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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,386 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Scottoline Narrator: Karen Allen Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN: 9780060886608
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Whether it's poker or trial law, wisecracking Rita Morrone plays to win, especially when she takes on the defense of the Honorable Fiske Hamilton, a prominent federal judge accused of sexual harassment. And it's no coincidence that the judge is her live-in lover's father. Then the action turns deadly, and Rita finds herself at the center of a murder case. She probes deep into the murder, uncovering a secret life and suspects in shocking places. When the killer viciously ups the ante, Rita decides to end this lethal game. She lays it all on the line for the highest stakes ever -- her life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Quick, witty, flavorful and absorbing.” 

    Richard North Patterson, New York Times bestselling author of Fall from Grace

  • “Rita Morrone has a smart way with words and a shifty code of ethics, attributes that give this Philadelphia trail lawyer a jump on the legal competition.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Sharp, intelligent, funny, and hip...[Scottoline] gives fans of legal thrillers a good, twisty plot.”

    USA Today

  • “[A] fast-paced and witty crime thriller [that] features a smart-mouthed, poker-laying attorney…Scottoline has produced a royal flush in Running from the Law.”

    San Francisco Examiner

  • “Filled with fast-paced action, tantalizing plot twists, and the unforgettable Rita, Running from the Law is a completely satisfying novel of suspense and human drama.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “Mary Higgins Clark meets Susan Isaacs meets John Grisham.”

    Philadelphia Magazine

  • “Readers of courtroom fiction will love this latest by Scottoline.”

    Library Journal

  • “The novel is more than a legal thriller. It’s also a good story about trust and relationships. The best scenes are explosive exchanges between Rita and her live-in lover, the judge’s son. Here Karen Allen’s narration is superb as she delivers each verbal blow with passion and conviction. Allen also maintains a good pace as she goes from the tension in the courtroom to the human passions outside. This is a good audio presentation, which lifts a well-crafted story to a higher level.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 1/27/2014

    " Early novel from Scottoline hints at future promise. Pretty good story. Great dialogue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 1/26/2014

    " Great read. The sarcastic humor made me laugh out loud at few times. Good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beverley | 1/23/2014

    " About Rita Marone, who starts out defending sexual harassment for her future father-in-law, then turns into solving a murder case. This was my first book by Lisa Scottoline and I love her style....humor mixed with adventure and plot twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/20/2014

    " This was a very good novel. It was fast-paced and fun. I definitely plan to read more of this series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sunny | 1/18/2014

    " Though the end kind of sucked, it was a fun read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmussel | 1/16/2014

    " Scottoline has been described as 'the female John Grisham' - actually I liked this book for better than Grisham's due to her wry humor. The romance part felt unnecessary to me, but the story was enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 1/14/2014

    " Quick read. I like Lisa's sense of family & her sense of humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodi | 1/9/2014

    " A mystery with a dose of feminism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vickie | 12/14/2013

    " I cannot believe I went so long between reading or listening to a Lisa Scottoline book! Such a good listen, especially with Barbara Rosenblatt doing the narrating. So much fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 12/9/2013

    " REALLY enjoyed this book and her characters, Uncle Sal and all the geezers. She's a great storyteller with a great sense of humor! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 12/8/2013

    " This is the first book I've read by Lisa Scottoline, and I really liked how it came together, I look forward to reading more.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 11/24/2013

    " Vicki's partner Morty is killed. She finds killer & finds out Morty was a crooked cop. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judi | 11/16/2013

    " I did not enjoy this book as much as the other Scottoline books I have read. It did not hold my interest as much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 11/16/2013

    " i didn't solve the mystery. i didn't come close. the clues were there if you squinted your eyes and stood on one foot, but i didn't. alas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 8/15/2013

    " I love this author - great sense of humor. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diane | 5/13/2013

    " I tried to listen to the audiobook of this, because Barbara Rosenblat was the narrator. Unfortunately, even she couldn't save the bad writing, stupid characters and hackneyed plot. A shame! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynlee4 | 4/3/2013

    " This was a fun book...I really enjoy this author. Quick and easy read, not a brain bender but totally entertaining. Great for poolside or at the beach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekkila | 12/14/2012

    " I think this is my favorite so far from Lisa Scottoline. I liked the character of Rita a lot and really loved the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 11/18/2012

    " Kept my attention throughout the whole book and even had a twist at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita | 9/29/2012

    " I liked this book -- it kept me guessing. Very good if you like murder mysteries! I had never read this author before, but I plan to read more of her books eventually. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ed | 7/28/2012

    " Not nearly as good as her later books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marty | 4/8/2012

    " Enjoyable characters, but the plot is rather thin. A few things happen. A couple of people are murdered. There's some story to tie it together, but there certainly could have been a lot more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy Kelly | 1/2/2012

    " I enjoyed the plot twists and the main character, Rita. So much of Scottoline's sarcastic humor came through this character--a good, entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 11/11/2011

    " Very Good; Continuing characters: Rosato&Assoc law firm; woman takes on sexual harrassment case defense for judge, who also happens to be her lover's father; then the woman making the charges is killed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irene | 10/6/2011

    " Another winner from Scottoline. Even though I've figured out her formula -- strong/intelligent female characters, women lawyers, close family ties, bad lawyer jokes, a little romance, interesting legal case with surprising outcome -- I still find these stories entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 9/13/2011

    " A fun read. Interesting characters and a slightly believable plot. Not her best but I'll still read more of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pj | 8/17/2011

    " This a good series with lots of twists and turns-I look forward to reading more of Lisa Scottoline's books. You can relax and get lost in the plots while being entertained "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandi | 3/31/2011

    " Legal thriller set in Philadelphia. Audio read by Barbara Rosenblat "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Beasley | 3/4/2011

    " Good story and was hard to figure put who did it. Rita seems like a complex character and one that is hard to get to know. Her sense of humor and sarcasm showed often. A couple of parts of the story were a little far fetched but otherwise a pretty good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Merry | 2/3/2011

    " This one has a wonderful depiction of her father in the Italian Market in Philadelphia. Wonderful tribute to older generation and culture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 12/9/2010

    " A fun read. Interesting characters and a slightly believable plot. Not her best but I'll still read more of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 11/17/2010

    " REALLY enjoyed this book and her characters, Uncle Sal and all the geezers. She's a great storyteller with a great sense of humor! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 6/1/2010

    " Quick read. I like Lisa's sense of family & her sense of humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 4/25/2010

    " i didn't solve the mystery. i didn't come close. the clues were there if you squinted your eyes and stood on one foot, but i didn't. alas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marty | 2/4/2010

    " Enjoyable characters, but the plot is rather thin. A few things happen. A couple of people are murdered. There's some story to tie it together, but there certainly could have been a lot more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 12/30/2009

    " Another good one from Scottoline. Rita was a different type of character from a lot of the other lawyers Scottoline writes about—a little tougher, a little more independent. She was easier for me to like. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diane | 9/28/2009

    " I tried to listen to the audiobook of this, because Barbara Rosenblat was the narrator. Unfortunately, even she couldn't save the bad writing, stupid characters and hackneyed plot. A shame! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spednic | 9/27/2009

    " I'm in a rut.......when I like an author I like to read everything they've written, and I guess I'm getting there with Lisa Scottoline.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 9/5/2009

    " Very Good; Continuing characters: Rosato&Assoc law firm; woman takes on sexual harrassment case defense for judge, who also happens to be her lover's father; then the woman making the charges is killed.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ed | 9/2/2009

    " Not nearly as good as her later books. "

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About the Author
Author Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author and has served 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 over thirty-five countries. She lives in Pennsylvania with an array of disobedient but adorable pets.

About the Narrator

Since her debut in Animal House, Karen Allen has starred in over 20 films; among them are Manhattan, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Starman, Malcolm X, and The Perfect Storm.