Scottoline, Lisa Running from the Law

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Running from the Law

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9780007305230: Running from the Law

Edgar Award-winner Lisa Scottoline returns to the courtroom with a taut and intriguing legal/crime thriller, sparkling with wit and energy.

As a fast-talking, wisecracking rebel with a cause, Rita Morrone makes one tough poker player – and an even tougher trial lawyer. Whether she’s at a card table or before a jury, she loves taking risks and hates to lose – a volatile mix in the City of Brotherly Love.

Morrone takes on the defence of a distinguished federal judge, the Honourable Fiske Hamilton, who’s been accused of sexually harassing his young secretary in one of the most high-profile cases in the country. And it’s no coincidence that Morrone and Judge Hamilton’s son are romantic roommates.

Then the action turns deadly, and Morrone finds herself at the centre of a murder case. The judge is the prime suspect, with a big-time motive and a see-through alibi. Though criminal law is not her game, Morrone probes deep into the murder, uncovering a secret life and suspects in shocking places. When the killer viciously ups the ante, Morrone decides to end this lethal game. She lays it all on the line for the highest stakes ever – her life.

Filled with surprising plot twists, vivid characters, stinging wit, and gripping suspense, Running from the Law demonstrates why Lisa Scottoline is the hottest player in the legal thriller game.

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‘[Morrone] tells her own story with a great deal of verve, zest and humour’
Evening Standard

‘Scottoline is wickedly funny… Mary Higgins Clark meets Susan Isaacs meets John Grisham’
Philadelphia Magazine

From the Back Cover:

HARD HITTING, TOUGH TALKING LEGAL CRIME THRILLER FROM EDGAR AWARD WINNING LISA SCOTTOLINE

Rita Morrone is a fast-talking poker player, as well as being one of the toughest trial lawyers in Philadelphia. She loves taking risks, hates to lose, and can’t resist a challenge … So when a distinguished federal judge – and her prospective father-in-law – is accused of sexually harassing his young secretary, Morrone takes on the defence of what becomes one of the most high-profile cases in the country.

But then the game turns serious and Morrone finds herself at the centre of a murder case, with her client as prime suspect. Bluffing her way into the murder investigation, Morrone uncovers shocking new evidence and decides to end the lethal game. She lays it all on the line for the highest stake ever – her life.

Filled with plot twists, compelling characters, stinging wit and gripping suspense, 'Running from the Law' shows exactly why Lisa Scottoline is one of the strongest players in the legal thriller game.

” A pacy page-turner … Fast, unpredictable and tense, it’s a cleverly plotted entertainment that makes some serious points under the thrills”
VAL McDERMID

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