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"NOT JUST FOR FOOTBALL FANS!"

"If you're a football fan (and even if you're not), you're going to love this great read. Fast-paced, it's got the right mix of good guys, bad guys, evil rich guys, Mafia guys, retired Miami Beach Jewish bookies, and a good selection of spoiled and overpaid football players. Something for everyone!" - Amazon 5-star review

"Football and the Super Bowl get the Levine treatment. This story about the  game being destroyed by owners and criminal players protected by shady team lawyers, is food for thought." - Amazon 5-star review



"Great for mystery and suspense lovers, and those loving the good ol' All-American pastime. A heartwarming story with lots of twists and turns." - Amazon 5-star Review

"AWESOME sense of humor!" - Amazon 5-star review

"Paydirt has characters that stay with you long after the book is finished. The story was a fast and engaging read. I loved the way Levine built up the suspense about the Super Bowl while still keeping the story believable." - Vine Voice 5-star review

"One of the best authors I've ever read. Every one of his books is filled with humor and twists." - Amazon 5-star review


MORE PRAISE FOR EDGAR NOMINEE PAUL LEVINE

"Mystery writing at its very, very best." - Larry King, USA TODAY

"Irreverent...genuinely clever...great fun." - New York Times Book Review

"Cracking good action-mystery." - Detroit Free Press

"Levine's prose gets leaner, meaner, better with every book. - Miami Herald

"Filled with smart writing and smart remarks."- Dallas Morning News

"High suspense with innovative twists." - Chicago Tribune

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BUM RAP, NEW LEGAL THRILLER, ARRIVES SOON

Coming July 1, 2015 in print, e-book and audio editions: Bum Rap. Why would Steve Solomon kill a South Beach club owner? Linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter tries to beat the murder rap...and resist his growing feelings for Victoria Lord. (You can pre-order on Amazon).
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1468106031
  • ISBN-13: 978-1468106039
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,156,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

PAUL LEVINE worked as a newspaper reporter, a law professor and a trial lawyer before becoming a full-time novelist. Obviously, he cannot hold a job. Paul claims that writing fiction comes naturally: he told whoppers for many years in his legal briefs. His books have been translated into 23 languages, none of which he can read.

He has won the John D. MacDonald fiction award and has been nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Macavity, the International Thriller Writers Award, the Shamus Award, and the James Thurber Humor Prize.

A Miami Dolphins linebacker turned hard-nosed lawyer, Lassiter has been described by Booklist as "one of the most entertaining series characters in contemporary crime fiction." Writing in USA Today, Larry King called the series of legal thrillers, "Mystery writing at its very, very best."

What's new? "State vs. Lassiter," "Lassiter" and "Last Chance Lassiter" are Paul's latest legal thrillers on Kindle and in NEW paperback editions. "To Speak for the Dead" continues its bestseller status 25 years after its hardcover publication.

Coming in June in print, audio, and e-book editions: "Bum Rap," the first legal thriller to feature Jake Lassiter AND those squabbling Miami lawyers, Steve Solomon & Victoria Lord.

To Speak for the Dead
Night Vision
False Dawn
Mortal Sin
Riptide
Fool Me Twice
Flesh & Bones
Lassiter
Last Chance Lassiter
State vs. Lassiter
Bum Rap (June 2015)

Then there's the series of legal capers featuring mismatched Miami lawyers Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord:

Solomon vs. Lord
The Deep Blue Alibi
Kill All the Lawyers
Habeas Porpoise

The Chicago Sun-Times praised "Solomon vs. Lord" in these terms: "Remarkably fresh and original with characters you can't help loving and sparkling dialogue that echoes the Hepburn-Tracy screwball comedies. A hilarious, touching and entertaining twist on the legal thriller."

Publishers Weekly wrote: "Fans of Carl Hiaasen and Dave Barry will enjoy this humorous Florida crime romp."

Also now available: "Illegal," a highly-praised thriller set in the world of human trafficking and sex slavery; "Impact," a legal thriller set at the Supreme Court; "Ballistic," in which a homegrown terrorist group takes over a missile silo in Wyoming; "Paydirt," in which a down-and-out bookie attempts to fix the Super Bowl; and FREE on Kindle, "The Road to Hell," four original short stories.

Before turning to legal thrillers, Paul wrote 20 episodes of the TV series JAG, which gave him an opportunity to steer a nuclear submarine and land on the deck of an aircraft carrier, all without endangering national security. He is a graduate of Penn State University where he majored in journalism and the University of Miami Law School where he majored in the swimming pool. He passed the Florida Bar exam in his first try in what he suspects was a computer glitch.

He was a trial lawyer with the mammoth international law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where he did not even pretend to know all his partners' names. He specialized in "complex litigation," cases so abstruse that even lawyers charging 500 bucks an hour didn't fully understand them. He tried hundreds of cases and handled appeals at every level, including the Supreme Court. Along the way, he filed expense accounts nearly as creative as his legal briefs.

Paul says he enjoys writing more than lawyering because he no longer keeps time sheets and gets to work in his underwear. He formerly lived in the hills of Southern California, which he claims are populated by rattlesnakes and coyotes, and those are just the Hollywood agents. Paul recently moved back to Miami, a place Joan Didion once called "a rich and wicked pastel boomtown." But to Paul, it's just "home sweet home."

More info at www.paul-levine.com
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Customer Reviews

Great story, very original plot and well defined characters!
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I respect the opinion's of those who "just cant put it down" but I personally had a hard time to keep picking it up.
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I've read some of the Jake Lassiter books by this author & enjoyed them.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Luv2CUSmile on April 25, 2012
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This was a great stand alone suspense drama type. I have become hooked on Levine's books since my first Lassiter series and have found that he is really a talented writer. I love books that I can read with excitement and can imagine the images for a TV series or major movie as well. Very descriptive, great ability to keep with the locale of his characters and always draws you in wanting more. This book is great for mystery lovers, suspense lovers, and even those loving and believing in the good ol' All-American past time and those who play while being true to themselves. A nice, heart warming story with lots of twists and turns.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Monie Garcia VINE VOICE on February 4, 2012
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Bobby Gallagher has it all. A great job as a lawyer for the Dallas Mustangs, a beautiful wife who he adores and a super intelligent son. But the owner of the team, his father-in-law, keeps making him compromise his ethics. After being told to buy another football player out of trouble, Bobby has had enough. He tries to fight back but ends up losing everything, including his family.

Two years later he is broke working as a chauffeur and bookie and still mourning his losses. When a known mobster comes to Bobby with a bet he knows he can win the trouble begins and to get out of it and win his family back Bobby has to do the unimaginable.... fix the Super Bowl.

Paydirt was one of those books that has characters that stay with you long after the book is finished. I so wanted to know more about Bobby and his family. The story was a fast and engaging read. I loved the way Levine built up the suspense about the super bowl while still keeping the story believable. This is a highly recommended read for anyone who loves a great fiction read. I am definitely a new Paul Levine fan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Barbier on January 30, 2014
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A bit different from his other novels, but you still recognize the Levine touch. Although I did not plan it this way, reading Paydirt, a novel about football and the Super Bowl, the week of the 2014 Super Bowl, made a lot more sense. Being Canadian and not really a Football fan, this story about the sanctity of the game being destroyed by owners and criminal players protected by shady team lawyers, is food for thoughts. One of Levine's better books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Margaret McKinley on June 25, 2012
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This is an excellent book about the greed and power that corrupes people and makes them monsters. The story line will hold your attention and is well written. Lots of drama.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cinda on June 14, 2012
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Wasn't sure what all the book was about when I started but I could tell it was a paradox of the Dallas Cowboys, which is our favorite team. I couldn't put it down! The characters were well developed and the plot kept me hooked from beginning to end. It's a great mystery read, a fun romantic read, and a huge Big guy vs little guy book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lyn J. on January 22, 2014
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I'm reading thinking oooh this is good; too bad it's almost to the end. THEN I look down at the page bar: I'm only half way through! Yeah!!! A packed full story that made me buy two more of his books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul Carr on September 26, 2013
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Excellent book by Paul Levine, with twists and turns and great characters. It grabs you from the first page and hangs on. As with other Levine books, there are plenty of surprises.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nancy E. Jacobson on February 25, 2012
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Paul Levine has once again given us a book that is fun to read. It was mailed to us quickly and I would recommend this book to all!
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