CLASSIC LEGAL THRILLER NOW AN E-BOOK FOR CHARITY
“I’ve had three dear friends lose a child or a spouse to cancer in the last few years,” Levine says. “This is a cause close to my heart.”
Seven Lassiter novels were published in the 1990's. Since then, Levine has written two stand-alone thrillers including last year’s Illegal, plus the four-book Solomon vs. Lord series. Additionally, he wrote 20 episodes of the CBS military drama JAG, and co-created the Supreme Court show First Monday, starring James Garner and Joe Mantegna.
“To Speak for the Dead got me out of the courthouse, or at least on the other side of the Bar,” says Levine, a former trial lawyer. After signing his initial two-book contract with Bantam in 1988, Levine quit the practice of law and began writing full time.
“I’d read Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent and Carl Hiaasen’s Tourist Season, plus all of John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee books,” Levine says, from his Studio City, CA hillside home. “I was influenced by their rich characters and powerful themes, and in Carl’s case, his subversive humor. Those books convinced me I wanted to be a writer.”
Jake Lassiter will return in an original hardcover next year with the publication of Lassiter.
More information at http://www.paul-levine.com/content/jake-lassiter.asp