They don’t call us sharks for our ability to swim.
Second-string linebacker turned disillusioned defense attorney Jake Lassiter finally switches teams. Appointed special prosecutor in a high-profile murder case, he vows to take down a prominent surgeon accused of killing his wife. There’s just one problem…or maybe three: no evidence, no witness, and no body.
But Lassiter’s used to fighting impossible battles on the gridiron and in court. After all, he’s not totally burned-out—just a little scorched.
Standing in Lassiter’s way are the defense lawyers: slick-talking Steve Solomon and blueblood Victoria Lord, who have their own complicated history with the defendant. Not to mention the specter of CTE, the lethal brain disease Lassiter may have contracted banging heads in the NFL. Drained of his mental edge just when he needs it most, Lassiter must do whatever it takes to win this case—even if it costs him his life. Because law is a contact sport, and you don’t get trophies for trying.
About the Author
The author of twenty-two novels, Paul Levine won the John D. MacDonald fiction award and was nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller, Shamus, and James Thurber prizes. A former trial lawyer, he also wrote twenty-one episodes of the CBS military drama JAG and cocreated the Supreme Court drama First Monday starring James Garner and Joe Mantegna. The critically acclaimed international bestseller To Speak for the Dead was his first novel and introduced readers to linebacker turned lawyer Jake Lassiter. He is also the author of the Solomon & Lord series featuring bickering law partners Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord. Levine has also written several stand-alone thrillers, including Illegal, Ballistic, Impact, and Paydirt. A graduate of Penn State University and the University of Miami Law School, he divides his time between Miami and Santa Barbara, California. For more information, visit Paul Levine’s Amazon Author Page at www.amazon.com/Paul-Levine/e/B000APPYKG/.