The Vendetta DefenseBook - 2002
While defending an old Italian pigeon keeper accused of a vengeance killing based on a fifty-year-old feud, Philadelphia lawyer and legal scholar Judy Carrier falls for the client's handsome grandson. Reprint.
Judy Carrier takes the case of her career to defend Anthony Lucia, fondly known as "Pigeon Tony," who freely admits to killing his lifelong enemy in order to settle a personal vendetta. Her client's guilt, however, is only the beginning of Judy's problems. The victim's family wants revenge and is determined to finish off Pigeon Tony and Judy before the case goes to trial. Then there's Pigeon Tony's hunky grandson, who makes Judy think about everything but the law. In a case steeped in blood and memory, it will take brains and a lot of luck to save Pigeon Tony. But if anyone will see justice done, it's this gutsy girl who'll risk everything to win -- including her life.
Lawyer Judy Carrier agrees to defend an old Italian pigeon-keeper accused of murder, but the complexities of the case, which centers on a fifty-year-old vendetta, leave her in doubt of her ability to mount a convincing defense.