Bum Deal

Bum Deal

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Second-string linebacker turned disillusioned defense attorney Jake Lassiter finally switches teams. Appointed special prosecutor in a high-profile murder case, he vows to take down a prominent surgeon accused of killing his wife. There's just one problem, or maybe three: no witnesses, no evidence, and no body.
Publisher: Seattle : Thomas & Mercer, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781503951716
1503951715
Branch Call Number: M LEVINE
Characteristics: 318 pages ; 21 cm

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This intricately plotted thriller has snarky defense attorney Jake Lassiter working for the prosecution in a murder case against an arrogant doctor. He just three problems, though: no body, no evidence, and no witnesses.


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Jun 26, 2020

As with 'Bum Luck', 'Bum Deal' is more serious than previous Jake Lassiter books. The friendship between Jake, Solomon and Lord is front and center but now their friendship faces being on opposite sides of the courtroom. The reason they are is a fascinating train wreck of a case. Both Lassiter and Solomon are suffering angst because of it, albeit for different reasons.

Mixed in the courtcase and the friendships are Jakes existential worries about his own mortality.

'Bum Deal' is sad in a smart alec way that is vintage Jake Lassiter.

I repeat what I said before: Please write faster, Paul Levine. These three are some of my favorite characters, although there are others that need to return for a visit, as well. Try for a happy ending.

5 stars

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