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Corrupted

Corrupted

A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel

A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel (Volume 3)

Lisa Scottoline

St. Martin's Press

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Bennie Rosato the founder of the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm hides her big heart beneath her tough-as-nails exterior and she doesn't like to fail. Now, a case from her past shows her how differently things might have turned out. Thirteen years ago, Bennie Rosato took on Jason Lefkavick, a twelve-year-old boy who was sent to a juvenile detention center after fighting a class bully. Bennie couldn't free Jason, and to this day it's the case that haunts her. Jason has grown up in and out of juvenile prison, and his adulthood hasn't been any easier. Bennie no longer represents those accused of murder, but when Jason is indicted for killing the same bully he fought with as a kid, she sees no choice but to represent him. She doesn't know whether or not to believe his claims of innocence, but she knows she owes him for past failures-of the law, of the juvenile justice system, and of herself. Forced to relive the darkest period of her life, Bennie will do everything in her power to get the truth, and justice.

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CHAPTER ONE



Bennie Rosato hadn't taken a murder case in years, but she'd have to take this one. She'd been working late when the call came in, from a time she didn't want to remember and a place she didn't want to revisit. Still,...

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Praise for Corrupted

“Pop culture's current crop of female lawyers owes a great deal to the attorney's at Rosato & Associates...After more than twenty novels, the Edgar Award-winning Scottoline is still able to create surprising, suspenseful plots with likable, daring heroines at the center.” —The Washington Post on Betrayed

“Compelling.” —Publishers Weekly on Betrayed

“Scottoline writes terrific legal fiction with warmth, smart characters and lots of humor and heart. Her legions of fans will be happy with this one, and it should find her new readers as well.” —Booklist on Betrayed

“This is an author who knows what she wants to say and knows how to say it entertainingly.” —The Huffington Post on Betrayed

Accused is Scottoline in top form.” —Time.com

“Intriguing.” —Publishers Weekly on Accused

“After some rockin' stand-alones, Scottoline returns to her popular series about feisty all-female law firm Rosato & Assoc. Nice to have them back.” —People magazine on Accused

“One can almost hear the cheering from Scottoline's fans, including this reviewer, upon learning that the charming and often amusing ladies of Rosato & Associates have returned. Their personalities and antics burst from the pages, leaving readers wanting more.” —Portland Book Review on Accused

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About the author

Lisa Scottoline

LISA SCOTTOLINE is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar award-winning author of more than twenty-five novels, including Look Again, Lady Killer, Think Twice, Save Me and Everywhere That Mary Went. She is coauthor of several humor memoirs and writes a Sunday column for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has thirty million copies of her books in print, and is published in thirty countries. She lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with an array of disobedient pets.

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