The Vendetta Defence

By Lisa Scottoline

In The Vendetta Defence, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline delivers a wonderfully rich, vivid story of past sins, love and justice.

Lawyer Judy Carrier takes the case of her career when an elderly pigeon racer named Anthony Lucia is arrested for the murder of his lifelong enemy Angelo Coluzzi. “Pigeon Tony,” as he’s known to all his South Philly neighbors, confesses he killed Coluzzi because of a vendetta begun more than 50 years ago, a blood feud that has brought great tragedy to Pigeon Tony’s life.
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. And if that isn’t enough, Judy’s got to contend with Tony’s magnetic grandson, Frank, a man who makes her think about everything but the law, and her boss, the no-nonsense Bennie Rosato.
In a case steeped in blood and memory, it will take a stroke of brilliance to save Pigeon Tony. But if anyone just might see justice done, it’s this gutsy young attorney who’ll risk everything to win… including her life.

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 06 Aug 2001
Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-0-00-711845-8
Lisa Scottoline writes bestselling legal thrillers that draw on her experience as a criminal lawyer at a prestigious Philadelphia law firm. She won the premier award in suspense fiction, the Edgar Award, for her second legal thriller, Final Appeal. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages. A native Philadelphian, she lives with her family in the Philadelphia area.

‘Lisa Scottoline has been added to my short list for must-read-authors… her humor cuts to the heart of the issue with laser-like accuracy’Janet Evanovich -

‘Quick, witty, flavorful, and absorbing’Richard North Patterson -