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Bum Luck Audiobook

Bum Luck

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Publisher's Summary

Thirty seconds after the jury announced its verdict, I decided to kill my client.

Second-string linebacker turned trial lawyer Jake Lassiter squares off against his toughest, most unpredictable adversary yet: himself.

The downward spiral begins when Jake's client, Miami Dolphins' running back Thunder Thurston, is cleared of murdering his wife. Jake didn't expect to win, didn't want to win, since he is sure his client is guilty. When Thurston walks free, Lassiter vows to seek his own kind of justice. Street justice. Vigilante justice.

Law partners Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord can't believe their friend has become so deeply, inexplicably obsessed with killing Thurston. Convinced Jake's unhinged behavior is due to concussive brain injuries suffered during his pro football career, they beg him to seek treatment. But as Lassiter's raging fixation on vengeance grows, Solomon and Lord wonder if they're too late to help. Is it game over for Jake's career...and his life?

©2017 Nittany Valley Productions, Inc. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Wayne 08-06-17
    Wayne 08-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Almost ruined by a couple of dumb themes"

    OK, I was willing to overlook the tired and cliché pro athlete character, and this had the makings of a truly great book. But it started going south with the theme of the lawyer fighting against his insurance company client, and the "pre-death obituary" scene. Both were just plain stupid!

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    Lady S. United States 07-14-17
    Lady S. United States 07-14-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Wrong way Lassiter"

    Jake Lassiter and his bum luck, not your average attorney. He can win a case in spite of himself. As I'm listening to the book and as the story unfolds I honestly thought his luck had run out. This was going to be his last call, but Lady Luck had other unexpected plans, and I was surprised by what they were. Sometimes you can't believe your lying eyes. Good book, I'm glad I got it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SNLord Linden, CA, US 06-12-17
    SNLord Linden, CA, US 06-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Bummer! No More to listen to!"

    This is a great series. The crimes seem doable. Sometimes the pit comes not so much. All in all very entertaining.

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    c 05-20-17
    c 05-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "nice"

    Made drive across 3 states wonderful good story good pace and good character separation by narrator.

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    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 04-28-17
    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 04-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I vote 5 stars"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    When you listen to one that is well written and where the main character acts differently that in most books involving an attorney it has to be good. Then add the narrator Luke Daniels and you have a hit. I tried to get Luke to do my book adjuster Stories and it did not work out. I enjoy his work.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters you found at the books beginning were mostly all different as the book concluded. I hope there is a second book in what hopefully is a series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When main character was told he was under investigation for something he was not involved in.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It took me three days to listen but hey you have to have the time to do it all at once.


    Any additional comments?

    Please, Please do a second book.

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    C Puccia 04-20-17
    C Puccia 04-20-17
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    "Wow SER"

    Great characters. Laughed out loud. Didn't see the ending. Had a clear picture in my mind's eye of the action. Might listen a second time as the narrator acted the story.

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 03-31-17
    Wayne Matthews, NC 03-31-17 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "Light and fun legal thriller"

    I have previously reviewed two other novels in this series. This just released Book 12 in Paul Levine's Jake Lassiter series is a lot like other books in the series; that is, it is a lot more about Jake Lassiter the person than about Jake Lassiter the lawyer. In this novel Jake is a 50 year old never married ex-college and ex-pro mediocre football player who left the game to go to law school. He is now very worried about the impact on his brain of his many concussions while playing football. Jake is strongly ethical as he defines ethics, but as a lawyer he skirts legal rules to do what is "right". The setting is Miami FL.

    If the listener is interested in serious legal thrillers, Paul Levine's light and fun novels that I have read or listened to do not fill the bill. Narrator Luke Daniels strikes exactly the correct tone in narrating the this novel.

    I will continue to listen to other audio novels in this series (3 more are currently in my Audible library).

    5 of 13 people found this review helpful

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