To Speak for the Dead by Paul Levine
NO. 1 BESTSELLING HARDBOILED MYSTERY
NO. 1 BESTSELLING LEGAL THRILLER
“TOP MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR” – Los Angeles Times
A doctor in love with his patient’s wife…
A fatal mistake during surgery…
Accident? Malpractice? Or murder?
Defending a surgeon in a malpractice case, Jake Lassiter begins to suspect that his client is innocent of negligence…but guilty of murder. Add a sexy widow, a deadly drug, and a grave robbery to the stew, and you have the recipe for Miami’s trial of the century.
“To Speak for the Dead” introduced the world to Jake Lassiter, the linebacker-turned-lawyer with a hard bark and a tender heart. An international bestseller, Paul Levine’s debut novel was named by the Los Angeles Times as one of the best mysteries of the year.
If you enjoy the suspense and thrills of John Grisham, Harlan Coben, Carl Hiaasen, and James Patterson, you’ll love “To Speak for the Dead” from Paul Levine, winner of the John D. MacDonald fiction award. Levine has also been nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller, and James Thurber prizes. A former trial lawyer, he wrote more than 20 episodes of the CBS military drama “JAG.”
Amazon Review by Lise:
I discovered a new author and a new protagonist, a lawyer with a great sense of humor. Totally enjoyable read. I actually laughed out loud several times at the comments made by Jake Lassiter who narrates the story in the first person.
I found the plot to be very interesting with yes, a few improbable twists, but so entertaining. Although we suspect who the killer is and his motivations our interest is never lost. A ending that will surprise and leaves us wanting more of Jack Lassiter. Mr Levine, I am your new fan.
Amazon Review by Joan Dawson:
want to read more Jake Lassiter courtroom mysteries. He’s a little rough around the edges, and he has a good heart along with some integrity. Also, he has a few good people to help him “sleuth around.”
This plot had twists and turns, and just when I thought the mystery was solved, an even more sinister plot developed.