Fool Me Twice (Jake Lassiter Series #6)

Fool Me Twice (Jake Lassiter Series #6)

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by Paul Levine
     
 

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MURDER TO GO: FROM MIAMI TO ASPEN

A witness is dead and linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter is the prime suspect. If he doesn't find the killer, he'll face a murder charge. A bloody trail of evidence leads to an abandoned silver mine under the Colorado ski slopes and an explosive finale.

FOOL ME TWICE

The big man looked at me, his eyes filled with hate.

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MURDER TO GO: FROM MIAMI TO ASPEN

A witness is dead and linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter is the prime suspect. If he doesn't find the killer, he'll face a murder charge. A bloody trail of evidence leads to an abandoned silver mine under the Colorado ski slopes and an explosive finale.

FOOL ME TWICE

The big man looked at me, his eyes filled with hate. "You ever hear the expression, 'Fool me once, shame on you'?"

"Sure. 'Fool me twice, shame on me.'"

"No, Lassiter. Fool me twice, you're dead."

WHAT'S THE VERDICT ON "FOOL ME TWICE?"

Wildly entertaining blend of raucous humor and high adventure." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Take one part John Grisham, two parts Carl Hiaasen, throw in a dash of John D. MacDonald, and voila! You've got Jake Lassiter." - Tulsa World

"Delicious." - Los Angeles Times

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Editorial Reviews

Miami Herald
"Fool Me Twice" is a fast-paced thriller, filled with action, humor, mystery and suspense. The story is framed by two of the sort of courtroom-drama scenes for which Levine, a lawyer and one-time Herald reporter, always does his best writing. Here he is at the top of his form.

Lassiter is his usual funny and rueful self as he tries hard to believe in his friend and former lover, even as he uncovers what layers of betrayal have been woven around him.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Fool Me Twice" finds Lassiter accused of murder and threatened with disbarment. He must leave his favorite Florida haunts for the harsh cold of Colorado. The quest is for a mysterious statue, the elusive Silver Queen, a late 19th-century version of the Maltese Falcon.

Lassiter is a genuinely engaging character, that rarest of species, a lawyer who can laugh at himself. Add a whirlwind tour ranging from the Keys to the Rockies, and the result is a blend of raucous humor and high adventu
Tampa Tribune
Paul Levine, recently awarded the John D. MacDonald Award for his previous work, has always been a consistent producer of first-class novels. "Fool Me Twice" is no exception. A knack for exploring the deeper levels of human emotions lends substance to his finely etched characters.

Spiffy plotting, snappy dialogue and enough action to keep pulses racing combine to make this one a real barn-burner.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
A sleazy client, a woman whose charms are exceeded only by her duplicity, and a seemingly penny-ante scheme that escalates by the hour: For Jake Lassiter, linebacker turned lawyer, it's business as usual.

"Fool Me Twice" utilizes humor, action and impressive scenery to create a thriller that is as quickly paced as it is entertaining. As usual, Levine follows his own formula of an action scene that seems to drip with testosterone. And as usual, Levine has created an enjoyable thriller.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467944465
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Series:
Jake Lassiter Series, #6
Pages:
338
Sales rank:
317,183
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

The author of 15 novels, Paul Levine won the John D. MacDonald fiction award and was nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller, and James Thurber prizes. A former trial lawyer, he also wrote 21 episodes of the CBS military drama JAG and co-created the Supreme Court drama First Monday, starring James Garner and Joe Mantegna. The international bestseller To Speak for the Dead , the first of the Jake Lassiter thrillers, was his debut novel. He is also the author of the Solomon vs. Lord series and the thrillers "Illegal," "Impact," "Ballistic," and "Paydirt." His latest novel is the Random House hardcover, "Lassiter." More information at http://www.paul-levine.com

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Suspense-Thriller-Lover More than 1 year ago
One of Levine's best. I've been a big fan of the Jake Lassiter books since the early 1990's. One reviewer said Lassiter was Travis McGee with a law degree. True, John D. MacDonald's character and Lassiter do have things in common. Both are tough guys with a tender heart. Both get involved with questionable women. Both also travel a lot looking for trouble or solving other people's lethal dilemmas. McGee lived on a houseboat in Ft. Lauderdale and Lassiter in his little coral rock bungalow in Miami's Coconut Grove. In "Night Vision," Lassiter flew to London on the trail of a serial killer. In "False Dawn," he traveled to Havana. Something about stolen art. In "Riptide," it was Maui, and in "Fool Me Twice," when Lassiter is a murder suspect, he hits the road to Aspen where there's a mystery to be solved in an old silver mine under the ski slopes. The ending is downright explosive. These are smart, witty books with equal measure suspense and humor. As always, there are unique characters, this time a scary cowboy who's deadly with a nail gun. Highly recommend this book, and as with the others, it doesn't matter in which order you read them.