Daddy’s Girl by Scottoline a Dud

Daddy's Girl by Lisa ScottoineDaddy’s Girl, Lisa Scottoline’s latest book and my sixteenth Scottoline, just doesn’t cut it. Like most Scottoline books, the main character is a gutsy female attorney — this one a law professor, a role Ms. Scottoline has recently assumed in real life — and the pace is hectic.  But unlike most of the author’s other outings, particularly those in the Rosato and Associates series, this book suffers from poorly developed, unsympathetic characters, including the protagonist.  The more jarring defect, however, is the totally improbable plot, which drops our heroine into highly unlikely situations and imbues her with near super-human powers. Does high-speed stunt driving, blowing up propane tanks, and single-handedly foiling a prison break sound like something your law professor could pull off?  Maybe in the comics.

About Louis J. Bruno

I studied English and psychology at Columbia College and stayed at Columbia, doing postgraduate work in psychophysiology, then teaching and doing research for several years. To keep the wolf from the door, I migrated into retail sales and management, at first for Radio Shack, briefly for Savemart, and finally for Newmark & Lewis. When N&L collapsed, I went into business for myself, providing sales, service, and maintenance of computer systems; designing, hosting, and maintaining websites; providing custom software, mailers, and database services to the real estate industry; and serving as a business consultant. My interests include writing, traveling, jogging, swimming, biking, hiking, gardening, photography, history, art, jazz, swing, country and classical music, investing, management theory, civic activism, sustainability, particularly energy conservation, good government, the environment, and technology. And more to come, I hope.

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