NFL linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter has had it with shifty clients, dirty prosecutors, and a legal system out of whack. It’s enough to make a man want to leave Miami and never look back—until he gets a call from Victoria Lord, the better half of hot local legal team Solomon & Lord. Her partner in life and law has been arrested for murder. What’s worse: the only person who can clear him has fled the city. Now it’s up to Jake and Victoria to track down the witness—a stunning “Bar girl”—before she’s roped in by the feds…or eliminated by the Russian mob.
Jake knows that if he doesn’t get to the witness first, his client’s case is lost. Luckily, he’s got some good advice from his college football coach: “Buckle your chin strap and hit somebody.” And sometimes, the only way to win a tough case is to do just that.
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
The author of nineteen 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 more than twenty 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 lives in Miami.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Number 11 in a series, but the first I have read and just like an episode of CSI the investigation was contained in this book, but I definitely was missing out of some character development, but didn't feel clueless! Jake Lassiter has a reputation by this book and it was easy to get on his team and "help" him discover and piece together the clues. I enjoyed the investigation and trial for this story, not sure if I would go all the way back to book one and start the series over, but I might look back and see if the storyline interested me in a few of them. I loved Paul Levine's writing style and enjoyed the flow of the book, so I will definitely be keeping my eye out for his next book.
I have been a fan of Jake Lassiter since he was introduced to me in Levine's first effort To Speak For The Dead. I loved Jaake then and I love him now, and so should you. Only this time he has company. Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord, lawyers and lovers both. This time Steve is in jail charged with homicide. It is up to Victoria and Jake to hunt down a witness who can clear Steve's name and his already dubious reputation. Think Hiaasen, Laurence Shames, and Dave Barry. Add a little legaleze and a ton of laughs ensue. Not only do I highly and urgently recommend this book but do yourself a favor and read every single one of the Jake Lassiter books as well as all of the Solomon v. Lord novels. You will not stop laughing.