"Excellent crime drama"
Beautiful, sassy and bright lawyer Anne Murphy left
California and moved to Philadelphia, where she took a job
at the legal firm of Rosato & Associates. In her present
case, she is representing her old friend in a sexual
harassment lawsuit and is particularly pleased when a legal
point goes her way. She decides to head out to the Jersey
Shore for the Fourth of July Weekend and has her friend
Willa is cat-sitting her precious feline.
When she reads about her own "death" in the newspaper, Anne
immediately realizes that Willa was shot in the face and
since there is a strong resemblance between them, the media
and Bennie and friends thought it was she who died. When
she reveals herself to them and explains it was probably
her stalker who followed her to Philadelphia after he
escaped from jail, the gang puts a ring of protection
around her. Although she is grateful for their friendship
and kindness, she is determined to take control of the
situation, which comes to a head on the night of July 4th.
Lisa Scottoline, renowned for her legal thrillers, has
written an excellent crime drama starring characters from
previous novels. The friendship between the women is a
beautiful thing to behold and is only one of the reasons
readers will stick with this book until the perpetrator
either is caught or succeeds. COURTING TROUBLE is Ms.
Scottoline's best work to date.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 9, 2002
In Courting Trouble, New York Times bestselling author Lisa
Scottoline is back with another fast-paced thriller, which
sends a young woman lawyer racing to find out who's trying
to kill her -- after she's wrongly been reported
Anne Murphy is smart, gorgeous, and young, the
redheaded rookie at the Philadelphia law firm of Rosato &
Associates. She leaves town for the Fourth of July weekend
to prepare for a high-profile trial, but when she buys her
morning newspaper, her own photo is plastered all over the
front page. And the headline--- LAWYER MURDERED --
supposedly refers to her. Anne sets out to find her killer,
playing dead in order to stay alive.
She tries to go it
alone but quickly realizes that she'll have to trust people
she barely knows -- colleagues who hate her guts, a
homicide squad that wants her out of the crime-fighting
business, and a new love who inconveniently happens to be
opposing counsel. The investigation takes all of Anne's
boldness and ingenuity -- plus a pair of red satin hot
pants. But her knack for courting trouble makes it almost
impossible for Anne to play well with others, defend the
lawsuit, and fight her urge to sleep with the enemy. Then
an unexpected event places her in lethal jeopardy and
leaves her with everything to lose -- including her life.