In The Vendetta Defense, Lisa Scottoline, New York Times best-selling author of Moment of Truth and Mistaken Identity, tells a wonderfully rich story of past sins, love, and justice.
Lawyer Judy Carrier takes the case of an elderly pigeon racer, Tony Lucia, who has been arrested for the murder of his lifelong enemy, Angelo Coluzzi. "Pigeon Tony", as he's known, confesses to Judy that he killed Coluzzi because of a vendetta begun more than 50 years ago.
Her client's guilt, however, is only the beginning of Judy's problems. The Coluzzi family wants revenge, and they are determined to finish off Pigeon Tony and Judy before the case can go to trial.
©2001 Lisa Scottoline; (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
"Scottoline is wickedly funny....The outcome is Mary Higgins Clark meets Susan Isaacs meets John Grisham." (Philadelphia Magazine)
"Scottoline's writing style is sharp, intelligent, funny, and hip." (USA Today)
I loved the story and the narrator performs well but it sounds as if she is chewing and swallowing throughout the book. I had a hard time avoiding annoyance because of this.
I liked this story line a lot. Very creative! The narrator was great, especially with Italian Accents. Problem was a ton of corny humer obviously aimed at female readers. Males may want to consider this but I still gave it 3 stars. Without the corny stuff it would have been a 4+ for me.
I found this book rather boring. First of all, the main character at times was an idiot and at other times quite bright. The dialogue was excruciating at times. I completed the book, but looking back, I don?t know why!
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