Author Paul Levine is back with a new legal thriller in Bum Deal. This novel continues the Attorney Jake Lassiter series of novels.
In this story, Jake is asked to become a special prosecutor in a case. Typically a defense attorney Jake takes the assignment with apprehension.
A rich doctor is accused of killing his wife. But there is a problem with the case, police can’t find her body. Is she only missing or is she dead? Friends, family, and acquaintances all say he killed her.
Being a legal thriller part of the story takes place in the courtroom. What seems like a slam dunk case against the husband starts to get picked apart by the defense team.
As the story unfolds the author does a great job weaving a web. Did the husband do it? Could someone else have done it? Which suspect had the most to gain from her death?
This was one of the more original stories I have read in a while. The plot moved at a good pace and the stakes for Jake seemed real.
One of the parts I liked best was some of the courtroom interactions. Having sat in court as a police officer I find some fictional accounts of trails to be way off. With Author Paul Levine being a lawyer he always makes sure to keep the legal part as faithful as fiction can be.
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