By Lisa Scottoline
New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award–winning writer Lisa Scottoline revolutionized crime fiction whilst she brought her all-female legislations enterprise of Rosato & affiliates, exciting readers together with her twisty, fast paced plots and shooting their hearts together with her forged of sturdy and relatable girl characters. Now Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, Judy provider, and Anne Murphy are again with all cylinders firing in Accused.
Mary Dinuzio has simply been promoted to accomplice and is set to tackle her most unique case but, dropped at the company by means of a thirteen-year-old genius with a penchant for beekeeping. Allegra Gardner's sister Fiona used to be murdered six years in the past, and it looked like an open-and-shut case: the accused, Lonnie Stall, used to be visible fleeing the scene; his blood used to be on Fiona and her blood was once on him; so much damningly, Lonnie Stall pleaded responsible. yet Allegra believes Lonnie is blameless and has been wrongly imprisoned. The Gardner kin is likely one of the strongest within the kingdom and Allegra's mom and dad don't think in reopening the case, so taking it on is dicy. however the Rosato & affiliates enterprise can by no means withstand an underdog. used to be justice relatively served all these years in the past? it's going to take a workforce of unstoppable lady legal professionals, plus one thirteen-year-old genius, to determine.
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Extra info for Accused (Rosato & DiNunzio, Book 1)
Its covers were tattered and brittle, the hardwood boards inside the tooled leather bindings peeking out from the corners. He had it open, exposing its ﬁrst page. It was bare, except for a large, brown-and purple stain in its bottom right corner—the result of a bacterial attack— and a title in its center: Registrum Pauperes Commilitones Christi Templique Salomonis. The Registry of the Templars. “This is the one,” the professor insisted, turning the pages with careful strokes. Most of its linen-based paper leaves seemed to be covered with blocks of prose, written in a cursive Blackletter script.
The archivist looked at him through confused, jittery eyes. “What . . ” Reilly put a comforting hand on the man’s shoulder. “You just blacked out there for a second. ” He wasn’t enjoying the lie. Bescondi looked lost, visibly trying to make sense of the situation. Reilly knew he wouldn’t remember anything—not yet, anyway. But he would. And soon. “Stay there,” Reilly told him. ” The archivist nodded. Reilly shot Sharaﬁ a “let’s-go” ﬂick of the head, his eyes darting dis creetly to the codex he was carrying.
So here’s what we’ll do,” Reilly said. “You want the book. I want Tess. In one piece. So we trade. ” The bomber shook his head, a mock apology on his face. “Can’t do that. I’m not sure it’s safe for me to go down there right now, you know what I mean? No, you’ll have to go get her yourself. So how about this instead. The book, for her location. ” His word. Reilly mashed his teeth. He knew he had no choice. “And that phone you’re holding,” he added. The bomber thought about it for a brief moment, then shrugged.