Meet Mike Daley. Ex-priest. Ex-public defender. And as of yesterday, ex-partner in one of San Francisco's most prominent law firms....
On the surface, the case that lands on young Dean Abernathy's desk is a biggie; he is slated to defend a homeless man accused of the felony murder of the police commissioner....
When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life....
A young, ambitious lawyer is eager to prove he is better than the mobster dominated family he grew up in....
Two years ago, Darren Street made a name for himself as the man who rooted out corruption in the district attorney's office....
A Lincoln Navigator carries three well-dressed people through the barren New Jersey salt flats. The trip is uncomfortable but necessary....
Trust no one. Sam Callahan learned this lesson from a childhood spent in abusive foster care, on the streets, and locked in juvie....
Jessie Black's successful prosecution of a serial murderer and rapist put her on the path to stardom at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office....
Deep in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains sits a mansion, its image reflected perfectly on the still water of Flat Lake....
Jessica Ames is desperate. Her college-age son, Brandon, has been arrested for murder, and the evidence is stacked against him....
After five grueling years, Robert Worth is just days away from making partner at a powerful Santa Monica law firm....
Years earlier, what should have been one of the happiest days of Tracy's life instead became her worst nightmare when her younger sister, Sarah, disappeared....
Samantha Brinkman, an ambitious, hard-charging Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, is struggling to make a name for herself and to drag her fledgling practice into the big leagues....
Every week a hundred million dollars in cash arrives at Miami International Airport, shipped by German banks to the Federal Reserve....
Trial lawyer Jimmy “Royal” Payne was his own worst enemy - until now. Haunted by personal tragedy and wanted by the cops, Payne needs to skip town....
Michael Tanner is on his way home from a business trip when he accidentally picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line....
It starts with some innocent family fun. Writer Stephen Barrow's divorced wife, involved in a second marriage, has given Barrow custody of their six-year-old daughter, Penny....
A doctor in love with his patient's wife...
A fatal mistake during surgery...
Accident? Malpractice? Or murder?
Defending a surgeon in a malpractice case, Jake Lassiter begins to suspect that his client is innocent of negligence...but guilty of murder. Add a sexy widow, a deadly drug, and a grave robbery to the stew, and you have Miami's trial of the century.
"Move over Scott Turow. To Speak for the Dead is courtroom drama at its very best." - Larry King, USA Today
I wouldn't have made it through if it wasn't for Luke Daniels.
This had good story potential , but it was filled with absurdities.
For instance, we're supposed believe a judge is up there presiding over a court case and reading the sports page?
How about a lawyer teaming up with a corner to do a little grave robbing. Tell me the reality in which that is possible?
There's other Ludicrous things in there that I don't have time to go into.
It's really too bad I have to get give this such a bad review - Because I think it had a pretty good idea in there somewhere
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I wasn't crazy about this book. As lawyer books go, it certainly isn't in the same class as the Mickey Haller or Andy Carpenter series. The central character wasn't all that compelling and while the peripheral characters had a lot of promise, they were never fully developed. The plot was OK, but I found the ending very disappointing and, to be honest, kind of bizarre. All in all, it was just OK for me. I wouldn't recommend it, but if you want to take a chance on it, you might enjoy it more than I did. I know my husband really liked the book and has continued with the series. Plus @ $7.34 the book did not use a credit.
Luke Daniels was excellent with the delivery of the story.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
Begins a little confusing but not long until the action pulls you in. Creepy characters and twists and turns make it hard to figure out who the bad guy or guys are. A manipulator and a
a god complex. Whose who. Enjoy.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
This is my first Paul Levine novel. I realize I am very late in the game for this author, and I have quite a few novels to catch up.
Jake Lassiter is what I would consider a friendly lawyer. He isn't with a huge firm, doesn't come to the courthouse with an army of legal assistance to intimidate. Just a hard working lawyer who believes in his clients, and works hard for them.
This novel left me guessing up to the last few minutes. I was not sure how things would end, or if the story would continue. I'm moving on to the next in the series.
Highly recommend this to all.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
started this because I enjoy the narrator. book sounds like a Carl hiassan novel from the attorney side. go forth and enjoy the ridiculousness of Florida
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
I thought this was a very interesting book in that the plot changes about 1/2 way through the book. It starts out as a medical malpractice and then changes. You have Jake the retired athlete with a sports injury turned lawyer, a daughter accusing her father's second wife of conspiring with his doctor/her sometimes lover to murder him, in the meantime there is a back up plan the good doctor is unaware of. Oh what a tangled web... If I say anything else you won't have to read the book.
What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?
He just did a really good job. He gets all the right inflections for the different characters.
Any additional comments?
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book, it's a very good courtroom thriller without too much time in the courtroom!<br/>If you found this review helpful please indicate so. <br/>Thank You.
17 of 22 people found this review helpful
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
This book is for the person who believe in a reality where a mediocre lawyer can make a series of stupid decisions and still come out a winner in the end.
What was most disappointing about Paul Levine’s story?
Oh, where to begin....<br/>First, there's Jake who think's it's a great idea to rob a grave with a retired coroner and then stash the bodies at his Grandmother's house.<br/>Second, is a judge who reads the racing forms while presiding and alternating sustained/objectionable rulings<br/>Third, Jake and another character meet up and sleep together twice and we are supposed to believe that there's some deep connection.<br/>The book is disappointingly between Carl Hiaasen and Michael Connelly. This book reminded me a lot of Stuart Woods and I don't care for those either.
Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Luke Daniels is a wonderful narrator and the complete saving grace for this book.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Complete disappointment. The basic plot is really interesting and there were some good twists but the characters were cliche and poorly developed. He has Jake doing so many inconceivable things that it made the whole story ridiculous.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
...but the 4th I have listened to. I have purchased three others. This is an outstanding novel about a civil suit which Lassiter wins for the doctor. It is followed by a murder trial with the same doctor charged.
For those not familiar with the Jake Lassiter series, Jake is a criminal defense lawyer in Miami. He is a former star college football player who played briefly as a pro for the Miami Dolphins before he realized he was not good enough, so he went to law school. With some exceptions the series tends to lighter and more fun than most legal thrillers. Luke Daniels narrates all seven audio novels that have been released except Books 8 and 11. .
9 of 17 people found this review helpful
Great book enjoyed every minute of it. Narrator did a good job controling the plot and the theme. Highly recommend you read it
this was a wonderful book with lots of twist. I was truly surprised by the last chapter I was expecting justice. well worth a credits