Friday, July 10, 2015

Blog Tour: Bum Rap by Paul Levine

Author: Paul Levine
Publisher:Thomas & Mercer 
Date of publication: July 2015

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.

Bum Rap is only the second book in this series that I have read.  Even though it is the 11th book, I think it did well as a stand alone book.  The author does a good job of providing back story so you get a good feel for the characters.  At times I felt like there were too many back stories that bogged the book down.

Bum Rap is a pretty straight forward story,  I didn't really see a lot of mystery in it, so that was a little disappointing.  I remember the last book that I read being a little more exciting and I kind of felt like this one just plodded along.  I do like Lassiter's character.  he's a great lawyer with a good sense of humor.  However, I felt like the book was filled with too many one liners and to much banter between the characters that it got a little tiring.  Almost like it was trying too hard to be funny and I found myself skimming in places.The ending was a bit weird and awkward for me as well.  

I think fans of the series will like this addition.  It would make for a good relaxing book to read on the beach or on vacation this summer.

About Paul Levine

PAUL LEVINE worked as a newspaper reporter, a law professor and a trial lawyer before becoming a full-time novelist. His books have been translated into 23 languages; Levine has won the John D. MacDonald fiction award and has been nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Macavity, the International Thriller Writers Award, the Shamus Award, and the James Thurber Humor Prize.

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Paul Levine’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, June 29th: Books a la Mode
Thursday, July 2nd: Bibliotica
Friday, July 3rd: FictionZeal
Monday, July 6th: The World As I See It
Wednesday, July 8th: Griperang’s Bookmarks
Thursday, July 9th: Life is Story
Friday, July 10th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, July 13th: Book Dilettante
Monday, July 13th: Mockingbird Hill Cottage
Thursday, July 16th: Rhodes Review
Friday, July 17th: Kritter’s Ramblings
Monday, July 20th: Lilac Reviews
Tuesday, July 21st: Back Porchervations

Thursday, July 23rd: Vic’s Media Room

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour.