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The client admits he killed a man....

His lawyer doesn't believe him....

The truth is buried beneath a conspiracy of theft and murder.

Linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter heads to Havana and untangles a deadly plot involving the CIA, Fidel Castro, and the Russian government.

©1993 Paul J. Levine (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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"Realistic, gritty, fun." (New York Times Book Review)

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  • Jack
  • Shorewood, WI, USA
  • 11-25-17

A response to the completely absurd plot review...

Don't be put off by the review that states over and over - completely absurd plot. Having read/listened to 1000s of mysteries and thrillers over the years, and literally everything in the Florida genre, False Dawn is no more implausible than the others. It's a well written, light mystery novel that holds to the Florida book's element of wit. What mystery is realistic and not to an extent absurd? Is Serge A. Storms and Coleman a believable duo? And what about Carl Hiaasen's character Skink? Alex Delaware as a child shrink who the Police allow to grossly interfere in cases? Isn't that a bit absurd? Dave Robicheaux whose family is put in mortal peril each and every year? Either he'd have quit the job or his family would have packed up and left. And in the thriller department, Jack Reacher, the Grey Man or Quinn? The simple premise of Lawyer as crime fighting action detective is unlike any attorney I know in real life. These books are works of fiction. False Dawn stretches the limit of absurdity and plausibility no more than any other book, and if you like the character of Jake Lassiter it's as good a read as any.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 04-08-17

Gritty 1993 Jake Lassiter legal thriller!

I'm very pleased that Paul Levine is making his Jake Lassiter legal thriller series available in audio format (and at a very favorable price). . False Dawn is novel 3 in the series. It is not among the best of the series; I had a difficult time deciding between 3 stars and 4 stars. It has some very funny lines and situations, but I will remember it most for its grittiness. False Dawn is a worthwhile listen. As one listens to it one must remember that it was originally released in 1993, so the content is dated. Luke Daniels' narration is superb.

Seven of the 12 novels in the series are now available in audio. Five of the 7 were released during the last month. I hope the others will be released soon.

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