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When an environmental activist freezes to death in August in Miami, it can only be a case for Jake Lassiter.

Miami lawyer Jake Lassiter has a dangerous conflict of interest. He's sleeping with Gina Florio...and defending her mobster husband in court for the wrongful death of an environmental activist. The homicidal Nick Florio has hatched a scheme deep in the Florida Everglades that oozes corruption, blood, and money. One false move, and Jake will be gator bait.

Living by his own rules, the savvy Lassiter battles a world of deceit, perversity and mayhem to risk body and soul for truth, justice and the Lassiter Way.

©1994 Paul J. Levine (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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"Irreverent...genuinely clever...great fun." (New York Times Book Review)

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  • John
  • tallevast, FL, United States
  • 08-27-17

Much of the same

I listened to book one & This was more of the same.

Little court room excitement and more impossible scenarios for Jake to get himself into and out of

Also - Like his first book - More implausible situations that no one would end up in.

My last book of this series - Confused by the good reviews.. If Luke Daniels or somebody his equal did not narrate this book - It would have been a quick end and much harsher review

J

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Great story

If it's so great then why only 3 stars? I will tell you why: too much sex. I do not like it when authors use excessive sex as filler. It's not needed and distracts from the real story. Other than like 5 sex scenes the story is well done and a decent legal thriller.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Lassiter is Stuck

Lassiter’s character has not developed from one book to another. Pretty much the same guy. It is not fair to expect that any author will come close to developing any character that is a legitimate rival to the great John D. MacDonald’s Travis Magee though there are some similarities. So Magee lived on a boat, let’s move Lassiter from his coral house to a small island at the beginning of the keys. Let’s move Lassiter away from the mundane life of a defense attorney to a special practice lawyer at the beck and call of a quirky billionaire. Then give Lassiter a hand picked “ crew to help him out with Charley Riggs as a second in command. But please, move him off the dime.
I’m not suggesting he is the next Magee but I think Levine has the talent to move Lassiter to be an updated, more relevant character. No one can be 35 forever but it seems that Lassiter is trying.
Oh yes, Luke Daniels is wonderful, perhaps the best in the business.

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Great read

As usual this author kept me turning the pages and to the very end of the book.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 04-24-17

Another fun Jake Lassiter novel!

Mortal Sin, first published in 1994, is a typical Jake Lassiter series novel although it is more gruesome than most others. Author Paul Levine writes excellent legal thrillers. I appreciate Brilliance Audio making these old novels available in audio format. Luke Daniels narration is superb.

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