"Thirty seconds after the jury announced its verdict, I decided to kill my client."
That's Jake Lassiter whose client just beat a murder rap. Will Lassiter let him live long enough to enjoy it? Or will the lawyer really turn vigilante?
Lassiter believes that NFL superstar Thunder Thurston, murdered his wife. But the jury said "not guilty." A lawyer is supposed to let it go. Not Lassiter.
The ex-linebacker suffers from crushing headaches and a failing memory. His pals, squabbling law partners Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord, fear that all those concussions playing football caused the brain damage known as CTE. They try to help, but Lassiter resists.
Can Solomon and Lord prevent Lassiter from becoming a murderer?
Will Dr. Melissa Gold, a neuropathologist, be able to halt his decline?
Or...is it game over for Lassiter's career and life?
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About the Author
AMAZON #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR PAUL LEVINE
The author of twenty-three novels, Paul Levine won the John D. MacDonald Fiction Award and has been nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller, Shamus, and James Thurber prizes. A former trial lawyer, he also wrote twenty episodes of the CBS military drama JAG and co-created the Supreme Court drama First Monday starring James Garner and Joe Mantegna. The international bestseller, To Speak for the Dead, was his first novel and introduced readers to linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter. Bum Rap was an Amazon Number One Bestseller. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed Solomon vs. Lord series of legal capers. He is a member of Penn State's Society of Distinguished Alumni and graduated, with honors, from the University of Miami School of Law. He divides his time between Santa Barbara and Miami. For more information, visit his website at paul-levine.com or follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/PaulLevineAuthorPage/ or on Twitter @Jake_Lassiter
PRAISE FOR "BUM LUCK"
"Is any crime novelist funnier and more serious and more quotable than Levine?" - Mystery Scene
"Paul Levine continues his trademark brisk pacing with timely storytelling and well-placed humor. The trio [Lassiter, Solomon and Lord] make an unstoppable team - concerned about the law, but even more about people." - Sun-Sentinel
"A one-sit, must-read novel full of memorable characters and unforgettable vignettes. Levine's pacing is perfect as always, and the pages just fly by, even as he juggles multiple plots with his own unique aplomb." - Bookreporter.com
"Another winner. A taut and dazzling legal thriller and a sly and witty rumination on the meaning of justice." - Robert Dugoni, #1 Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author
"Immensely entertaining. Paul Levine is among the best authors of legal thrillers, right up there with Grisham and Turow." - Lee Goldberg, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"An atmospheric legal novel that's like crime noir set in sultry south Florida. A delightful, briskly-paced page-turner with a touch of social commentary...a richly satisfying story." - The Trial Lawyer
"A gripping and often quite an amusing thriller with a surprising climax, all of which is built around an intriguing cast of characters as it achieves an almost flawless rhythm." -BookPleasures.com
"'Bum Luck' is a terrific legal thriller and humorous crime novel, but more than that Levine tackles a tough subject: CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Lots of twists and turns keep the pages turning and this was a one-nighter for me." -Bookbitch.com
"Truly a humorous, smart and enjoyable fast-paced read. - MysterySequels.com
WHAT'S THE VERDICT ON 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