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.
©2006 Nittany Valley Productions, Inc.; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"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)
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.
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.
Listen on people!
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. 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
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