Large Print - 2018
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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 matters worse, their one male employee, John Foxman, intends to resign, claiming that there is some truth to this case. The plaintiffs' lawyer is Nick Machiavelli, who has already lost to Mary once and is now back with a vengeance - determined not to not only win, but destroy the firm. It soon becomes clear that Machiavelli will do anything in his power to achieve his end...even after the case turns deadly.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, ©2018.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781432855963
Characteristics: 581 pages ;,23 cm


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Nov 02, 2018

I enjoyed everything about this book except the ultimate reveal. The perpetrator has a 180 degree change of personality for the slimmest of reasons. I shook my head and couldn't embrace the impossibility of it.

The characters are interesting and fun. The friendships are believable and true. And Nary's South Philly Italian family reminded me of the large Italian family who lived next door when I was a youngster.....in a very good way.

And Hooray for Flavia Machiavelli!

Hillsboro_ElizabethH Oct 28, 2018

Ms. Scottoline does not disappoint! There are so many plot twists that you have no idea who the antagonist is until the very end, and as usual, it's a surprise.

Oct 20, 2018

Bennie Rosato and Mary DiNunzio are once again facing their nemesis Nicky Machiavelli who believes that it is better to be feared than loved. He files a reverse discrimination suit against the firm alleging they only hire women. While the pair try to fight this suit the stakes are heightened when their one and only male associate says he wants to quit. Things go from bad to worse but as is always the case with all the twists and turns in a Rosato DiNunzio novel all's well that ends well.

Oct 08, 2018

Great addition to the series and sure to be enjoyed by insiders. All of the usual elements are here: Mary's South Philly family and culture, the power of girlfriends, good, solid lawyering, fun investigation and an action-packed ending. This book had just a tiny deeper element of Mary's ambivalence toward her pregnancy that I think rang true.--especially with first time parents. I also like that Mary and Anthony have selected to go forward with a less common division of family labor. I hope it works out. As for Mary's enemy, Machiavelli, we don't know what the future holds for him and his relationship with Mary but we know one thing for sure: never underestimate the power of the MOTHER.

Oct 02, 2018

Bennie, Mary and Judy are back and battling a legal attack on their law firm. An enjoyable read with a doozy of an ending. If you haven't read Lisa Scottoline before, you might want to start at the beginning of the Rosato & Associates series to get the back story on the legal trio of women lawyers.

Sep 29, 2018

FEARED is a really interesting story and the usual good fare from Scottoline. Deals with threats to the firm, murder, and the issue of reverse discrimination, legal malpractice, and impending motherhood. Only one thing bothered me about the story. When the firm's existence was threatened right at the outset of the book, the partners made a number very obvious tactical mistakes in how they responded to that complicated things for them, such as quickly holding a press conference where they got blindsided. I get that the threat was very real and from a total scumbag enemy of Mary's. And I get that they felt they needed to "fight back." What I didn't get was why they choose to take some of the actions they did. It seems out of character for a group of well-grounded lawyers who are usually very strategic and well-prepared when they act. The good news is that about half way through the book, they reverted to normal behavior and eliminated the threat. Good read. Enjoy

Sep 11, 2018

Wow! What a great book! Full of great characters and plot. A must read loved it! Was worth waiting for.

Aug 27, 2018

Another solid performance by Lisa Scottoline and an interesting chapter in the lives of these characters. Great twist in this story that was certainly hidden until the end. Happy days ahead for Mary and her new family.

Aug 16, 2018

This book could be read as a stand-alone but you'd miss out on a world of great reading.

The stakes are high for the firm of Rosato & DiNunzio & Associates when it is the focus of a lawsuit and smear campaign by Mary's nemesis, Nick Machiavelli.

The plot is detailed with excitement as Mary, Judy, Bennie & Ann work together to solve a colleague's murder as well as a client's corporate life and death lawsuit.

Mary's extended South Philly family provide the love and laughter that makes this a series to look-forward-to -encounter every year.

Thank you Lisa Scottoline for another great book in this series!

May 11, 2018

A big thank you to St. Martin's Press for a paperback ARC of this new installment in the Rosato & DiNunzio series. Mary has been on of my favorite characters since I read "Everywhere That Mary Went" and it is heartwarming to see Mary about to become a mother. Meanwhile, there are lawsuits and a murder to deal with as well as the legal machinations of Nick Machiavelli. The action is nonstop and the murderer was a total surprise to me. I know fans of Mary and Judy will really love this one.

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