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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 You get to work in your underwear. True story: Thirty years ago, I was living alone in Coconut Grove, FL. The FedEx driver was a young woman who had a…moreYou get to work in your underwear. True story: Thirty years ago, I was living alone in Coconut Grove, FL. The FedEx driver was a young woman who had a package or two for me every week. I routinely opened the door in my bathrobe, unshaven and hair uncombed. One day, she delivers a small box from Random House and I grabbed it from her and started opening it at once. "Look!" I said, pulling out a copy of TO SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, my first book. She studied the cover then said, "Oh, that's what you do! All this time, I thought you were a bum."(less)
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With “Bum Deal” debuting June 12 in the Jake Lassiter series, let’s look back at my grilling of linebacker-turned-lawyer last year just as “Bum Luck” was launched. The novel opens ominously: “Thirty seconds after the jury announced its verdict, I decided to kill my client.” Author and Hero trade punches – literally – about what it all means, and if you missed it, “Bum Luck” is on...

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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.”
Paul Levine, Riptide

“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
Paul Levine, To Speak for the Dead

“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

“I'm a burger and brew guy in a paté and Chardonnay world. I'm as health conscious as the next guy, as long as the next guy is sitting on a bar stool. FALSE DAWN http://tinyurl.com/64qngk5
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Nancy Jarvis Hi Paul,
Nice to have a new friend like you.


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Beth Hi Paul,
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