Book Review: “Bum Rap” by Paul Levine

July 23, 2015 at 4:06 am | Posted in Books | 2 Comments
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Paul Levine in his new book, “Bum Rap book coverBum Rap” Book Eleven in the Jake Lassiter series published by Thomas & Mercer gives us another adventure with Jake Lassiter.

From the back cover:  Miami 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 Florida 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.

Mr. Levine has created two different series: the Jake Lassiter series of which this book is number eleven and the Solomon & Lord series. This is the first time that the two teams has joined forces and it was worth the wait. Steve Solomon was in the wrong place at the wrong time, trying to help Nadia, a Russian B-girl, get her passport and back wages from gangster Gorev. Solomon finds himself in jail, accused of the murder of Gorev, when his life-partner and fellow legal partner, Victoria Lord, hires Jake Lassiter to represent him.  This is definitely a thriller though you wouldn’t think so from laughing so hard. Jake is in danger from, almost, page one and it escalates. Mr. Levine has given us a very clever mystery that has a lot to do with Russian mobsters, the FBI and tracking down Nadia but that is only the tip of this adventure. Be assured “Bum Rap” is going to have you reading just as fast as you can trying to keep up with what happens next.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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