Bum deal / Paul Levine.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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 witnesses, no evidence, and no body.
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      LEVINE, P. Bum deal. [s. l.]: Thomas & Mercer, 2018. ISBN 9781503951716. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573201. Acesso em: 10 jul. 2020.
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      Levine P. Bum Deal. Thomas & Mercer; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573201. Accessed July 10, 2020.
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      Levine P. Bum Deal. Thomas & Mercer; 2018. Accessed July 10, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573201
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      Levine, P. (2018). Bum deal. Thomas & Mercer.
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      Levine, Paul. 2018. Bum Deal. Jake Lassiter Series. Thomas & Mercer. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573201.
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      Levine, P. (2018) Bum deal. Thomas & Mercer (Jake Lassiter series). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573201 (Accessed: 10 July 2020).
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      Levine, P 2018, Bum deal, Jake Lassiter series, Thomas & Mercer, viewed 10 July 2020, .
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      Levine, Paul. Bum Deal. Thomas & Mercer, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573201.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Levine, Paul. Bum Deal. Jake Lassiter Series. Thomas & Mercer, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573201.
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      Levine P. Bum deal [Internet]. Thomas & Mercer; 2018 [cited 2020 Jul 10]. (Jake Lassiter series). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573201


Booklist Reviews 2018 May #1

The plot is familiar. A defense attorney—Levine's series hero, Jake Lassiter—is asked to switch sides and help the state put away a really despicable creature. He's a doctor, an arrogant and unlovable one, and he's accused of murdering his wife. All clear enough, but Levine has us following Lassiter into a hall of mirrors where little is as it seems. First off, the wife's body has never been found. An obstacle, surely, but it can be overcome. But then a woman eager to give damning testimony against the accused has a surprise of the wrong kind for Lassiter. A shrink who publicly declared the doctor a dangerous loon has a jaw-dropping surprise for the prosecutor. The shrink's name, incidentally, is Freudenstein. Really! That's part of the jokey, prankish air that hangs over this enterprise and somehow enhances the air of mystery, the sense that nothing is quite right. The ending is perfect: a nudge in the ribs that doesn't sell out the novel's sinister edge. This is a triumph of mood and tone as well as plotting. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 April #5

Edgar-finalist Levine's superior 13th entry in his Jake Lassiter series (after 2015's Bum Luck) finds 50-year-old Jake, a former football player turned lawyer, suffering from the early symptoms of CTE, a neurodegenerative disease found in people who have had multiple head injuries. Coming to terms with his own mortality doesn't stop Jake from agreeing to help the Florida DA gather evidence against Clark Calvert, an orthopedic surgeon suspected of murdering his missing wife. When the case goes to trial, Lassiter's adversaries turn out to be his good friends Victoria Lord, who was once Clark's girlfriend, and Steve Solomon (the stars of Solomon vs. Lord and three other mysteries). It's fun to watch Jake build his case in the courtroom, even as Victoria knocks down his carefully constructed arguments. Fascinating, fully developed characters and smart, well-paced dialogue keep the pages turning. Levine manipulates the expectations of the reader as skillfully as Jake manipulates the expectations of the jury. (June)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.