Last Chance Lassiter
Jul 21, 2012
Author: Paul Levine
File Size: 183 KB
Print Length: 107 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
"If your cause is just, no case is impossible." -Jake Lassiter
This time, the linebacker-turned-lawyer faces overwhelming odds. Lassiter represents Cadillac Johnson, an aging rhythm and blues musician who claims his greatest song was stolen by a top-of-the-charts hip-hop artist.
Lassiter's personal life is in chaos. He loses his job at a deep-carpet law firm and moves to a dumpy office in a Miami Beach parking garage. Then his lawyer-girlfriend, the ambitious Kim Coates, dumps him for not being "partnership material." Not only that, he faces disbarment after punching out his own client.
Only a few years out of law school, Lassiter is already developing his iconoclastic rules. "I will live by no code but my own." This time, that code could leave him disbarred or bankrupt...or worse.
Author's Note: A 25,000 word novella, "Last Chance Lassiter" is the brand-new prequel to "To Speak for the Dead."
In the vein of quick talking detectives and sharp mouthed lawyer novels, this is a fun, fast novella to tear through.
You immediately like Jake and admire his morals. Luckily, he also has the muscle and reflexes to back up those morals.
Stomping out of a prestigious firm that hired him solely to have a "name" on their board, Jake finds himself working out of a basement, trying to keep his law degree and his somewhat girlfriend. He doesn't get away from his old law firm quite so easily when they turn up against him in a new case he takes on.... and unlike him, they play dirty.
A good quick story of a good guy up against all the bad guys. It made me like Jack and look forward to more stories revolving around him.
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