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Jake Lassiter is crazy about the new woman in his life...

His law practice is booming...

His delinquent nephew is getting A's in school.

Then Jake is charged with murder.

It's supposed to be a romantic weekend at the Fontainebleau for Jake and Pamela Baylins. Then they quarrel, and Pamela - who's Jake's banker as well as lover - accuses him of stealing from clients. Hours later, she's found strangled. With all the evidence pointing to Jake, it will take an explosive murder trial to reveal the truth.

©2013 Paul J. Levine (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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"So entertaining and so deftly plotted that you will want to read more of Lassiter's adventures even before you are through." (Bookreporter.com)

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  • Wayne
  • 23-06-2017

Jake is charged with nurder!

The complete 12 book Jake Lassiter series is now available in audio with 10 of the 12 being released this year. The series novels are light and fun legal thrillers with weird but likeable characters. These are the types of novels that in the first half of the 20th century would have been serialized in magazines; the novels are interesting and often fascinating, but are not either memorable or candidates for a second reading/listening. Luke Daniels narrates 11 of the 12 books. His voice and style are perfect for the wise-cracking Jake Lassiter.

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  • Russell Black
  • 21-11-2018

great book

I really enjoyed this book I would definitely recommend it . great performance for listeners

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-06-2017

Gritty and Intense.. !!

This is a very good book with a great story. It's a fast read, and the narration and story sweep you along. I was captivated by the story immediately. There are some common stereotypes of a crime mystery, which makes it a little predictable at times. However, it is a fun read that is well worth the time.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-06-2017

Enjoyable

Liked the narrator. enjoyed. the book, charactets and story line. Will look for more books.

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  • Bookaholic
  • 09-01-2021

State vs Lassiter

Excellent read, I enjoyed this book, and the twist at the end. I would recommend this book and all Jake Lassiter books.

Excellent narration

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  • Mr. Bill
  • 02-07-2020

Always entertaining

Jake Lassiter finds himself as a defendant. A very unfamiliar role for him. All of the clues point to him as the prime suspect in a murder trial. His lifestyle has caught up with him. It's unclear if he can talk or think his way out prison.
The wonderful performance of Luke Daniels gives Jake a believably voice and personality that keeps me a fan.

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  • Trish R.
  • 05-06-2018

Excellent read and excellent listen..



So, I started with book 10 of the Jake Lassiter series and I can tell you they are standalone stories. The reason I started with this one was because our hero was accused of murdering his girlfriend and, of course, we all know he was innocent.

This was all about who killed Pamela? Carlos Castillo, the Columbian drug lord, Eddie Novak, the Ponzi schemer, Mike Crowder, Pamela’s stalker, or Barry Samchick, the accountant.

This was a great courtroom drama and I enjoyed every bit of it.

There was no sex but the F-bomb was used 6 times.

As to the narration: Luke Daniels is a wonderful narrator. Yeah, he needs a little help with his female voices but he does everything else so well that I can overlook that.

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