Dead Ringer

Dead Ringer

Book - 2003 | First edition
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Battling her ex-convict twin sister in a heated dispute at the same time her law firm runs into financial trouble, ace attorney Bennie Rosato takes on a potentially lucrative class action suit and finds unexpected assistance from a mysterious stranger. 300,000 first printing.

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Philadelphia lawyer Bennie Rosato has her eye focused firmly on the bottom line, especially since she has three dedicated young associates and a very pregnant secretary on her payroll, and she takes a professional risk, charging into a class action lawsuit that could make -- or break -- her career. Never mind that she's never handled anything like this before. Having won nearly every civil and criminal case she's ever tried, the brilliant and unconventional Bennie has the guts, and she'll do what it takes to succeed. Even if that means wearing pantyhose and putting herself on a curse diet.

Then her wallet goes missing. And Bennie's life goes crazy.

It's not just that one of her associates has dyed her hair pink. Or that another's old-world Italian mother gives Bennie the evil eye. But someone posing as the outspoken, blue-eyed, blond attorney is wreaking havoc around town, apparently determined to destroy everything Bennie loves. Only one person can pull off this double deception -- Bennie's identical twin sister, Alice Connelly. But as far as Bennie knows, Alice left Philly long ago and never looked back.

When events escalate into murder, the maverick lawyer realizes that the stakes are far greater than she feared. But Bennie Rosato refuses to be anyone's victim. To find the killer, she'll plunge head-first into a life-and-death investigation that will bring her face-to-face with evil darker yet more familiar than anything before.

A riveting legal thriller set against the backdrop of a richly emotional family story, Dead Ringer is this author's most intriguing novel yet. According to USA Today, "Scottoline's writing style is sharp, intelligent, funny, and hip. She gives fans of legal thrillers a good, twisty plot, lively characters, and an all-around fun read." With this book, Scottoline delivers a tour de force that is not to be missed.

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Battling her sister in a heated dispute at the same time her law firm runs into financial trouble, attorney Bennie Rosato takes on a potentially lucrative class action suit and finds unexpected assistance from a mysterious stranger.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2003]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780060514938
Branch Call Number: FIC Scottoline, L 100.8 2003
Characteristics: 339 pages ; 24 cm


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Jun 06, 2019

Scottoline's greatest talent is her ability to develop not only interesting, but believable characters. This keeps me coming back for more. This book, however, fell short in the plot area. There were two plots, and either of them would have made for a stimulating book but they danced around each other and made the book less than cohesive. Yes, this could happen in real life but it does not make a great book. As mentioned, Scottoline spends considerable time developing her characters but as her books near their endings, it is like she needs to wrap up the story and make closure. The endings are usually quickly done and often are confusing and don't follow the story logic. In some of the eleven books I have read so far, the endings are pretty far out. But she does have a gift for making her characters realistic.

Oct 24, 2016


Jun 08, 2015

Lot of action,, LOT OF DESCRIPTION.. Good story plot. at times I wondered how Bennie was head of a law firm. She seemed to not be in charge of her own feelings. But they all worked out things together.

Aug 16, 2012

Aug 16, 2012......Well.....I just didn't like this book. I may not even try any more of Lisa's.......Read this book sometime between July 31st and August 16th. I'm now 1/4 of the way through "Moby Dick", and I am enjoying that alot more!


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