Thirty seconds after the jury announced its verdict, I decided to kill my client.
Second-string linebacker turned trial lawyer Jake Lassiter squares off against his toughest, most unpredictable adversary yet: himself.
The downward spiral begins when Jake’s client, Miami Dolphins’ running back Thunder Thurston, is cleared of murdering his wife. Jake didn’t expect to win, didn’t want to win, since he is sure his client is guilty. When Thurston walks free, Lassiter vows to seek his own kind of justice. Street justice. Vigilante justice.
Law partners Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord can’t believe their friend has become so deeply, inexplicably obsessed with killing Thurston. Convinced Jake’s unhinged behavior is due to concussive brain injuries suffered during his pro football career, they beg him to seek treatment. But as Lassiter’s raging fixation on vengeance grows, Solomon and Lord wonder if they’re too late to help. Is it game over for Jake’s career…and his life?
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About the Author
The author of twenty 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 co-created 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 vs. 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/.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved this book. A defense lawyer wants to kill his client right after he gets he gets him off on a murder charge of killing his wife. Not only that, the lawyer has to deal with the father and two overgrown boys of the dead wife who are hell bent on revenge. It's not all fun and games though as there are some dealings with CTE as the lawyer was a football player and may have some issues with that. All in all, it was a very entertaining read which I wholeheartedly enjoyed. I would definitely recommend this book especially if your usual genre is more of the morbid sort. I know I like to lighten things up every once in a while. Thanks to Thomas & Mercer for approving my request and to Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.