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RIPTIDE (Jake Lassiter Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Paul Levine

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"One part John Grisham, two parts Carl Hiaasen." - Tulsa World

"A thriller as fast as the wind." - Tampa Tribune

Jake Lassiter chases a beautiful woman and stolen bonds from Miami to Maui,
where in an explosive finale, he learns lessons never taught on the football field or in the courtroom.  If you enjoy John Grisham, Harlan Coben, Carl Hiaasen, and James Patterson, you'll love "Riptide" from Paul Levine, winner of the John D. MacDonald fiction award.  Levine has also been nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller, and James Thurber prizes. A former trial lawyer, he wrote more than 20 episodes of the CBS military drama "JAG."


"Genuinely clever, great fun." - New York Times Book Review

"Mystery writing at its very, very best." - Larry King, USA TODAY

"Just the remedy for those who can't get enough Spenser and miss Travis McGee terribly." - St. Petersburg Times

"Jake Lassiter is attractive, funny, savvy, and brave." - Chicago Tribune

"Cracking good action-mystery...funny, sardonic, and fast-paced." - Detroit Free Press


TO SPEAK FOR THE DEAD: Jake begins to believe that his surgeon client is innocent of malpractice...but guilty of murder.

NIGHT VISION: Someone is murdering women on an Internet sex chat site, and Jake becomes a special prosecutor to hunt down the serial killer.

FALSE DAWN: After his client confesses to a murder he didn't commit, Jake follows a bloody trail from Miami to Havana to discover the truth.

MORTAL SIN: Talk about conflicts of interest. Jake is sleeping with Gina Florio and defending her mob-connected husband in court.

FOOL ME TWICE: To clear his name in a murder investigation, Jake follows a trail of evidence that leads from Miami to buried treasure in the abandoned silver mines of Aspen, Colorado.

FLESH AND BONES: Jake falls for his beautiful client even though he doubts her story. She claims to have recovered "repressed memories" of abuse...just before gunning down her father.

LASSITER: Jake retraces the steps of a model who went missing 18 years earlier...after his one-night stand with her.

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  • Print Length: 275 pages
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  • Language: English
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK for the price Nov. 26 2011
By sunfun - Published on
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Obviously a talented writer with an excellent well developed main character in Jake Lassiter. The plot becomes unbelievable at times with Jake going to such extremes to retrieve his client's bonds. Also, Jake's romantic interest in the female villan goes too far. I really wanted to like Jake, but I couldn't believe such a strong character could be so naive.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not What I Expected . . . And No Spoilers Here June 25 2012
By Cprncss808 - Published on
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I did not realize that this was actually the first of the Jake Lassiter series, so I was confused when I started Riptide. I had been reading the series in order of the books' publishing dates. I should have guessed, though, because it is not nearly as polished as the others. There are tons of typos, to the point of distraction. And since when is a Lassiter story told in the third person? This book lacks the personal feel of the ones told in the first person, and I think that takes away from the overall product. I will happily continue with the series, though, as all the other Lassiter books I have read are greatly improved over this one. Mr. Levine is a talented author and his writing has obviously flourished with time. I look forward to the rest of his work.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars PLEASE get a proofreader Jan. 5 2012
By DLB - Published on
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The writing is good, the plotting is great, the series is a fun read. I have enjoyed this author's books so much, that this is the third one that I am reading. But a plea to the author - PLEASE PLEASE hire a proofreader! The numerous typos are distracting.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not his best Jan. 3 2012
By TAW - Published on
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I love the Jake Lassiter series but this one was hard to get into, there was not as much humor and the characters from the other books were either absent or barely there. I hope that the rest of the books that I have not read are better.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It just sort of petered out Feb. 11 2012
By Lynnette A. Phillips - Published on
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It got so I had to read the next Solomon & Lord novel by Paul Levine. They were, well, basically fun and exuberant; I could even imagine two of my favorite actors, Tracy & Hepburn, in the title roles.

I didn't find any of those qualities in Riptide. I even began to wonder if I'd mistaken the author for someone else.

In all fairness the book started out impressively with well developed characters and a plot with great potential. Then my interest began to peter out. I lost the `what's going to happen next' anxiousness as the action became just too predictable.

I'm sorry Mr. Levine, I was so looking forward to a new favorite.

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