and I did not guess or see the ...more
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Though I enjoy Lisa Scottoline's stand alone books, somehow I haven't read Scottoline's Rosato & DiNunzio series before Feared, which is the 6th book of the series. But I received an advanced copy from the publisher and thought I might as well give it a try. I could always read the others if this one was good. Needless to say, I'll be reading the others!
There were character details and references to past legal cases that I wasn't familiar with because I haven't read the previous books, but that
Bam cooks the books ;-)
*3-3.5 stars. This is my first taste of Scottoline's Rosato & DiNunzio series. I was forewarned that the series must be read in order but I persisted and felt the author filled in enough detail that it can definitely be read as a stand alone mystery. Having said that however, I wasn't that engaged by the story itself so perhaps a familiarity with the characters would have helped. It took until about 70% before I felt the mystery really started cooking--from there, it built to an exciting conclus ...more
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have read Lisa Scottoline for many years and have enjoyed her books immensely. This book was no exception. It was a great read. The law firm is being sued for "male" discrimination and the ladies cannot deny they have been advocates for woman. When it comes to light their one male employee feels he has been slighted and mentioned in the law suit it goes from bad to worse especially when there is a murder of one of their own they are close to. As the ladies fight the law suit and try to solve t ...more
Sherri Thacker
Wow!! Who knew this is my 12th book by Lisa Scottoline and I always love her books. This book is the 6th book in this series and I’ve only read #3 in this series besides this one. I’ve been wanting to read this book ever since it came out and was thrilled when the publisher and NetGalley sent it to me for my honest review. It grabbed me from the first page but shortly I started to get bored with all the legal words that were used so I felt like I was skimming a lot of those sections. But then it ...more
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
While I thought this story was a bit long and too detailed on legal jargon at times, I really liked this story. The antagonist, Nick Machiavelli, is not hard to hate with all of his actions, but can he redeem himself? There is much sadness in this story, but the author really pulls together an amazing ending (which always bumps up the rating for me). The "Tony's" are always good for some comic relief!! 7 out of 10. ...more
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Scottoline’s latest offering in the Rosato and DiNunzio legal thriller series will more than satisfy her many readers. The women’s legal firm will handle complicated legal issues, deal with a murder of one of their own, and survive the ruthless shenanigans of Mary’s archrival, Nick Machiavelli. Mary will deal with all of this while being in the third trimester of her pregnancy. [The pregnancy references are a bit too plentiful!] The Italian neighborhood of South Philly plays a major role in solv ...more
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rosato and DiNunzio are sued for reverse discrimination by three lawyers claiming they were not hired because they were male, with the vindictive Nick Machiavelli as counsel. Bennie and Mary are horrified to hear that their one male employee has interviewed at other law firms and, inadvertently, made damaging comments. Then, John Foxman is murdered in his apartment, and the primary suspect is the firm's wacky senior associate, Judy Carrier. As the firm's reputation plummets, their clients in a m ...more
When I saw that Lisa Scottoline was releasing a new Rosato & DiNunzio book, I felt like I was about to get a visit from old friends. I enjoy the characters of the lawyers of the Rosato & DiNunzio firm from the colorful and loyal Judy Carrier, to the strong leader Bennie Rosato, and the always conflicted, lovable Mary DiNunzio and her raucous, loud Italian family. I was intrigued by the set-up of the all female partnered law firm being sued for reverse sex discrimination from male lawyers who wer ...more
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rosato and DiNunzio are BACK with the latest installment to the series, Feared. Feared is immensely engaging; I read it in 24 hours and it did not disappoint! It was so well-written I just needed to know what was going to happen next.

Expertly written by Lisa Scottoline, Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio and Judy Carrier are defending themselves against three men who announce that they are suing the predominately female law firm of Rosato and DiNunzio for reverse sex discrimination. These same three m
Jeff Dickison
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really wanted to give this book 3.5 stars, but since Goodreads doesn't allow such goings on, I had to make a decision. I wound up giving it 4 stars because I love Mary Denunzio and I found it an interesting read in spite of its flaws. First flaw: the reverse discrimination law suit seemed extremely contrived. Second flaw: the reasons the zen-master gave for murder seemed terribly confused and unlikely. Third flaw: whole ending was weak. But I have read far worse novels and I did enjoy it. If y ...more
Randi Daeger
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Don't start this book at was impossible to put down. I would love to meet Lisa Scottoline, she is a gem. ...more
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: legal-thriller
Wonderful, excellent, so readable, great characters and great prose. As always unputdownable. One of my all time favorite authors.
Jul 26, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 stars. This is number 6 in the popular Rosato and DiNunzio legal novels. It features a law firm with three successful women partners and one male attorney. I can understand why readers enjoy such strong, intelligent female leads but I just couldn’t connect with the characters or story. I thought it was too melodramatic. Some of the dialogue was over the top emotional which failed to move me. I found some of the discussion of legal maneuvering and litigation difficult to follow and confusing, ...more
Carla Johnson-Hicks
I have been a big fan of the legal thrillers penned by Lisa Scottoline and this one was an enjoyable read, as I expected. It was not one of the best in the series, but it was still a fun visit with the ladies and gentlemen of Mary DiNunzio's world. In this book Nick Machiavelli has sued the three partners of the law firm for sex discrimination. The one male lawyer in the firm, John Foxman, causes issues when it is revealed that he is looking for a job elsewhere and that he feels uncomfortable wo ...more
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
It was Lisa Scottoline's Rosato and DiNunzio series that brought me to reading her and Mary DiNunzio remains a favorite character. Who can resist a South Philly girl with a close Italian community that includes so many Tonys--Pigeon Tony, Tony 'Two-Feet', Tony-From-Down-the-Block, not to forget Mary's husband Anthony! Just reading about her mother's gravy makes me hungry for pasta.

In Feared, Scottoline once again puts Mary in harm's way. But this time it's not just Mary's life that is on the lin
Aug 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Feared is the 6th book in this series and I was thrilled to reunite with Mary DiNunzio and all of the other characters. In this installment, the law firm is being sued for reverse sex discrimination by three males. The lawyer for these men is the one and only Nick Machiavelli, who is intent on destroying Mary and her firm after she beat him in court. Throughout the course of their investigation someone from their firm is murdered and their firm loses their reputation and their clients. Mary and ...more
Cara Putman
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this installment in the series. The audiobook was masterfully narrated. And the plot kept me guessing. Loved it!!!
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a solid 4.5 stars elevated to a 5. The firm is representing a small security company that is suing two larger companies for unfair business practices. The only male associate there was sitting as second chair on this case and resigned because he thought he had little or no future there. It is also being sued for reverse discrimination by three men who claimed they were not hired by the firm because they were men. Mary is very pregnant and also handling a slightly lighter caseload than u ...more
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars rounded up because I like this series. The law firm of Rosato and DiNunzio is sued for discrimination by three men who say they weren't hired because it's an all woman law firm. Well, they do have one male associate, John Forman but apparently he's not as happy there as everyone believed. Partners Bennie, Mary, and Judy intend to fight this lawsuit tooth and nail. Then John is murdered and Judy becomes the prime suspect.

If you like legal thrillers, the ladies in this law firm have som
4.5 Stars

Lisa Scottoline's Rosato & DiNunzio series is one of my favorites although I love all of her books and have faithfully been reading every one since her first book was published in 1994. So it would not at all be a stretch to say that I'm a humongous fan of her novels; reading one is like sitting down with family, albeit a loud, noisy Italian one at times, but you can't help but just love her books, the characters, and feel like they are family and friends! Needless to say, I was thrill
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