Why does an ex-client want to kill Steve Solomon? Who doesn't want to kill a lawyer? Still, a 300-pound marlin stuck in your front door is a weird death threat, even by south Florida standards. How can Steve Solomon explain to his partner why an ex-client wants him dead? When Victoria Lord learns the reason, she's angry enough to murder her law partner, too, or at least break up Solomon & Lord.
But while a psychopathic ex-con comes between the squabbling Miami lawyers, his real target catches them both off guard.
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"This clever, colorful thriller...focuses as much on the age-old conflict between Mars and Venus as on delivering legal wisecracks and page-turning suspense...." (Publishers Weekly)
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I so LOVED the first book. I was disappointed with the 2nd and I HATED the 3rd. I couldn't finish it and it was a free listen! Steve was great, everyone was great in book one, book two he was losing intelligence now he's an idiot. It's not all the narrators fault. He just amplified the bad story
I'm so disappointed
I enjoyed this. It would make a good summer beach book. The author allowed his political views to come out too much. but in spite of that, I still liked it. The Solomon character was not politically correct, which for me makes him interesting. He is the polar opposite of the Lord character and that allows for colorful interaction between them. I need to go back and read the earlier books.
I did not like this one as much as I liked Soloman vs. Lord, but was still enjoyable & entertaining & credit worthy. Enjoyed hearing of the local places in Key West I have visited. I really like the sense of humor, among the chaos that Levine puts in his books.
"The author cracks me up"
The Author cracks me up. This is light listening and it's just plain funny. The story is great with lots of twists and turns.
The Narrator was just perfect for the Book.
Two Thumbs up from Tomzgreat
"Should be funny--isn't !"
I'm writing this before I finish this tedious book. The previous one I listened to by Paul Levine was awful; and at that time I vowed never to read his books again. Wooed by a sale, and need of books, I made the same mistake, again. Levine used to be interesting 20 years ago--but no longer. He tries way too hard to be humorous; but it comes off as trite and rinky-dink. I always get the feeling it is self-serving; that the suave, handsome protagonist is a thinly veiled self characterization--good looking Miami attorney.
But, even worse than the shallow non-plot, and the over-the-top characurizations; is the narration. He endows every voice but Steve's as whiny, squeaky, and high-pitched. Plus, he tries to articulate, but over-articulates--with annoying mispronunciations. Like young children and women who sound childlike, he mispronounces words with a "d" followed by "n't"; such as "didn't" as"di-dent", rather than "did-nt". The same with "wouldn't, shouldn't", etc. it is so distracting, it is almost more annoying than the whiny voices.
Now, I absolutely vow to never again pay for one of his books.
"A Fun Read"
An enjoyable story about lawyers, relationships, and pure evil. I liked the humour as well. The reader had his hands full with a variety of characters but did a fairly good job of keeping them all straight.
"Difficult to decide: 2 or 3 stars"
Author Paul Levine seems unable to decide whether to go with "light and fun" or "dark and evil" so he tries to do both in the same novel. It does not work well! The Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord series has promise as light/fun legal thrillers. The characters including Solomon, his law partner and lover Lord, Solomon's precocious 12 year old nephew Billy, Lord's eccentric mother, and Solomon's disgraced judge dad are all likable and well developed. When author Levine goes for light and fun he is successful. William Dufris does an excellent job of narration.
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