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Feared: A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel (edition 2018)

by Lisa Scottoline (Author)

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Title:Feared: A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel
Authors:Lisa Scottoline (Author)
Info:St. Martin's Press (2018), 400 pages
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Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and Goodreads for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I always enjoyed the Rosato and DiNunzio novels. They are always entertaining, especially when the book gets into Mary’s family life. Her father who shouts everything, her mother who feeds everyone, and the Tonys who are her father‘s friends, all make for a colorful family. Plus, Mary is heavily pregnant in this book, which provide some comic moments.
In this novel, Mary’s enemy, Nick Machiavelli, sues Rosato and DiNunzio for reverse discrimination. One of their own lawyers, John Foxman, had said some things which helped Machiavelli’s case.
As the women try to defend themselves, they stumble onto information about shell corporations and other shady business dealings which could blow the case open.
This was a good fast moving story with all the trademarks of Scottoline. My disappointment was in the reveal of the killer. I thought that was pretty unreasonable, as if the author just needed to wrap up the story, and more background to support the killer’s state of mind could have been given. The reason for the murder seemed far-fetched to me.

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  rmarcin | Jan 22, 2019 |
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. The stakes have never been higher for Mary and her associates as they try to keep Machiavelli at bay, solve a murder, and save the law firm they love…or they could lose everything they’ve worked for. Told with Scottoline's trademark gift for twists, turns, heart, and humanity, this latest thriller asks the question: Is it better to be loved, or feared... ( )
  jepeters333 | Dec 8, 2018 |
Feared is an amazing legal thriller. It is book #6 of the series but can easily be read without reading the rest of the books. As with most standalone series, reading them in order gives the reader more background to the story and the character but this book in wonderful on its own.
In Feared we find the women of the law firm going against Nick Machiavelli. He holds a grudge against Rosato & DiNunzio after losing to them in a past case. The case is a reverse sex discrimination case, three men are accusing Rosato & DiNunzio of not hiring them because they were men and the law firm is all women. Mary and Bennie along with the rest of their law firm stay strong, work together, and figure out how to fight fire with fire. From the beginning there is no doubt that the women will win, the women will stay strong and figure out how to save their jobs and their lives.

In this book, we get an inside look at the home lives of the women. They head home to get dirt on Nick since he was from a family in the neighborhood. I loved seeing how these strong Italian families get together, protect each other, and fight for themselves. I liked seeing how their families come first, religion holds a strong place in their lives, and how family included all those who live in the neighborhood.

Lisa Scottoline is a must-read author, this series is one of my favorites, and I will always recommend everyone read them. ( )
  Charlotte_Lynn | Nov 22, 2018 |
Kicking things off, an old foe still harboring a grudge against Mary, sees an opportunity for revenge and much, much more. He could be the one to bring down "Chicago's Premier La Firm," and make himself famous in the process. Attorney Nick Machiavelli sounded more like a mid-way carnival caller than high-priced polished attorney as he announced to reporters that on behalf of his clients he had filed a suit against the esteemed law firm accusing Rosato & DiNunzio of reverse discrimination. Mary, Bennie, and Judy simultaneously felt a knot tighten in the pit of their stomachs.

Mary and Bennie had no idea that John Foxman, the only male associate at Rosato & DiNunzio, wasn't feeling like part of the team. That is until he up and quits. If an insider like Foxman were to Machiavelli, the results could be catastrophic for R&D. But when Foxman is found murdered, things get even worse for Mary and Bennie. Lead Philadelphia Homicide Detective Jason Krakoff follows the clues straight back to the law firm. Eyewitness statements leave no doubt troubles within his former employer's office played a role in Foxman's demise. Detective Krakoff is convinced Judy murdered John after an ugly, public break-up. Whoa! Break-up? Yep, Judy had been secretly involved with John. Now Judy is Krakoff's prime suspect.

Feared is the sixth novel in Scottoline's Rosato & DiNunzio series. Staying true to the formula that works, Scottoline weaves everything together giving listeners the desired happy ending. The audiobook is an incredibly entertaining listening experience. Kate Burton brings the law firm ladies to life. Through tone, inflection, and expert pacing Burton builds tension elicits emotion and pulls the listener into the fictional world of this popular law firm. From the first CD, I was hanging on every word. Searching for a "good place" to pause was nearly impossible. I just didn't want to turn it off. This is definitely a "binge audiobook."

Happy Listening, ( )
  MrsRJ | Nov 20, 2018 |
In Lisa Scottoline's "Feared," Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, and Judy Carrier are under fire from an unscrupulous enemy, attorney Nick Machiavelli, who files a complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, accusing the firm of reverse sex discrimination. Bennie and her colleagues have only one male associate on their payroll, antitrust expert John Foxman, and Nick claims that the three lawyers he represents applied for a job at Rosato & DiNunzio, but were rejected because of their gender. In support of his claim, Machiavelli cites Foxman, who once admitted that "he himself felt out of place at Rosato & DiNunzio because he was a male."

Scottoline includes humorous situations, describes Mary and Judy's personal struggles, and introduces thorny legal issues in her fast-paced book. Bennie, Mary, and Judy are a close-knit trio. Mary, who is seven months pregnant, has old-world Italian parents who fuss over her and threaten anyone who dares to upset her. Bennie knows that Nick is a shyster who is out to destroy the practice that she, Mary, and Judy have worked so hard to build. Adding insult to injury, Nick also implies that the partners may be involved in the bludgeoning death of someone close to them. The ladies enlist the help of Roger Vitez, a laid-back legal superstar, who believes that there is more than one way to win a war.

The author reveals her central characters' thoughts and emotions: Bennie would like to come out against Nick with guns blazing. Mary is perpetually exhausted, but her fine legal mind works on overdrive to fix this mess. Judy is bereft after suffering a wrenching loss, but does her best to pull herself together. Because "Feared" had the potential to be a solid entry in this series, it is all the more disappointing that the author chose to wrap things up with an illogical conclusion. What a shame, especially since Scottoline touchingly explores such themes as the inestimable value of devoted friends and relatives; why it may be better to instill respect, rather than dread, in one's adversaries; and the ways in which compassion and kindness can make everyone's lives immeasurably richer.

Thank you to Goodreads for the ARC. ( )
  booklover915 | Oct 9, 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. The stakes have never been higher for Mary and her associates as they try to keep Machiavelli at bay, solve a murder, and save the law firm they love...or they could lose everything they've worked for"--… (more)

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