Exposed (Rosato & DiNunzio 5)


Not as good as I expected from this author.

Bennie Rosato and Mary DiNunzio are law firm partners.  Bennie handles the high profile clients.  Mary has a large volume West Philly neighborhood practice.  Mary’s childhood friend Simon is fired for his daughter’s large medical bills.  He asks Mary for help and she agrees to take his American Disabilities Act case.  However, Mary doesn’t realize that Simon’s former employer is a subsidiary to one of the firm’s largest clients.  Bennie and Mary disagree about whether a legal conflict of interest exists.

My largest problem with Exposed is that the first half is largely a legal argument about the possible conflict of interest in a civil case.  It was so boring that if I hadn’t won this book in a Goodreads giveaway, I would have stopped reading at about 50 pages in.  This is my first book in this series.  Maybe if you knew the characters from previous books, the decision whether to break up the law firm might have more impact.

Exposed does pick up almost exactly in the middle by bringing in some criminal matters. However, I have another concern. When series books put the lead characters in danger. It blunts the suspense.  It reminds me of Star Trek, where you knew there was absolutely no chance that Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock would not return to the Enterprise safe and sounds at the end of the episode.

I have read most of the author’s standalone novels.  In my opinion, most of those are better than this book. I would recommend Exposed only to those readers who have read previous books in this series or are looking for a career as an attorney.

I received Exposed in a Goodreads giveaway but that has not impacted my review.

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