Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, Judy Carrier, and Anne Murphy are back with all cylinders firing in Accused. They’ll face their most challenging and dangerous case ever, which begins with an astonishing request from a thirteen-year-old client, Allegra Gardner.
Allegra’s sister Fiona was murdered six years ago in what seemed like an open-and-shut case: the accused, Lonnie Stall, was seen fleeing the scene; his blood was on Fiona and her blood was on him; and most damningly, Lonnie Stall pleaded guilty. But Allegra believes Lonnie is innocent and has been wrongly imprisoned.
Taking on the case seems foolhardy to Mary DiNunzio, because Allegra’s parents oppose reopening the case and the Gardner family is one of the richest and most powerful in the country. But the women of Rosato & Associates are suckers for an underdog.
It will take a team of unstoppable lawyers, plus one thirteen-year-old genius, to find out if justice was really served all those years ago.
to read a New York Times interview with Lisa about Accused!
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