The NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Butch Karp novels, Robert Tanenbaum lives in Beverly Hills, California. The former Homicide Bureau Chief in the New York District Attorney’s Office, Tanenbaum is also one of America’s most successful and famous trial lawyers – who has never lost a felony case yet – and former two-term mayor(…)
Book Number 9 in the Rosato and Associates Series.
Brandolini emigrated from Italy to Philadelphia, where he started a family and worked as a fisherman. When the war broke out, the FBI arrested and imprisoned him (along with 10,000 other Italian-Americans). He lost everything and wound up committing suicide in the camp. Rosato and Associates’ young star, Mary DiNunzio, steps up to represent Brandolini’s estate as it sues for reparations. Mary “grew up in South Philly, where she’d learned to pop her gum, wear high heels, and work overtime” and silently prays to saints when she can’t find things.
This case, a pro bono one, means a lot to her; the local small business owners and family friends she grew up with want retribution for Brandolini as much as she does. Mary puts all of her energy into the job, and when clues suggest Brandolini’s death may have been a homicide, she becomes even more enthralled. As Mary learns more, the enemy camp (another Italian-American family, the Saracones) turns its murderous eye on her.