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Wednesdays with Writers: Lisa Scottoline on her favorite Italian foods, writing from the heart, her relentless schedule, and how this is the best time of her life. Oh, and her new Rosato & DiNunzio book, DAMAGED

By Leslie Lindsay  She’s back…Lisa Scottoline is here with her 26th—count ‘em—book and it’s a fabulous tail-spin into the juvenile justice system. One boy. One lawyer. One day. And one shot at justice. That’s DAMAGED (which released yesterday from St. Martin’s Press), Lisa Scottoline’s 4th in the Rosato & DiNunzio series featuring go-getter lawyer Mary DuNunzio as the tough-but-fair protagonist. One a deeper level, DAMAGED is about 10-year old Patrick O’Brien, orphaned by his mother and father and being raised by his elderly (and diabetic) grandfather. Patrick is small for his age, shy, dyslexic, and as a result, suffers from anxiety. When Patrick is accused of attacking a school aide with a pair of scissors, his grandfather approaches Rosato & DiNunzio for legal assistance. In Scottoline’s trademark fast-fasted and emotional riveting manner, she draws readers right into the eye of the storm, working in legalese and child advocacy issues at a break-neck speed, something I am certain legal thriller readers will love. Meanwhile, Mary is just weeks away from her wedding to a college professor …