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The Vendetta Defense

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Lisa Scottoline

Narrated By: Kate Burton

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: October 2004

Duration: 5 hours 36 minutes

Summary:

In The Vendetta Defense, Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling 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 fifty 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.

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  • Lesley Smith

    I love everything Lisa Scottoline writes! The narrator was great!!

  • Sandy S

    Wonderfully read. Your heart goes out to Pigeon Tony and at times very funny. A light read with some drama.

  • Deb D

    The only reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is that I couldn't get the unabridged version. (please take note, SAB) This book is a prime example of L. Scottoline's best work. The characters are charming and have great heart, the antagonists induce great enmity, the twists and turns of the American legal system fascinate, and the suspense is enthralling. My only complaint is that the romance angle seemed like an afterthought. Perhaps because it was abridged.

  • dlct

    I like Lisa Scottoline's books. I like her all-female law firm and the crazy cases they handle. There's fashion, legal goings-on, action, a bit of romance, a tale of past wrongs, and great characterizations. The dialogue can be a little silly sometimes but generally speaking, Ms. Scottoline's lighthearted adventures are great fare for a long commute. Keep 'em coming!

  • Erica H.

    As usual, Scottoline spins a good yarn, with funny characters and amusing situations. This time, she gives us a view into Philadelphia's covey of old Italian men, from "da old country". When the murder suspect's name is "Pigeon Tony" as opposed to his friends "Tony from down the block" and "Feet", you know you're looking at some classic Scottoline humor. The book delivers what's promised - the usual murder trial with the surprise ending that makes everything OK - but not much more. Although I loved the Pigeon Tony character, this book didn't capture me as much as some of her others have somehow. So, I give it 4 stars because at her worst Scottoline's pretty darned good, just feels like this is getting awfully formulaic for her.