Jake Lassiter Legal Thrillers

13 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,595 ratings

To Speak for the Dead 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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  • Book 1

    • To Speak for the Dead

    • Jake Lassiter, Book 1
    • By: Paul Levine
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 297
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 261

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Another one saved by the narrator

    • By John on 04-11-17

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • Night Vision

    • Jake Lassiter Legal Thrillers, Book 2
    • By: Paul Levine
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 124

    An Internet stalker turned serial killer. Jake Lassiter follows clues from Miami to London...and gets framed for murder himself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • excellent narration! well developed characters​

    • By MisterFrosty on 05-31-17

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • False Dawn

    • By: Paul Levine
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A response to the completely absurd plot review...

    • By Jack on 11-25-17

    Regular price: $6.99

  • Book 4

    • Mortal Sin

    • By: Paul Levine
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Much of the same

    • By John on 08-27-17

    Regular price: $6.99

  • Book 5

    • Riptide

    • Jake Lassiter Legal Thrillers, Book 5
    • By: Paul Levine
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    Someone rips off Jake Lassiter's favorite client, then kills an old pal... Lassiter tracks the killer from Miami to Bimini to Maui... And faces off with a famous female surfer and her lethal boyfriend.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OK suspense thriller, but disappointing!!

    • By Wayne on 05-03-17
    • Jake Lassiter Legal Thrillers, Book 5
    • By: Paul Levine
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 04-21-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 73 ratings

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 6

    • Fool Me Twice

    • Jake Lassiter Legal Thrillers, Book 6
    • By: Paul Levine
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    It's a routine fraud trial in Miami, until... A witness is murdered... And Jake Lassiter is the prime suspect. The mystery leads Lassiter and his wisecracking delinquent nephew to an abandoned silver mine deep beneath the Aspen ski slopes. The evidence that can clear the lawyer--or bury him--is revealed in an explosive finale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, fast reading legal mystery.

    • By Elizabeth on 06-27-17

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 7

    • Flesh & Bones

    • Jake Lassiter, Book 7
    • By: Paul Levine
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    "I was sitting at the end of the bar sipping single-malt Scotch when I spotted the tall blond woman with the large green eyes and the small gray gun."

    The next thing Jake Lassiter knows, the woman pumps three bullets into the man on the next barstool. Lassiter, the linebacker-turned-lawyer, has a new client. She's a stunning South Beach model; the dead man is her wealthy father; and the murder case is a slam dunk for the prosecution. Or is it?

    "Lassiter is smart, tough, funny, and very human...one of the most entertaining series characters in contemporary crime fiction." - Booklist

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jake is Great

    • By Moonchild on 07-21-17

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 8

    • Lassiter

    • A Novel
    • By: Paul Levine
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    Last seen in 1997's Flesh & Bones, Jake Lassiter is a hero unlike any other in the courtroom. Booklist called him "one of the most entertaining series characters in contemporary crime fiction." The former Miami Dolphin is still swimming with sharks in his latest, boldest novel of suspense yet. Amy Larkin is in town, looking for her sister Krista, who vanished without a trace almost two decades earlier. She seeks out Lassiter because he's the last person to have seen her alive.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I used to like Levine, but this is lame

    • By Janels on 12-28-11

    Regular price: $15.36

  • Book 9

    • Last Chance Lassiter

    • By: Paul Levine
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    In this prequel to the series, Jake Lassiter gets fired from his law firm, dumped by his girlfriend, and charged with ethical violations by the Florida Bar...as he fights for justice in his own hard-headed way.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good legal thriller short story

    • By Wayne on 06-23-17

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 10

    • State vs. Lassiter

    • Jake Lassiter Legal Thrillers, Book 10
    • By: Paul Levine
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    It's supposed to be a romantic weekend at the Fontainebleau for Jake and Pamela Baylins. Then they quarrel, and Pamela - who's Jake's banker as well as lover - accuses him of stealing from clients. Hours later, she's found strangled. With all the evidence pointing to Jake, it will take an explosive murder trial to reveal the truth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Jake is charged with nurder!

    • By Wayne on 06-23-17

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 11

    • Bum Rap

    • By: Paul Levine
    • Narrated by: Michael Levine
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 198

    NFL linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter has had it with shifty clients, dirty prosecutors, and a legal system out of whack. It's enough to make a man want to leave Miami and never look back - until he gets a call from Victoria Lord, the better half of hot local legal team Solomon & Lord. Her partner in life and law has been arrested for murder. What's worse: the only person who can clear him has fled the city. Now it's up to Jake and Victoria to track down the witness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My expectations were low....

    • By Wayne on 09-08-15

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 12

    • Bum Luck

    • By: Paul Levine
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • overall very good well written

    • By SLB on 04-22-18

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 13

    • Bum Deal

    • Jake Lassiter Legal Thrillers, Book 13
    • By: Paul Levine
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Second-string linebacker turned disillusioned defense attorney Jake Lassiter finally switches teams. Appointed special prosecutor in a high-profile murder case, he vows to take down a prominent surgeon accused of killing his wife. There’s just one problem...or maybe three: no evidence, no witness, and no body. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly good...

    • By shelley on 06-18-18
    • Jake Lassiter Legal Thrillers, Book 13
    • By: Paul Levine
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 06-12-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 19 ratings

    Regular price: $18.19