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Killer Smile by Lisa Scottoline

Killer SmileReviewed by Allen Hott

A great read with quite a bit of very interesting information added at the end by the author.

Her story is about Italian/Americans in South Philadelphia and at the end she explains a little about the fact that during World War II President Roosevelt issued rulings that Italian/Americans were to be identified as enemy agents. Depending on the particular individual some were sent to internment camps much like Japanese Americans. Others were restricted to limited areas around where they lived and were subject to curfews, in most cases dawn to dusk.

Killer Smile tells the story of one particular Italian/American who died during his internment in Montana. The son’s estate of Amadeo Brandolini, the immigrant who died, has hired Rosato & Associates to sue for reparations. Mary DiNunzio, an associate in the firm, has been given the case and begins doing quite a bit of digging to find out more about Brandolini. She determines that supposedly he died of accidental strangulation. At the time of the accident there was only one other man with him in the field where they were working.