Shattered Justice

Shattered Justice

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by Paul Levine
     
 

“Solomon vs. Lord” features the mismatched legal team, Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord. He's the irreverent, rule-breaking trial lawyer, and she's his uptight, by-the-book counterpart. Here’s the setup:

Victoria Lord follows all the rules...
Steve Solomon makes up his own...
When they defend an accused murderer, they'll

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“Solomon vs. Lord” features the mismatched legal team, Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord. He's the irreverent, rule-breaking trial lawyer, and she's his uptight, by-the-book counterpart. Here’s the setup:

Victoria Lord follows all the rules...
Steve Solomon makes up his own...
When they defend an accused murderer, they'll either end up in ruin, in jail...or in bed.

"Remarkably fresh and original with characters you can't help loving and sparkling dialogue that echoes the Hepburn-Tracy screwball comedies. A hilarious, touching and entertaining twist on the legal thriller." -- Chicago Sun-Times

The second book, “To Speak for the Dead,” introduced the world to Jake Lassiter, the linebacker-turned-lawyer with a hard bark and a tender heart. The book was an international bestseller and was named by the Los Angeles Times as one of the best mysteries of the year. The setup:
A doctor in love with his patient's wife...
A fatal mistake during surgery...
Accident? Malpractice? Or murder?

Defending a surgeon in a malpractice case, Jake Lassiter begins to suspect that his client is innocent of negligence...but guilty of murder. Add a sexy widow, a deadly drug, and a grave robbery to the stew, and you have the recipe for Miami's trial of the century.

"Genuinely chilling." -- Washington Post

Finally comes “Illegal,” the stand-alone thriller set in California and Mexico, “Illegal” tells a story of human trafficking and sex slavery, a mother's love for her son, and the redemption of a man intent on escaping his past. The setup:

A down-and-out L.A. lawyer with nothing to lose...
A beautiful Mexican woman who disappears crossing the border...
And the powerful and corrupt rancher who would destroy them both.

Haunted by a personal tragedy and wanted by the cops, lawyer Jimmy (Royal) Payne wants to skip town. That's when he crosses paths with 12-year-old Tino Perez, newly arrived from Mexico, looking for his mother Marisol, who went missing after a hellish midnight border crossing with a corrupt and dangerous “coyote.”

Before long, the cynical lawyer and the savvy kid are bonding and tracing Marisol's path, battling predators on both sides of the border. Most dangerous of all is Simeon Rutledge, a wealthy rancher, and the biggest employer of farm workers in California. Just why is Rutledge willing to kill Payne to keep Marisol under wraps?

“‘Illegal’ has such a strong page-turning narrative that Levine’s detailed reporting on immigration never gets in the way of the suspense and the black comedy.” -- Connecticut Post

PRAISE FOR THE FICTION OF PAUL LEVINE

"Mystery writing at its very, very best." - Larry King, USA TODAY

"Irreverent...genuinely clever...great fun." - The New York Times Book Review

"Just the remedy for those who can't get enough Spenser and miss Travis McGee terribly." - St. Petersburg Times
"Take one part John Grisham, two parts Carl Hiaasen, throw in a dash of John D. MacDonald, and voila!" - Tulsa World

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

"Cracking good action-mystery...funny, sardonic, and fast-paced." - Detroit Free Press

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The author of 17 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 20 episodes of the CBS military drama "JAG." His most recent novel is "Last Chance Lassiter." Look for "State vs. Lassiter" soon! More information at paul-levine.com

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044624375
Publisher:
Paul Levine
Publication date:
06/30/2013
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
138,649
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Paul Levine achieved widespread acclaim with his first novel, the international bestseller "To Speak for the Dead," in 1990. That book introduced linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter and is now available as an e-book.Levine is also the author of "Night Vision," "False Dawn," "Mortal Sin, "Riptide," "Fool Me Twice," "Flesh & Bones," "Lassiter," and "Last Chance Lassiter." Those books, all Jake Lassiter novels, are also currently being released as e-books, as is "Impact," a thriller set at the Supreme Court. That novel inspired the CBS drama, "First Monday," starring James Garner and Joe Mantegna, and was co-created and co-executive produced by Levine.He 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 more than 20 episodes of the CBS military drama “JAG.”He is also the author of the “Solomon vs. Lord” series and the thrillers “Illegal” "Ballistic," and "Paydirt." His next novel will be “State vs. Lassiter.”

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