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 strategy between the two ensues—ripping the law firm apart, forcing everyone to take sides and turning friend against friend.
SOMETIMES LOYALTY CAN BE LETHAL.
Praise for Exposed:
"Plot twists aplenty raise the stakes." —People Magazine
"Exposed is Lisa Scottoline's sweet spot: law, loyalty, trust, and of course, family." —Brad Meltzer
"Fastpaced, heart-tugging...readers will enjoy seeing how it all plays out." —Publishers Weekly
“A gripping thriller...Exposed wraps up with a demolition-derby doozy of an ending that will leave you shaken." —The Washington Post
"The final curtain will find you cheering, and Scottoline will have earned every hurrah." —Kirkus (starred review)
"[The Rosato and DiNunzio stories] are always her best works and this newest is the best of the best in this series." —Huffington Post
Edgar-winner Scottoline highlights the perils of our health care system in her fast-paced, heart-tugging fifth Rosato & DiNunzio novel (after 2016's Damaged). Simon Pensiera, an old family friend of Philadelphia lawyer Mary DiNunzio, needs her help. Simon's four-year-old daughter is ill with leukemia, and Simon believes that his former employer, OpenSpace, fired him because of mounting insurance costs. Mary agrees to represent Simon, not knowing that her partner Bennie Rosato represents OpenSpace's parent company. OpenSpace refuses to settle out of court, and it looks as if the case will come down to a credibility battle. The conflict of interest threatens to tear the new partnership apart when Mary refuses to refer Simon's case to another lawyer. But when Simon's former boss is found murdered, he's considered the prime suspect, and Mary has a much bigger problem on her hands. Readers will enjoy seeing how it all plays out in this appealing but somewhat predictable installment. 400,000-copy announced first printing; author tour.)
Mary DiNuzio was happy to assist a man whom she has known for years, with a legal matter. Simon has been discriminated against and fired from his work. His child was fighting for her life, in the hospital. Simon couldn’t afford to lose his job. However, apparently, his rising medical costs were affecting the company’s insurance rates and bottom line. The company was losing money. So, to address the problem, Simon was let go. Mary DiNunzio was furious over the injustice. She readily agreed to represent Simon. But, since she wasn’t planning on charging a fee, she needed to run it by her partner, Bennie Rosato. After hearing the story, Bennie told Mary to drop the case. There was a conflict of interest, and ethically, it was wrong for Mary to represent Simon. But, Mary DiNuzio couldn’t do that. Simon was practically family. And, if she didn’t help him who would?
Mary and Bennie were not only partners but friends as well. Together they made a fierce legal team, but that was all about to change.
I had a difficult time getting into this book. The first half of the novel was repetitious. The second half, however, was quite interesting; crafted with clever twists, turns, and surprises. If you enjoy legal thrillers, this book is worth checking out.
Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.
Loved the book! Nice to see The law partners working as a team and growing their interpersonal skills
Terrific read! Fast paced... a page turner!