by Paul Levine
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date Jul 1, 2015
Trial lawyer-turned-writer Paul Levine won the John D. MacDonald fiction award, has been nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller, Shamus, and James Thurber prizes, and has written for multiple hit television shows.
Jake Lassiter, star of ten of Levine’s previous novels, is also a man of many talents: an NFL linebacker-turned-lawyer who’s a “brew and burger guy in a paté and Chardonnay world.” In Levine’s newest, BUM RAP (Thomas & Mercer; July 1, 2015), Lassiter faces his toughest case yet: the murder trial of Steve Solomon, half of the bickering legal duo at the center of Levine’s Solomon vs. Lord series.
Disillusioned by the justice system after his own recent murder trial, Lassiter is ready to call it quits when he gets a call from Victoria Lord. Her partner, Solomon, has been arrested for murder and he needs the hardest-hitting lawyer he can find. Used to working alone, Lassiter soon finds himself teamed up with Lord to track down the only witness who can clear Solomon’s name – before the feds or the Russian Mob find her first.
A page-turning legal thriller that marks the first literary meet-up between Jake Lassiter, Steve Solomon, and Victoria Lord, BUM RAP is as hot as the city it’s set in, Miami.