July 9, 2015

Bum Rap by Paul Levine - Review and Giveaway

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: July 1, 2015
Number of pages: 334
Genre: Mystery

NFL linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter has had it with shifty clients, dirty prosecutors, and a legal system out of whack. It’s enough to make a man want to leave Miami and never look back—until he gets a call from Victoria Lord, the better half of hot local legal team Solomon & Lord. Her partner in life and law has been arrested for murder. What’s worse: the only person who can clear him has fled the city. Now it’s up to Jake and Victoria to track down the witness—a stunning “Bar girl”—before she’s roped in by the feds…or eliminated by the Russian mob.

Jake knows that if he doesn’t get to the witness first, his client’s case is lost. Luckily, he’s got some good advice from his college football coach: “Buckle your chin strap and hit somebody.” And sometimes, the only way to win a tough case is to do just that.

What did I think about this story?
This was an enjoyable book that is full of memorable characters and plenty of mystery to keep you guessing as to what is going to happen next. I like that attorney used to be a football player and there was some sports wording used in the story. I would have like a little more sports involved for me. I also liked the mob part of the story. Plenty of action in this book to keep the story moving along. This was the first book in this series that I have read and I was not lost. I am sure that you will want to go back and read the rest of the books when you are done. 

What did I think of the cover?
I like that the author looks like the book it on the beach and the water is rushing over it. 

My rating:

About the author:
The author of 19 novels, Paul Levine won the John D. MacDonald fiction award and was nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller, Shamus, and James Thurber prizes. 

A former Miami trial lawyer, he also wrote 21 episodes of the CBS military drama “JAG” and co-created the Supreme Court drama “First Monday” starring James Garner and Joe Mantegna. 

His most recent novel is "Bum Rap," which brings together the protagonists of his two long-running series: "Jake Lassiter" and "Solomon vs. Lord."

The critically acclaimed international bestseller “To Speak for the Dead” was his first novel. It has sold more than one million copies and is still going strong on Amazon Kindle. 

He is also the author of the “Solomon vs. Lord” series of comedic legal thrillers and the stand-alone novels “Illegal,” “Ballistic,” “Impact,”and “Paydirt.”

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This giveaway is open to US and Canada only. It is for one copy of Bum Rap by Paul Levine. You must comment to win. I will be verifying that you left a comment. I will use rafflecopter to choose a winner and once one has been chosen you will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. 

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  1. My favorite book so far this summer is London Tides by Carla Laureano. Thanks for this compelling giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. This title intrigues me. I am going to have to check it out.

  2. I enjoyed Secrets to Die For by L.J. Sellers! Thank you for the giveaway!

    1. The title sounds interesting - I will be checking this book out

  3. I've been reading a WWII historical called Behind the Forgotten Front, surprisingly good. Thanks

    1. I am glad you are enjoying your book - thank you for sharing

  4. A book I've enjoyed this summer has been The Bookseller. Loved the dual timeline setup. Thanks!

    1. I have been look at this book but have not bought it yet. I am glad to hear you like it.

  5. My favorite book so far would have to be Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick.

  6. My favorite ~ MaryLu Tyndall's, Escape to Paradise, A Trilogy

  7. My favorite would have to be above the line series by karen kingsbury.