Fool Me Twice (Jake Lassiter Series #6)

Fool Me Twice (Jake Lassiter Series #6)

by Paul Levine


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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.


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."


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

"As always, Levine provides suspense, a little romance, some social commentary, and a huge helping of humor. For sheer entertainment, the Lassiter series is as good as any."-- Booklist

"A fast-paced thriller filled with action, humor, mystery and suspense. - Miami Herald

"A cross between Spenser and Bosch! A good fast read." - Amazon 5-star review

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467944465
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/22/2011
Series: Jake Lassiter Series , #6
Pages: 372
Sales rank: 785,538
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

The author of 20 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 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 international bestseller "To Speak for the Dead" was his first novel and is still in print 27 years after publication. He is also the author of the "Solomon vs. Lord" series and several stand-alone thrillers. His legal thriller, "Bum Rap," was a number one bestseller in the Amazon Kindle Store. Described as a "delicious mix of thriller and comic crime novel" in a starred review in Booklist, "Bum Rap" brings Lassiter together with rivals Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord. "Bum Luck," (Thomas & Mercer 2017), is the second of that series. A graduate of Penn State and the University of Miami Law School, Paul divides his time between Miami, Florida and Santa Barbara, California. Visit the author's website at

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FOOL ME TWICE 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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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.