Mary DiNunzio wants to represent her old friend Simon Pensiera, a sales rep who was wrongly fired by his company, but her partner Bennie Rosato represents the parent company. When she confronts Mary, explaining this is a conflict of interest, an epic battle of wills and legal strategy between the two ensues—ripping the law firm apart, forcing everyone to take sides and turning friend against friend.
SOMETIMES LOYALTY CAN BE LETHAL.
My Thoughts: From the very first page of Exposed, I was drawn into Mary’s big South Philly family, as she met with several of them to talk about Simon, another friend from the neighborhood. His case ignites Mary’s passion and she is all in, fighting not only for their friend, but for family and neighborhood.
As Mary gets prepared to take over Simon’s case, her partner Bennie argues with her about the potential conflict of interest. Both Mary and their associate Judy show aspects of the rules that suggest they are not in conflict.
But before anything can be settled, several things happen to make it all seemingly moot, and suddenly both Mary and Bennie are in danger.
Who has taken steps to frame Simon for a crime? What will bring the partners together again in a fight for their case, their friendship, and their lives?
I enjoyed the story, the characters, and the alternating narrative of Mary and Bennie. As different as the two are, they definitely complement each other…and their fight could prove the strength of their bond. 5 stars.