Paul Levine

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NEW and available in print, e-book and audio editions: Paul Levine's latest legal thriller, BUM DEAL, debuts June 2018.

“Fascinating, fully developed characters and smart, well-paced dialogue keep the pages turning. Levine manipulates the expectations of the reader as skillfully as Jake manipulates the expectations of the jury” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Drop everything...Read it now...BUM DEAL is fantastic." - Lee Child

“BUM DEAL is the real deal. A funny, compelling and canny courtroom thriller, seasoned with a little melancholy and a lot of inside knowledge.” — Scott Turow

Defense lawyer Jake Lassiter switches teams and prosecutes a surgeon accused of killing his wife. There’s just one problem…or maybe three: no evidence, no witn
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Paul Levine BUM DEAL involves a murder trial where a surgeon is accused of killing his wife, but there's no forensic evidence, no witness, and no body. There was…moreBUM DEAL involves a murder trial where a surgeon is accused of killing his wife, but there's no forensic evidence, no witness, and no body. There was such a case in New York a while ago, and I took that "impossible" trial and gave it to Jake Lassiter as a PROSECUTOR. At the same time, his symptoms of the brain disease CTE are growing worse. I believe in turning the heat up on my protagonist. I think here it's boiling.(less)
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Author’s Note: This is the last time I sit down with that belligerent, ungrateful wretch Jake Lassiter who owes his very existence to me. He first appeared To Speak for the Dead in 1990, and now thankfully a dozen books later, I’m bidding him goodbye in Bum Deal, in which he switches sides and prosecutes a murder trial while fighting off symptoms of chronic traum...

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“I've never been disbarred, committed or convicted of moral turpitude, and the only time I was arrested, it was a case of mistaken identity...I didn't know the guy I hit was a cop.”
Paul Levine, To Speak for the Dead

“The gods tempt us. They offer us riches and sweet smelling women, tres leches, each milk sweeter than the one before. But you cannot beat the gods. The grander house and the bigger deal only mean more borrowed time, more risk. When you build your life on a house of cards, you never know when the joker will turn up.”
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“I stood there, 220 pounds of ex-football player, ex-public defender, ex-a-lot-of-things, leaning against the faded walnut rail of the witness stand, home to a million sweaty palms. "To Speak for the Dead" (The Jake Lassiter Series) http://tinyurl.com/69eua2t
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“Justice requires lawyers who are prepared, witnesses who tell the truth, judges who know the law, and jurors who stay awake. Justice is the North Star, the burning bush, the holy virgin. It cannot be bought, sold, or mass produced. It is intangible, ineffable, and invisible, but if you are to spend your life in its pursuit, it is best to believe it exists, and that you can attain it.”
Paul Levine, Flesh & Bones

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Nancy Jarvis Hi Paul,
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Beth Hi Paul,
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