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Paul Levine Books In Order

Publication Order of Jake Lassiter Books

To Speak for the Dead (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Vision (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
False Dawn (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mortal Sin (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slashback (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fool Me Twice (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flesh and Bones (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lassiter (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Chance Lassiter (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Riptide (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
State vs. Lassiter (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bum Rap (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Solomon vs. Lord Books

Solomon vs. Lord (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deep Blue Alibi (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill All the Lawyers (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trial & Error (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Solomon vs. Lord Short Stories

Solomon & Lord Sink or Swim (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Naked Came the Manatee (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
9 Scorpions (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Illegal (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ballistic (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paydirt (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Impact (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Road to Hell (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Author Paul Levine is an American born writer who loves to write in the genre of crime fiction and legal thriller. He was born in Williamsport in the state of Pennsylvania on 9th January, 1948. He completed his graduation in the year 1969 from Pennsylvania State University. Soon for The Daily Collegian newspaper he became the editor in chief, while his stay in Pennsylvania State University. In the year 1973 from the University of Miami, he received his J.D. Before becoming a writer, author Paul Levine was a lawyer and was a partner along with other positions at Lewis & Bockius, Morgan and was also working on television as a legal commentator. He started writing from 1990 onward and since then he is an active member and has written 19 novels and the translation of his novels have been done in 21 languages. There are two series that he has written so far. The first one is Jake Lassiter and the other one is Solomon & Lord. Both of the titles of the series are based on the main protagonist in the books.

Jake Lassiter has appeared in 10 novels of the American author Paul Levine. Jake is shown as a lawyer who was an ex-Penn State linebacker once. Booklist has described the character of Jake Lassiter as among the characters that are most entertaining in the genre of contemporary crime fiction. Perry Mason was good, but he didn’t have as much charisma as Jake Lassiter, says The Miami Herald. Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord are two arguing lawyers who have appeared in four novels of author Paul Levine. Both characters have been loved by many people and have been praised by many critics. Los Angeles Times named To Speak for the Dead by author Paul Levine as among the 10 best mysteries of the year. The character of Jake Lassiter was described as of Travis McGee holding a law degree. A movie was made by adapting the book in the year 1995 and the named was “Jake Lassiter: Justice on the Bayou” The actor in the leading character was played by Gerald McRaney in the role of Jake Lassiter and it was produced by Stephen J. Cannell. He has written 9 Scorpions and in the year 1999, he moved to Los Angeles from Florida after his friend Don Bellisario gave him an invitation. He came and became a writer of JAG, a CBS military series. The show aired from 1995 to 2005 and he has written 21 plays in it. For excellence in Florida fiction, he has been given John D. MacDonald Award.

The American author Paul Levine has written many series and one of them is Jake Lassiter series. The first book in the series is titled ‘To Speak for the Dead’ and author Paul Levine wrote it in the year 1990. The book was first published on 1st July 1990 and was again published by Nittany Valley Productions, Inc. on September 9 of the year 2012. The main character in the book is Jake Lassiter, who was previously a pro football player and played for Miami, is now an attorney. Los Angeles Times gave this book “TOP MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR” award and is also No. 1 bestselling legal thriller and hardboiled mystery book. To give an overview of the book it includes a doctor who is in love with the wife of his patient and fatal mistake happens during the surgery and the patient dies. The novel is full of suspense. Chief Orthopedic Physician doctor Roger Stanton has been arrested for the murder of his patient Philip Corrigan. Jake Lassiter takes the case of defending doctor Roger Stanton and the case has been filed by the wife of Philip Corrigan, who was a very rich man. The wife is very sexy and can control any man through her looks. For someone who wants to understand the courtroom procedures this is a very interesting novel. All the tactics that lawyers practice in the courtroom have been mentioned in this book and they include a lot of twist and turns and amidst this Jake starts a new relationship with the daughter of the man who died. The scary novel is capable of keeping the readers on the edge of their seat. This book is highly recommended.

Another book written by the American author Paul Levine in the Jake Lassiter series is titled ‘Bum Rap’ and it was published by ‘Thomas & Mercer’ on 1st July of the year 2015. Jake Lassiter is again the main protagonist of the book and he is still working in Miami as a lawyer and he is fed up working with dirty prosecutors, shifty clients and a legal system that is fully corrupted right from top to the bottom. All these things are enough to make someone frustrated and leave Florida and never again come back. While this was about to happen, Jake receives a call from Victoria Lord. She is the better half of Solomon & Lord, the hot local legal team. Victoria Lord’s partner in law and in life has been arrested for someone’s murder and on top of that the witness who can free him has left Miami. In order to clear the name of Victoria’s partner she along with Jake have to locate the position of the only witness. She is a ‘Bar Girl’ with stunning looks and if Victoria and Jake fail to track her down the feds will or even worse the Russian mob will find and eliminate her. The case of Jake’s client is lost if he doesn’t get to her before and Jake knows this fact. To Jake’s luck his football coach from college gave him an advice: “Buckle your chin strap and hit somebody.” And everyone knows that there comes a time when this is the only option left to do and it has to be done to do the bad things from happening. Author Paul Levine has joined the two series he has written, viz Jake Lassiter series and Solomon & Lord series. The work done by the author is superb and the book was a success. The story was well crafted and explained and can come in handy for people looking to have some knowledge about the courtroom.

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