By Paul Levine
Final visible in 1997's Flesh & Bones, Jake Lassiter is a hero not like the other within the court. Booklist referred to as him "one of the main interesting sequence characters in modern crime fiction." the previous Miami Dolphin continues to be swimming with sharks in his most recent, boldest novel of suspense yet.
Amy Larkin is on the town, trying to find her sister Krista, who vanished with no hint nearly 20 years prior. She seeks out Lassiter simply because he's the final individual to have noticeable her alive. Lassiter volunteers to enquire, and his look for Krista's destiny will take him into the underworld of Miami's pornography undefined, into the damaging lives of his pals, and, in fact, into the court docket, the place Lassiter's bareknuckle type makes him an impressive opponent.
“Jake Lassiter, the hardest legal professional in Miami, is again, scuffling with for justice and his charges, now not consistently in that order. Paul Levine’s Lassiter is the court drama of the year."—Harlan Coben
“Paul Levine is one among South Florida’s nice writers, and Lassiter is his maximum construction. It’s humorous, shrewdpermanent, and compelling.”—Dave Barry
“Jake Lassiter is the legal professional all of us wish on our side—and at the page.”—Lee Child
“Paul Levine possesses one of many most powerful voices in crime fiction, and his Jake Lassiter is one in all my favourite characters of all time. Why? He makes me snigger, at the same time he fights for justice. Lassiter is a brew-and-burger man, with the most important middle within the bar organization and a moral sense to compare. in the event you haven’t met Jake Lassiter, begin straight away, with Lassiter.”—Lisa Scottoline
“Paul Levine’s Jake Lassiter is in a category of his personal. No crossbred comparisons with different protagonists suffice to explain this larger-than-life personality together with his uncooked intelligence, highway smarts, and a self-deprecating wit that makes you simply love the man. Lassiter combines edgy storytelling, tight plotting and Levine’s trademark crackling dry humor—I relatively couldn’t placed the booklet down. It’s an awesome, fast paced learn from starting to end.”—Jacqueline Winspear
“Jake Lassiter used to be by no means fairly gone—he’s already earned his position along Travis McGee in Florida crime fiction—but that won’t cease me from celebrating the truth that Paul Levine has introduced him again in massive manner. convinced, Jake appears like an outdated good friend, yet Lassiter isn't any stroll down reminiscence lane. It’s sharp, attractive, and whole of surprises—a infrequent chance to get pleasure from a talented author on the most sensible of his online game. I dare you to place this one down.”—James Grippando
“Reading Lassiter used to be like traveling the easiest buddy you haven’t obvious in years. It merely takes a minute to recollect why you have been acquaintances, you remain for hours, and also you hate to leave.”—Scott Pratt
“Paul Levine’s twisty, brilliant novel combines the criminal excellence of a Grisham mystery with the highwire antics of Carl Hiaasen. A cover-to-cover triumph!”—David Morrell
“I usually stopover at Miami. I not have to; all i need to do is open this booklet. One sentence and you’re there. part by means of aspect with a renegade lawyer-cum-investigator, your epidermis crawling, your nerves prickling. the top compliment of all: I’m going to sit and browse it back, simply to see how Levine pulls off his magic.”—Ridley Pearson
“If I have been in difficulty, sizeable hassle, the sort the place i'd visit penal complex without end, or get my lovely face completely rearranged, and i've just one speedy mobilephone name to save lots of my dermis, I wouldn’t need to consider carefully, I’d ring Jake Lassiter. no one else yet Jake. the simplest legal professional, quipster and hard man round. If Lassiter can’t repair it, it can’t be fixed.”—James W. Hall
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A makeshift stone table had lost one leg and leaned awkwardly in one corner. A metal chair, old and rusted, rested on its side against a wood-reinforced dirt and rock wall. Two tunnels branched off the room—one narrow like the tunnel she’d come from; the other a bit wider with a metal track laid on the ground, disappearing into the dark beyond the scope of her light. An old mining cart with metal wheels sat at the end of the line. She couldn’t go farther into the mine without putting herself at great risk, as well as worry Sean while he was injured topside.
Lucy—” A deep, male voice said, “Sean, I have equipment in my truck to get both of you back up. ” It was useless to argue. How else was he going to get out of this pit? He just didn’t want Lucy to see him like this. But of course Lucy could handle it. She could handle anything life handed her. Even him in this condition. He just … hell, he didn’t know what he was thinking. The pain was making him stupid. He closed his eyes again. He thought he heard Lucy talking, but it was far away. “Sean? Hang tight.
I just can’t figure out why. I wasn’t raised in Spruce Lake. ” “He left five years ago, when he went to college. ” Five years was nothing for someone dead set on revenge. “We need to talk to him,” Lucy said. Tim turned off the road onto a two-lane highway. Two miles north was the main road into the town of Spruce Lake, but Tim turned south. ” When Tim turned onto the logging road, he slowed down as the truck bounced over rocks, branches, and potholes. Lucy spotted an ATV partly hidden in the trees, about twenty feet down from the logging entrance.