Monday, June 26, 2017

Bum Luck - Spotlight

In BUM LUCK, Jake Lassiter wins a murder trial...and vows to kill his own client. Has the linebacker-turned-lawyer gone insane? His pals, the squabbling law partners Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord, fear that Lassiter’s numerous concussions suffered playing football have caught up with him.

The plot revolves around a triple-barreled dilemma:

-Does Lassiter have potentially fatal chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)?
-Will he go through with his threats of vigilante justice?
-Is this the end of Jake Lassiter?


More about BUM LUCK (Thomas & Mercer; March 28th)

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?

About Paul Levine

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. A graduate of Penn State and the University of Miami Law School, he divides his time between Miami and Santa Barbara, California. For more information, please visit Paul’s website and his author profile: