Kill All the Lawyers (Solomon vs. Lord #3)
They're the legal world's oddest couple, a shorts-and-sandals beach bum and a Coral Gables blue blood. Maybe the only thing keeping them from killing each other is that they're on the same side.
Quirky as always, Solomon just keeps getting in mor ...more
One of his clients is out of jail. This psychologist turned celebrity and radio host begins lambastin ...more
Paul Levine writes a good yarn. Solomon Lord's a breezy, off-the-wall protagonist dealing with a lot of problems, most of them the result of his own big mouth and exacerbated by a "Justice" System with unbalanced scales, not to mention an equally off-kilter judge. Attorney Solomon is surrounded by a cast of equally zany characters. Even the villain is ineffectual enough not to be taken seriously. A great way to spend a summer afternoon in the hammock.
Even though there isn't a lot of action, no courtroom drama, I enjoyed reading the book.
Some great things the author is doing here:
1) Even though it's not a first-person story-telling, when the focus is on the hero (Solomon), you understand every little emotion the person is going through as though it might be a first-person telling. After the first few pages, I actually turned back to the first page to see if it began with ...more
In the prior books, Steve Solomon acted like a frat boy/jock on spring break. He started out that way here along with being so totally dense he was easily played by the antagonist. I almost gave up on the book because that just didn’t ring true for me. Solomon may not have edited the Law Review, but no one who passes the Bar exam is that dim.
Solomon and Victoria Lord, his partner in law ...more
The last 50 pages pages of the book are some of the most exciting pages I have ever read. What a thriller this book is! Once again, Paul Levine shows why he is one of my favorite writers.
The quick and witty banter between Steve and Victoria always make me smile. K ...more
"They're the legal world's oddest couple - a shorts-and-sandals beach bum and a Coral Gables blue blood. Maybe the only thing keeping them from killing each other is that they're on the same side.…
It starts with a 300-pound marlin stuck in his front door. Even by South Florida standards, where murderers outnumber mosquitoes, this registers as weird. And it's not long before Steve Solomon figures out who's making the bizarre threats. But how can he explain to his partner why an ex-client w ...more
These highly active, suspenseful, humorous thrillers by Paul Levine are absolutely entertaining. Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord may be linked together as partnered defense attorneys, but in spite of their legal disagreements, they also have fallen into each other's arms. In this novel they both become targets of a very cunning psychiatrist just released from prison. Not only do they have to deal with that threat, but Steve's life is shattering apart espec ...more
“The pages fly by and the laughs keep coming in this irresistible Florida romp. A delicious mix of thriller and comic crime novel.” – Booklist (starred review)
The author of 19 novels, Paul Levine won the John D. MacDonald fiction award and was nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, Int ...more