Rough Justice (Rosato and Associates #3)
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...more
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Marta es una importante y recococida abogada que nunca pierde, en ésta oportunidad, está defendiendo a Elliot Steere y éste saldrá bajo libertad -como todos sus clientes está a punto de ser declarado inocente-, cuando él le confiesa ser culpable del asesinato. Marta entra en el dilema moral de dejar libre a un asesino y así como consiguió las pruebas que lo hicieron parecer inocente, ahora su meta es encontrar las pruebas que lo ha ...more
"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 ...more
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.
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Lisa Scottoline - please back off on the language!!!
Marta was a strong female charac ...more
"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 ...more
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 ...more