• Bum Rap

  • Lassiter, Solomon & Lord, Book 1
  • By: Paul Levine
  • Narrated by: Michael Levine
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (77 ratings)

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Bum Rap

By: Paul Levine
Narrated by: Michael Levine
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Publisher's Summary

#1 AMAZON BESTSELLER BUM RAP

The First "Lassiter, Solomon & Lord" Thriller

A mysterious bar-girl goes missing from a South Beach club...

A Russian gangster is shot dead...

And Steve Solomon holds the smoking gun.

Can Jake Lassiter get Solomon off the hook?

Bum Rap is the novel that brings Lassiter together with squabbling Miami lawyers Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord. In a tale filled with startling twists, Lassiter digs deep into the underbelly of glitzy South Beach to defend a client who's not telling him the truth.

"The pages fly by and the laughs keep coming in this irresistible South Florida romp. A delicious mix of thriller and comic crime novel."—Booklist (starred review)

All of the author's novels are stand-alones that may be enjoyed in any order.

©2015 Paul Levine. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

"Levine cleverly brings together all three of the heroes from his two legal-thriller series: Jake Lassiter and Solomon and Lord.... The pages fly by, and the laughs keep coming in this irresistible south-Florida romp. A delicious mix of thriller and comic crime novel." (Booklist, starred review)

"Levine effectively blends a puzzling crime, intelligent sleuthing, adroit courtroom maneuvering...in this welcome addition to both series." (Publishers Weekly)

"Ebulliently seamless melding of Levine's two legal-eagle series." (Kirkus)

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Lassiter & Lord defend Solomon

BUM RAP is a good legal thriller with weak narration. In this novel Jake Lassiter with the help of Victoria Lord defends Steve Solomom (who is Victoria Lord's law partner and fiance) on a murder charge. Bum Rap is a fun little novel.

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Great book!

I enjoyed this book because it had all 3 of the lawyers from Paul Levine’s books. The story was what you might expect with these 3 together. I wasn’t fond of the narrator this time though. I preferred the books that used Luke Daniel’s for a narrator.

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Narration ruined the Audible version for me

I both read and listened to this book, which is something I love about Whispersync. I love Paul Levine novels, but this narration made the book really unenjoyable and I eventually gave up the narration and just read it. The narrator has almost no vocal variety and that disappoints me, since I love this author.

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Narrator needs acting classes

The plot & story line are decent - if you are willing to stick with it..
POV gets confusing at times & the 3 sentence chapters were a little hard to get used to.
Yes, this story falls into the hard-boiled detective genre but the narrator gives an over the top presentation that had me considering to quit listening after 15 minutes. A little subtlety & change of voice pitch when changing characters would help immensely.