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FOOL ME TWICE (Jake Lassiter #6)

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A grisly murder case takes Jake Lassiter from the beaches of Miami to the slopes of Aspen in the greatest challenge yet for the linebacker-turned-lawyer.

Lassiter helps Blinky Baroso beat a fraud rap, then gets stiffed for his fee. Not only that, when an associate ends up dead, Lassiter is the prime suspect. If he doesn’t find the killer, he’ll face a murder charge.

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Nook, 374 pages
Published January 12th 2011 by NITTANY VALLEY PRODUCTIONS, INC. (first published January 1st 1996)
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Greg Crites
Sep 09, 2011 Greg Crites rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First off, the author is a lawyer, the protag is a lawyer, I don't care for lawyers—at all. I believe they should be barred from serving in public office. It's a conflict of interest to allow lawyers to be lawmakers. I believe a lawyers involvement in many projects results in unnecessary complications and an inferior final product. If you hired a lawyer to oversee construction of a room addition, there would be thousands of pages, untold expenses, and you could flip a coin to determine whether y ...more
Hal Brodsky
Apr 15, 2012 Hal Brodsky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, kindle
Paul Levine is a classic Florida author of the John D. McDonald ilk. In fact, I would say that of McDonald's "descendants" ( Carl Hiassen, James W Hall, Randy Wayne White, Edna Buchanon, Les Stansiford), Levine comes closest to the feel of McDonald's Travis McGee Novels.
Fool Me Twice is a typical Paul Levine novel in the Jake Lassiter series. As such, it features ex-Miami Dolphin Linebacker and night law school graduate Lassiter linping through Coconut Grove, practicing low end criminal defence,
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Kathryn S. Inouye
A fast past, entertaining series.

The Lasseter series are great fun to read. The supporting characters are interesting and quirky that keep you on your toes. I recommend reading the series from the beginning but it is not required. With that said Fool Me Twice, would not give you an overall sense of the series. Although, this is one of my favorite from this series. I do think that Jake being made to look like a chump by the women is becoming a tad played out. This could be due to being an ex Dolp
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Nancy Silk
Nov 21, 2015 Nancy Silk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Fast Paced, Well Written, And Definitely A Page Turner"

In this legal thriller, a witness is murdered, and Jake becomes the prime suspect! He's also suspected of killing his client and friend, Blinky Baroso. His nephew Kip, 11 years old, becomes a new and future character in this series. He's a wise-cracking delinquent, and travels with Jake to an abandoned silver mine beneath the Aspen ski slopes. There is much humor along the way generated by Kip, along with Doc Charlie Riggs, a retired corone
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Jan Frew
Dec 21, 2011 Jan Frew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book. The main character is an attorney who is actually flawed and likeable. The story was a twist on a detective/crime thriller with a little humor thrown in. I wouldn't mind reading another tale of Jake Lassiter's adventures.
Peter Gregoire
In “Fool me Twice”, we find a legal thriller author writing at the height of his powers. The sixth book in the Jake Lassiter series and the fifth one I have read, sees Paul Levine find the right blend of plot, pacing and rich - though now familiar - characters to make this a great read.
After successfully helping low-life con-man and repeat client, Blinky Barosso, escape jail-time after Blinky’s latest failed scam drew the attention of prosecutors, Jake finds himself the prime suspect in Blinky’s
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SimyCat
Feb 11, 2014 SimyCat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book and it kept my interest. Mr. Levine has created the character Jake Lassiter and each book in this series is about Jake, ex-pro football star now lawyer and all the things Jake gets himself involved in. The books keep me interested and I have found when reading I could picture the places described. I loved reading the series from beginning to current. I recommend this for those who like reading this type of book.
Ed
Jul 26, 2015 Ed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: legal, action
#6 in the Jake Lassiter series.

Miami lawyer Jake Lassiter successfully defends con artist Blinky Bososo, the brother of prosecutor and former lover, JoJo. Blinky disappears, Jake is implicated, and JoJo heads to CO to be with another former lover. Jake follows and gets accused of murder. Jake's Granny surprises him with his heretofore unknown nephew, Kip, who plays a role in Jake's defense.

alice griggs
Dec 05, 2015 alice griggs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
His books are always a real pleasure to read!!

His characters are interesting and funny. The bad guys are realistic in that they have redeeming qualities and so are the good guys not totally good. Jake has admirable ethics. The story is well done and I love his humor!!
Jim Fromm
Apr 27, 2015 Jim Fromm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don't be fooled.

Another Jake Lassiter adventure. Just as fresh and irreverent as you might expect from a Paul Levine novel. I never know how these are going to end, that's why they are such great fun. Give up the cost of a Big Mac and buy this book, you won't regret it.
cisco pike
Jun 12, 2015 cisco pike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think Jake Lassiter has hit the wall

So, it was just like reading an ordinary lawyer book. Oh, it had a few moments when it could have blasted off to Lassiterville. No ignition. Still okay reading till the next Elvis Cole or Jack Reacher comes out
Thomas Begley
Sep 03, 2015 Thomas Begley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best of the batch....so far

Fool Me Twice is the best of the Jake Lassiter books so far. Always an engaging series, this much more deeply written tale which is a solid tale. A great read for anyone!
Beverly E. McWhirk
You didn't fool me!

No tricks here folks,Levine is the real deal with FOOL ME TWICE. His books are so much fun to read. Lassiter kept me guessing what would happen next and laughing all the to the last word.
Herman  Morgan III
Jun 10, 2015 Herman Morgan III rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maybe the Best of Paul Levine's Jake Lassiter Books !

But, just in case I'm mistaken, I'm going to read the rest ! Try this Great Series yourselves, You'll Thank me later if you do.

Angel **Book Junkie**
I actually liked the characters all of them. I thought Blinky and Jake were hilarious and found myself really laughing out loud during the book. The problems I had with the book was the story line. I think that the author could have made so much out of what he had but, failed on the execution of the actual story. I found myself numerous times while reading the book tapping my foot hoping to be done.

Then I thought of the ending... Well duh.. Didn't we know what was going to happen. There could h
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Susan
Feb 05, 2014 Susan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unfinished
Managed to read just over half way but I am not interested in reading descriptions of fights, or a film quoting kid. It got to the stage where I really didn't care who killed who, or who was lying and why.
Debra Chapoton
Feb 12, 2013 Debra Chapoton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ah, yes, it's so nice to read the works of a competent author who has been well edited. I thought about the story when I wasn't reading and craved a little more time in my day to get back to it. Paul Levine's lawyer character, Jake Lassiter, more witty than gritty, is up to his nose in trouble when he ends up on trial for a murder he can't actually remember committing (or not). Good dialogue, good plot, average plot twist, and interesting characters make for an enjoyable read. The story was obvi ...more
Walt Mccluskey
Jul 28, 2015 Walt Mccluskey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fool me twice

A good story line but a little weak on content so it jumps about more than I like. Jake was fooled most of the time rather than just twice.
Carol Whitney
Sep 01, 2015 Carol Whitney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
tricky plot

I chose this rating because of the riveting twists and turns of the story. I am enjoying the Jake Lassiter series.
Kay Anderson
Jan 08, 2015 Kay Anderson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good solid enjoyable read

I love a book now and then that just lets you kick back and enjoy the story. This book did that.
Jody Patanjo
Oct 01, 2015 Jody Patanjo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lassiter!

The stories are fun. The characters are funny and grounded. Lassiter is always up to something. Fun series and great writing.
Quillracer
Jul 05, 2013 Quillracer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
There were lots of typos in this book – clown for down, paving for paying—and a chapter titled GOLD DOESN&RSQUP;T ROT. There were also many missed quotation marks and odd line layouts, making this one of the most fouled up downloads I’ve ever had.

Those quibbles aside, I really liked this book. A good mystery, thriller, or suspense novel should make you sweat. It does me. And this book had me sweating. The tension is almost non-stop as one bad thing after another falls on Jake Lassiter, the m
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Kary
Jul 15, 2016 Kary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good characters, love reading about florida since i live here
KATRINA S CORNWELL
Love it

Lots of twists and turns
Addicted to this series
Can t wait to read the next one, enjoy every one
Ab
Aug 21, 2016 Ab rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great characters and a good story with a satisfying ending.
Michelle
Jul 09, 2015 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As always the Jake Lassiter never fail to entertain.
Cynthia Rielley
meh, very very predictable.
Lisa Tortorello
Aug 09, 2013 Lisa Tortorello rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fool Me Twice by Paul Levine was a good read with a very fitting title. There were characters like Jake Lassiter and Granny who were quite likeable, characters like "Blinky" Baroso that I hated to like and finally a character like JoJo Baroso that I personally loved to hate.

Jake Lassiter is a lawyer in Florida, and is set up for a murder he did not commit. The circumstantial evidence is overwhelming, but Jake knows the most important thing...He is innocent. The problem is he may not live long e
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Eero
Jul 14, 2012 Eero rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, free-ebook
Another Kindle freebie from way back. I liked it better than the other Levine I read before (Night Vision), because the plot was simpler and less dependent on red herrings and/or inexplicable actions. In fact, the big surprise was fairly easy to foresee, and afterwards I was a little annoyed because a vital piece of evidence was conveniently forgotten to drag out the courtroom drama, until it was found again at the most desperate moment. The kid was fun, I wonder if he turns up in later installm ...more
Jeri
Apr 05, 2014 Jeri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
slow start, built slowly, decent end
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