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Paul Levine


Paul Levine

The author of 18 novels, Paul Levine won the John D. MacDonald fiction award and was nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller, and James Thurber prizes. A former trial lawyer, he also wrote more than 20 episodes of the CBS military drama “JAG” and co-created the Supreme Court drama “First Monday” starring James Garner and Joe Mantegna. The critically acclaimed international bestseller TO SPEAK FOR THE DEAD was his first novel. He is also the author of the Solomon vs. Lord series and the thrillers ILLEGAL, BALLISTIC, IMPACT and PAYDIRT. His most recent novel is the newly published STATE VS. LASSITER. He is a graduate of Penn State University and the University of Miami Law School. As a young journalist, he covered Criminal Court for The Miami Herald. He lives in Coconut Grove, Florida.

Books by Paul Levine

by Paul Levine - Fiction, Legal Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

NFL linebacker-turned-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 Miami 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 before she’s roped in by the feds…or eliminated by the Russian mob.

by Paul Levine - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Life is great for Jake. His law practice is booming. He's crazy about the new woman in his life. His one-time delinquent nephew, Kip, is finally getting A's in school. But when money goes missing from Jake's client trust accounts, he confronts his banker, Pamela, who also happens to be his lover. She accuses Jake of skimming client funds; he accuses her of dipping into the till. Hours after threatening to report him to the State Attorney, she is killed, and all fingers point to Jake as the murderer. Is this the end of the linebacker-turned-lawyer?

by Paul Levine - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Jake Lassiter, the linebacker-turned-lawyer, faces overwhelming odds. He represents Cadillac Johnson, an aging rhythm and blues musician who claims his greatest song was stolen by a top-of-the-charts hip-hop artist. Only a few years out of law school, Lassiter is already developing his iconoclastic rules. "I will live by no code but my own." This time, that code could leave him disbarred or bankrupt...or worse.

by Paul Levine - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Eighteen years ago, Jake Lassiter crossed paths with a teenage runaway who disappeared into South Florida’s sex trade. Now he retraces her steps and runs head-on into a conspiracy of Miami’s rich and powerful who would do anything to keep the past as dark as night and silent as the grave.