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Authors: Lisa Scottoline

Mistaken Identity

BOOK: Mistaken Identity
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For J., new-found,
and for Peter and Kiki, as always

Contents
 
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Bennie Rosato shuddered when she caught sight of the place.
2
Bennie stared at the inmate in disbelief. Her twin? “My…”
3
Four patrolmen crammed into a booth at Little Pete’s, taking…
4
Alice Connolly lay on the thin bed in her cell.
5
“Please hold my calls,” Bennie said, and hurried by the…
6
Starling “Star” Harald yanked open his locker to get a…
7
At home, Bennie set the envelope to the side of…
8
Star glanced at the squirrelly dude in the passenger seat.
9
“I’ll represent you, on two conditions.” Bennie set her briefcase…
10
Alice entered the prison law library, a large gray room…
11
Bennie hustled across the gray marble lobby of her office…
12
The computer lab at the prison was a shoebox of…
13
Mary DiNunzio perched on the edge of her chair at…
14
Back at her office, Bennie tore through the Connolly file…
15
Judy sat across from Mary in the conference room, typing…
16
Bennie barreled down I-95 South as the rain evaporated, supersaturating…
17
“Five minutes to lights out!” shouted the guard, and inmates…
18
Bennie slipped a finger in the small pink envelope. Inside…
19
The first thing Wednesday morning, Bennie hurried along Twentieth Street…
20
Alice stood behind the inmates at the computers. Their blue…
21
Bennie hiked the ten blocks back to the office, sweating…
22
The gym was in North Philadelphia, far from the glistening…
23
Bennie had squandered an hour wrangling on the telephone with…
24
Alice was waiting in line to use the telephone. In…
25
Bennie reached the ground floor of her building with a…
26
Mary remembered Joy Newcomb as aloof and reserved at law…
27
It was a business day at the prison and the…
28
The black plastic hand on the kitchen clock hovered at…
29
Bennie cruised the block in the dark before she pulled…
30
Mary sat in the conference room in the office, trying…
31
Bennie worked in a fever, hauling box after box upstairs…
32
“Where have you been, Bennie?” Grady asked, turning from the…
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33
Joe Citrone wrapped his plaid bathrobe around his lean frame…
34
Lou Jacobs had done his share of scuba diving, so…
35
“Jesus!” Connolly said. She rose in astonishment on the other…
36
The boxing gym was light, with bright sun pouring through…
37
Bennie hustled into her office with a freshly poured mug…
38
Judy had discovered that a janitor’s closet was really an…
39
Bennie’s world lurched to a stop after she hung up…
40
Alice didn’t know what came over her but she felt…
41
For Bennie the next few hours were a haze of…
42
Because it was after the prison’s business hours, Bennie had…
43
Early next morning, Judy stood in the sunny conference room…
44
“My goodness! Ms. Rosato, you, eh, don’t have an appointment…”
45
Fleur-de-lis of ersatz gilt flocked the wallpaper and the room…
46
Surf Lenihan sat low inside the black bucket seat of…
47
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, before…
48
Alice lingered at the door to her cell, standing away…
49
Surf was hiding by the entrance to Della Porta’s rowhouse…
50
Bennie pulled up, confused by the sight. It was the…
51
Bennie spent the night driving around the city in the…
52
“You dick! You little dick!” Star shoved the squirrelly dude…
53
“Bennie, I’m real sorry about your mother,” Lou said, riding…
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54
The Criminal Justice Center was built as a replacement courthouse…
55
Bennie slipped her hands in her skirt pockets and stood…
56
Wind sent discarded newspapers rolling along the grimy city curb.
57
On the witness stand, Officer Sean McShea wore a navy-blue…
58
Bennie took a second to frame her first question. She’d…
59
Judy, on a mission, shot from her seat as soon…
60
There wasn’t time to go back to the office during…
61
On the witness stand, Officer Arthur Reston made a more…
62
Bennie began her cross-examination of Officer Reston at the podium…
63
Surf caught up with Joe Citrone outside the Eleventh, just…
64
Back at her office, Bennie’s associates yammered away while her…
65
Bennie hadn’t realized how much the police hated her until…
66
The early rays of the morning sun fought their way…
67
The next witness for the prosecution, Jane Lambertsen, perched on…
68
Bennie stood beside the podium and addressed the young mother.
69
It was the lunch break at trial, and Bennie faced…
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