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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.

Running from the law - Lisa Scottoline

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Title
Running from the law
Author
Lisa Scottoline
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
HarperCollinsPublishers
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19980119

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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Lisa Scottoline was a trial lawyer before turning to writing full time. Her books have twice been nominated for the prestigious Edgar award. She lives in Philadelphia.

'[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

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Women lawyers - Fiction.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
240

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