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CHEATER'S GAME (Jake Lassiter Legal Thrillers Book 11) Kindle Edition
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"A riveting legal thriller that Grisham fans will love." - Blue Ink (starred review)
"The recent college admissions scandal provides the spark for Edgar finalist Levine's clever [and] exciting 'Cheater's Game.'" - Publishers Weekly
"Clever, funny and seriously on point when it comes to the inequities of society and the justice system, Cheater's Game is top-notch stuff from Paul Levine. His Jake Lassiter is my kind of lawyer!" - Michael Connelly
"One seismic courtroom battle...an occasion for pyrotechnics that really blaze." - Booklist
"Paul Levine, whose 'Solomon vs Lord' was named one of the 'Best Legal Thrillers of the 21st Century,' is again firing on all cylinders. 'Cheater's Game' is a razor-sharp, rollicking legal thriller that deftly transforms the college admissions scandal into a hugely entertaining crime story." - BestThrillers.com
"Only a writer as experienced, clever, funny, and flat-out brilliant as Paul Levine could make the legal issues of the college scandal so clear and also so ridiculously entertaining. The courtroom scenes not only ring with authenticity, they zing with wit, intelligence, and pure fun." - Lee Goldberg, New York Times #1 Bestselling Author
"Provocative and original, a strong candidate for best thriller of 2020." - Shomeret: The Masked Reviewer
"Great reading and great courtroom drama. A highly recommended read." - Book Review Crew
"The courtroom scenes fly by in a flurry of cross-examination, colorful witnesses, and creative legal shenanigans. Clever foreshadowing hints at big twists without robbing them of their effectiveness. The trial races toward a conclusion that is both satisfying and startling." - Foreword Reviews
"One of the best installments in this long-running series, this latest entry turns things up a notch by putting literally everything on the line for Lassiter." - Bookreporter
"Good courtroom action, fun characters, and a wonderful voice. Cheater's Game is a sure-fire crowd-pleaser." - Irresponsible Reader
PRAISE FOR THE JAKE LASSITER SERIES
"Take one part John Grisham, two parts Carl Hiaasen, throw in a dash of John D. MacDonald, and voilà, you've got Jake Lassiter." --Tulsa World
"Jake Lassiter is great fun." --New York Times Book Review
"Lively entertainment. Lassiter is attractive, funny, savvy, and brave." -- Chicago Tribune
"Mystery writing at its very, very best." -- USA Today
"Jake Lassiter is the lawyer we all want on our side, and on the page." -- Lee Child
"Paul Levine is one of Florida's great writers, and 'Lassiter' is his greatest creation. It's funny, smart, and compelling." -- Dave Barry
"The legal excellence of a Grisham thriller with the highwire antics of Carl Hiaasen." -- David Morrell
"Not only has Jake Lassiter inherited the mantle of Travis McGee, Paul Levine has joined Scott Turow and John Grisham as the best legal thriller authors working today." - Amazon 5-star review
"Levine's prose gets leaner, meaner, better with every book...And Jake Lassiter has a lot more charisma than Perry Mason ever did." - Miami Herald
"Another enjoyable, breathless thriller."- South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Filled with smart writing and smart remarks."- Dallas Morning News
"Enough courtroom shenanigans to please even the most stalwart John Grisham fan."-Lansing State Journal
From the Author
It doesn't matter! All the Lassiter books from To Speak for the Dead, the first one, to Cheater's Game, the 2020 title, are "stand-alones" and may be read in any order.
- ASIN : B081HVQCLK
- Publisher : Herald Square Publishing (April 20, 2020)
- Publication date : April 20, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 4376 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 424 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 173425100X
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #10,388 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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Cheater's Game proved to be just as well-written, exciting, humorous, and intriguing as the other Lassiter books. Levine writes a tight story and is a master of word usage. He packs a lot into every paragraph and keeps the action flowing.
A former Miami Dolphin, Jake is suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Levine has brought this subject into sharp focus with his last three books in the series. Jake is taking part in medical trials headed by his brilliant fiancé, Dr. Melissa Gold, and we learn the extent and consequences of Jake's CTE. In Cheater's Game, Levine does a masterful job of playing out the effects of the CTE on Jake's ability to defend his nephew, Kip.
Kip has been targeted as the fall guy in a college admissions scandal. With recorded evidence of Kip admitting to his part in the scandal, there is no escaping his arrest. He's guilty of taking tests for pampered rich kids, but he's not the mastermind behind the scheme. Nevertheless, he's going down unless Lassiter can find a way to counter guilt with justice.
Nobody writes courtroom scenes like Paul Levine. They're the best, and while I may think I know where things are going, Levine throws in a twist or a surprise that I didn't see coming, which just ups the sheer pleasure of reading a legal thriller.
Jake Lassiter is one of my favorite characters, and I can't wait to see what Mr. Levine has in store for him in the future.
Kip is an academic savant who can ace any test and has been wooed by a Svengali huckster to assist him in extracting millions of dollars from super-wealthy parents to assure their slacker kids can get into prestigious universities. The huckster flips to the Feds, and poor Kip is now the fall guy and the target of all the Federal Government can throw the book at him. Does Uncle Jake have one more trial left in him?
Paul Levine weaves all this into a masterful tale of intrigue, gripping courtroom drama and redemption, while never abandoning his sardonic wit. His knowledge of courtroom procedure, trial tactics and veteran trial lawyer tricks of the trade are spot on. Great stuff!
Defending his nephew on over 30 counts connected with a college admission scam is damn tricky, especially since it is Jake’s first time in Federal Court.
An economical cast of well-defined characters, Coconut Grove settings, shady operators, a snappy pace, and nifty twist at the end all make for a most enjoyable read.
Jake may have lost a bit off his fastball, but he can paint the corners with the best of them...underestimate him in the courtroom at your peril.
Top reviews from other countries
Hard to find fault - I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was really disappointed when I got to the end.