Final Appeal

Final Appeal

by Lisa Scottoline

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Grace Rossi is starting over after a divorce, and a part-time job with a federal appeals court sounds perfect. But she doesn't count on being assigned to an explosive death penalty appeal. Nor does she expect ardor in the court in the form of an affair with the chief judge. Then Grace finds herself investigating a murder, unearthing a secret bank account and following a trail of bribery and judicial corruption that's stumped even the FBI. In no time at all, Grace under fire takes on a whole new meaning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568954899
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 10/28/1997
Edition description: Large Print Edition
Pages: 303
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author and serves as president of the Mystery Writers of America. She has won the Edgar Award, as well as many other writing awards. She also writes a Sunday humor column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, titled "Chick Wit," with her daughter, Francesca Serritella. There are thirty million copies of Lisa's books in print, and she has been published in thirty-two countries. She lives in Pennsylvania with an array of disobedient but adorable pets.


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Birth:

July 1, 1955

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1976; J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1981

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Final Appeal (Rosato and Associates Series #2) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 155 reviews.
Jennifer Moore More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable reading. I continue to read this authors work and would always recommend this to anyone who enjoys John Grishom, David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, John Lecroart...
Lala21559 More than 1 year ago
I have read a lot of her books, and to me, this one falls in the middle somewhere...not great, but not awful, either. The character development, except for the main character s not that well done, and you can't help wonder what the heck it was all about at the end. Maybe I'm being too picky, but it just left an empty taste in my mouth.
HmmmmPB More than 1 year ago
What on earth was she thinking? I'm so glad I bought this nook book for less than $4 or I'd really be miffed. I couldn't even finish it. Was this a creative writing assignment in dialogue? it's all dialogue. Well, maybe it isn't but there was enough of all dialogue in the first chapter to stop me from reading further. Who has time to spend on something that's not appealing. Read it if you must. Since it has such a "high stared" review, someone enjoyed it. So give it a try. It could be just for people other than me. The first book, "Every where that Mary went" was very good. i'll recommend it without hesitation. Enjoy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although entertaining, this book is definitely not as good as others by the author. I was disappointed by 'who done it'. 'Mistaken Identity' and 'Everywhere That Mary Went' are the best in my opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first Scottoline book, and I don't believe I'll read another. Utterly forgettable characters, and the reading level appeared to be at the 4th or 5th grade.
TLJo More than 1 year ago
A good read. Not her best but not bad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm in the middle of it now and I must say, I've read several books by Lisa Scottoline and I am surprised and disappointed with the language although the story is good, I never have seen the point in using the f... word and it's in this book entirely too much. I want to see how it ends but don't know if I can get past that word much more.
mommy491 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book with lots of drama and action. It almost ranks up there with the rest of her material.
BritVic More than 1 year ago
From page one - which draws the reader in and makes one feel part of the plot - to the last page, it is hard to put Lisa's books down. Needless to say, as soon as this book is finished the reader is SO ready for the next one. Brilliant writer - want to see her books as movies!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all her books, I always look forward to a new one coming out.
George60 More than 1 year ago
This is a great read if you want something thats not to long. It holds you're attention but it's over way to soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It took a while to get into the story, but once I did, I enjoyed it.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Loved the main character
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just ok
Darla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Doesn't it just figure? I find a Scottoline that I like pretty well, and it's one her fans in general dislike. At least according to the 19 who rated it on Amazon, anyway. The same thing happened to me with Martha Grimes. Ah, well. It suits my self-image to be out-of-step every once in a while.Grace Rossi is a lawyer and a single mother, working as an assistant to a judge she's attracted to. It seems the attraction is mutual, and he asks for her help on a death sentence appeal, praising her abilities. Then one night they're working late and act on their attraction.The next morning, the judge is found dead, and his death is ruled a suicide. Grace is understandably reluctant to believe that, and so she begins investigating on her own, and soon finds herself in over her head.She's assisted by a variety of characters, including an office manager with a big secret, and a deep-undercover FBI agent. The suspects are similarly varied.Mostly, it's just an entertaining, twisty whodunit. I didn't quite believe the romance between Grace and the judge, but that was a fairly minor point, and more of a plot device to give her a reason to pursue the case in the face of danger and objections.
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This was not my favorite book by Scottoline. I liked the characters, but she has written better.
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A one off book, but still about lawyers in Philadelphia. This time a single mother, working part time after a divorce. She has issues with her mother, is in love with her boss and has to mother 3 young clerks. Trouble starts when she works late with her boss - Chief of the third district court of appeals, on a death penalty case. Variety of characters and interwoven stories. Some could have used a little more development, but overall enjoyable.
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