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Legal Tender (Rosato & Associates) [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Scottoline
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Philadelphia lawyer turned novelist (what a concept!) Scottoline has already won a best original paperback Edgar for Final Appeal. Now she might just nail down a hardcover one for her latest book -- a lovely combination of high energy, imagination and nasty good humor mostly directed against lawyers. Her central character this time out is a definite keeper: Benedetta Rosato, "Bennie" to everyone but her mother, a towering blonde who rows to keep her body in shape and duels with the police on a daily basis to keep her legal talents sharp. Most of Bennie's clients have a gripe against the cops, so Philadelphia's finest are less than sympathetic to her cause when she becomes the chief suspect in the murder of her ex-lover and soon to be ex-law partner. Hiding out in a truly original way, Bennie uses (and abuses) a big law firm to help find the real killers; you'll find yourself laughing and gasping all the way.

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The heroine of Scottoline's rambunctious fourth legal thriller (after Running from the Law) may change the way readers think about lawyers. Benedetta ("Bennie") Rosato, who narrates, is a ravishing six-foot blonde, one of two partners in a thriving law firm. In quick order, the foundations of her world come crashing down. Her partner and ex-lover, Mark, turns up murdered shortly after he tells Bennie that he is planning to dissolve the partnership. It's not surprising that she then becomes the cops' prime suspect. When the murder weapon is found in her apartment, Bennie goes underground. Then a drug company CEO is killed, and she is falsely accused of that death, too. A hilarious caper ensues as Bennie disguises herself as, variously, a hooker, a bag lady and a lawyer "from the New York office" of a staid old white-shoe firm. In the midst of all her woes, she must also deal with a new boyfriend and a mother who's facing electroshock therapy. The Perry Mason-like ending is a bit strained but doesn't spoil the fun. Bennie, a delightful heroine, deserves an encore; and, again, Scottoline merits a big round of applause. $200,000 combined ad/promo for Legal Tender and the simultaneous HarperPaperbacks edition of Running from the Law; simultaneous HarperAudio; author tour; U.K. and translation rights: Columbia Literary Agency; dramatic rights: Linda Hayes.
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Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 833 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0061094129
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (March 17 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC12KA
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #98,054 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing hard to put down!!![.] June 22 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was the second bnook of hers i read and wow what can i say an amazing read!!! I really liked this book because we got introduced to Bennie Roseto an up an coming women lawer. I also liek how she first feel in love with Grady, her now long partern. There were other quirky character in ther like a this guy named Sam, who was totally into the Luney Tunes.
It was a very interesting story with many twist and turns along the way.
If you are an avant fan of Liza Scottline you will love this book and the subsequent other containing Bennies. If u have just reading law thriller this is one u should not miss!! I believe that it is a must read for all out there!!![.]
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4.0 out of 5 stars A top-notch legal thriller April 22 2003
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is the first book I've read by Lisa Scottoline and while I'm not a huge fan of legal thrillers, I enjoyed this book. The book is told from the point-of-view of Bennie Rosato, a larger-than-life lawyer who has been dumped personally and professionally by her boyfriend and law partner, Mark. Mark is sleeping with a young associate in the firm and plans to oust her. After a huge fight many of the associates were witness to, Mark is found murdered. Bennie soons learns Mark hadn't changed his will and she is still listed as his main beneficiary. As if that weren't enough to incriminate her, the cops are all to eager to to charge the woman who has won many many police brutality cases against them. Bennie has no one to trust. Anyone from the firm could have killed Mark. Only Grady, a handsome associate in the firm, agrees to represent her. As more bodies are found, Bennie goes into hiding to solve Mark's murder case. The action is fast-paced and the characters jump off the page.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time March 28 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The only thing I regret is not the money I spent but the time I wasted reading this book. But I guess there are enough 3rd graders out there who will enjoy it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars First Scottoline book I read Jan. 2 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I enjoyed reading this book. I have read many legal thrillers by different authors, but I fell in love with Scottoline's writing when I picked up this book. After reading only 5 pages I was hooked. I was suprised by the twists and turns the author took with her characters. At the end of the book I still wanted to know more about the characters, and good news came when I found out that the main characters continue into other books. I was sick of reading books that just drop you into a characters life for a brief moment and then they are gone. Scottoline does a great job developing likeable characters with her main and supporting characters. This is a great book and I highly recommend reading it, and other Scottoline books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fast-paced mystery with appeal for all... Sept. 14 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Having first heard of Lisa Scottoline with her most recent novel *Courting Trouble*, I decided to try some of her earlier books. In *Legal Tender*, we are introduced to Benedetta Rosato, co-owner of a growing Philadelphia law firm and ex-girlfriend of her partner, Mark Biscardi. Within the first few chapters, Mark is murdered in their law office, and "Bennie" is the prime suspect.
What starts off pretty simply gets complicated fast as Bennie finds every aspect of her existence available to the police. One of her staff attorneys, Grady, volunteers to represent Bennie in more ways than one. Bennie finds herself doing everything possible to solve the crime before the police arrest her, and that includes disguises, breaking and entering, and more. Readers will be entertained for the duration. Enjoy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced and easy to read Aug. 31 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Legal Tender by Lisa Scottoline
LEGAL TENDER is a fast paced legal crime novel, with Benedetta "Bennie" Rosato as our heroine. She's a lawyer, who along with her partner Mark Biscardi, make up the law firm of Rosato and Biscardi. Business is going great. Her love life isn't, on the other hand. Mark, who was once her lover, is now dating one of their junior lawyers, Eve, and although Bennie's angry as hell, she doesn't have anything against Mark. Eve, on the other hand, she does not trust one bit.
Soon, there is trouble at the office. Mark informs her that he is planning on starting over by forming a brand new law firm, leaving Rosato and Biscardi behind. Shortly after their argument, Mark is found dead in his office, and because he has named Bennie as his main beneficiary, she is the main suspect. Before long, she is on the run and she doesn't know whom she can trust. The law firm's success was bogus, and after much investigating she finds out that Mark had been planning to leave the partnership quite a while ago, bringing Eve along with him.
Mark isn't the only one found dead. Soon, there are others, and Bennie knows that the deaths are all connected. Could they all have something to do with a case she had been working on? It was hard to tell. But as the newspaper headlines blare out her name on the front page, she finds that she is having a hard time coming out of hiding and returning to a normal life.
With the help of Grady, another lawyer from the law firm, she does a lot of researching and investigating, and slowly learns the truth of why Mark and all the others had been murdered.
I'm not a big fan of legal crime dramas, but I did enjoy LEGAL TENDER. I've read other crime novels, and found this one relatively easy to follow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Strong Entry For Scottoline
Lisa Scottoline's LEGAL TENDER continues a streak of strongly-written, character-driven novels that revolve around the legal world, this time focusing on attorney Bennie Rosato. Read more
Published on Aug. 11 2002 by Chris S.
5.0 out of 5 stars A great picaresque tale
This is the fifth book by Lisa Scottoline that I have read. After being given The Vendetta Defense, I was hooked, and am now trying to read the rest of her books methodically and... Read more
Published on May 13 2002 by Renee V. Cox
1.0 out of 5 stars Another Scottoline STINK BOMB. An insulting mess.
Midway thru the story takes a fatal dive into pure science fiction (improbable plot and resolution). Read more
Published on April 11 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars This book made me buy 4 more of Scottoline's books!
Legal Tender is one of the best books I've read in a long time. Scottoline's characters are funny, original, and well developed. Read more
Published on July 24 2001 by Michelle
5.0 out of 5 stars An incredibly interesting, fast-paced read!!
Lisa Scottoline is a writer that pulls you in immediately and I promise you that you won't put down any one of her books unless you absolutely have to. Read more
Published on March 13 2001 by "fayallie13"
3.0 out of 5 stars running with a thin plot
a neophyte associate appoints himself to defend bennie rosato on the charge of murdering her ex-lover and law partner. Read more
Published on Nov. 29 2000 by "donatdeux"
4.0 out of 5 stars Good work
Scottoline's legal novels are easy to read and interesting in nature. This book has an interesting twist in the end but it comes from nowhere and it seems like she was in a hurry... Read more
Published on June 13 2000 by DAZ
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