Devil's Corner Paperback – Large Print, 31 May 2005
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- Paperback : 585 pages
- ISBN-10 : 006078718X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0060787189
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.77 x 22.86 cm
- Publisher : HarperLuxe; Large type / Large print edition (31 May 2005)
- Language: : English
- Customer Reviews:
"Compelling entertainment."--Publishers Weekly
"Entertaining and exciting."--Booklist
"[Scottoline's] storytelling is as brisk and breezy as ever, and her voice remains a funny delight."--Philadelphia Magazine
"A fast-paced thriller featuring a female lawyer with an ample supply of attitude....The writing is brisk and sassy."--Time magazine
"A Grisham-like legal thriller of conspiracy and murder in West Philadelphia....[Scottoline] captures the feel of the place brilliantly: the cadence of language, the rhythm of the street that is uniquely Philly."--BookPage
"An entertaining page-turner with plenty of twists and turns and a sturdy surprise ending."--Boston Globe
"In her expertly crafted 12th novel, the former lawyer creates feisty new heroines."--People
"Thrilling, but also fun, peppered with Scottoline's tart, cheeky wit."--Philadelphia Inquirer
From the Back Cover
When prosecutor Vicki Allegretti arrives at a rowhouse to meet a confidential informant, she finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time -- and is almost shot to death. She barely escapes with her life, but cannot save the two others gunned down before her disbelieving eyes. Stunned and heartbroken, Vicki tries to figure out how a routine meeting on a minor case became a double homicide.
Vicki's suspicions take her to Devil's Corner, a city neighborhood teetering on the brink of ruin -- thick with broken souls, innocent youth, and a scourge that preys on both. But the deeper Vicki probes, the more she becomes convinced that the murders weren't random and the killers were more ruthless than she thought.
When another murder thrusts Vicki together with an unlikely ally, she buckles up for a wild ride down a dangerous street -- and into the cross-hairs of a conspiracy as powerful as it is relentless.
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5th book read in 2020
I purchased this book used as I read many other books by Lisa that I always liked, I also have in my to read pile several other books by Lisa to read.
I was a bit surprised when I read that before writing books that Lisa was a lawyer,
This is an older book from 2006.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Vicki Allegretti goes to meet a confidential informant and finds herself facing a loaded 9 mm Glock semiautomatic weapon, wielded by a panicky teenager. Violence is the last thing this neophyte lawyer expects. The case is easy, the kind given to new ADAs to help them cut their teeth. Yet almost before she has time to react, her partner is dead, shot in the chest.
From that high-octane introduction to her job, Vicki vows to continue with the case, protect her informant, and find the shadowy figure behind the death of her partner. This decision will take her to the depths of the federal detention center’s “bowl,” to a row house on the street where she grew up, and to the posh suburbs where her parents now live. Set against the gritty backdrop of a modern American city and imbued with Lisa Scottoline’s trademark style and wit, Cater Street is the story of a determined young lawyer seeking justice.
I would give this book 4*