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To Speak for the Dead Audiobook

To Speak for the Dead: Jake Lassiter, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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

©1990, 2013 Paul J. Levine. Grateful acknowledgment is made for permission to use an excerpt from “The Lawyers Know Too Much” from Smoke and Steel by Carl Sandburg, © 1920 by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., and renewed 1948 by Carl Sandburg, reprinted by permission of the publisher. “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me” by Billy Joel, © 1980 by Impulsive Music. All rights controlled and administered by EMI April Music Inc. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    shelley Raleigh, NC 03-30-17
    shelley Raleigh, NC 03-30-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Jake Lassiter is not your typical hero..."
    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!
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    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    John tallevast, FL, United States 04-11-17
    John tallevast, FL, United States 04-11-17 Member Since 2011

    List of favorite books: Woodcutter - Reginald Hill, Consent to Kill, First Deadly Sin - Lawrence Sanders, Sniper Elite - Scott McEwen

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    "Another one saved by the narrator"

    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

    J

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Chilton-Kendrick Ouray, CO United States 04-04-17
    Nancy Chilton-Kendrick Ouray, CO United States 04-04-17 Member Since 2015

    I love Science Fiction, Mysteries, Thrillers & Werewolves & Vampires. I devour audiobooks. Driving, cleaning house & anytime.

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    "Good Start to Series"

    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.

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    ali 04-28-17
    ali 04-28-17
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    "love Luke daniels"

    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

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 04-06-17
    Wayne Matthews, NC 04-06-17 Member Since 2017

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "First novel in the 12 book Jake Lassiter series,.."

    ...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. .

    8 of 16 people found this review helpful

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