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Mortal Sin (Jake Lassiter #4)
Title : Mortal Sin (Jake Lassiter #4)
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Language : English
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Number of Pages : 304

"SUPERBLY CRAFTED THRILLER WITH LAUGH-OUT-LOUD HUMOR"Jake Lassiter has a dangerous conflict of interest. He's sleeping with Nicky Florio's wife...and defending the mob-connected millionaire in court. 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."Take one part John Grisham, t "SUPERBLY CRAFTED THRILLER WITH LAUGH-OUT-LOUD HUMOR"Jake Lassiter has a dangerous conflict of interest. He's sleeping with Nicky Florio's wife...and defending the mob-connected millionaire in court. 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."Take one part John Grisham, two parts Carl Hiaasen, throw in a dash of John D. MacDonald, and voila! You've got MORTAL SIN."--Tulsa World

Mortal Sin (Jake Lassiter #4) Reviews

  • Jim

    The fourth book in author Paul Levine's Jake Lassiter series, "Mortal Sin", was a solidly built thriller with a plot that turns the tables of justice on it's protagonist. Jake is forced to represent gangster Nicky Florio in a wrongful death case. Jake doesn't get much choice since he's sleeping with his client's wife Gina. Florio is being sued by the wife of Peter Tupton, an environmental activist and agitator. Tupton was found dead after several hours from exposure in Florio's wine cellar with [...]

  • Craig Pittman

    A fun and funky Florida thrill-ride, with a plot that will keep you guessing until the end. The sheepish anti-hero of this and other Paul Levine novels is ex-NFL player turned Miami lawyer Jake Lassiter. As the book opens, he's defending slick real estate developer Nicky Florio in a civil suit over the highly unusual death of the environmentalist who was opposing his latest project on Indian land in the Everglades. Lassiter is no Boy Scout -- he's sleeping with Florio's wife, an old bed-mate of [...]

  • Jody

    I haven't read the previous books in the series but there was no need for me to read them before reading this book. It is good, the characters are likeable and the story does get a little intense at times but I would not stop working through the stack of books I have to go back and read more in this series. I am thinking I may read them in the future but there are no concrete plans as of yet. I would recommend this book to those who like Harlan Coben but know this: going from Coben's Myron Bolit [...]

  • george agle

    Caution (Someone Should Have Warned Jake)Lassiter misbehaves himself into a lot of very dangerous trouble this time. An old flame reappears and Jake leaves caution and good sense behind. It leads him into a nightmare of murders and even more dangerous lies. This story is a bloody mess. But there is more at stake than a couple (or five) human lives. The future of the Everglades hangs in the balance of a County Water Commission decisiond they don't even know it. Be careful what you wish for, you m [...]

  • Beverly E. McWhirk

    Another Good Lassiter BookI seem to never tire of the exploits of Jake Lassiter, Esq. Some stories are better than others but they're all good reading. MORTAL SIN has lots of action and intrigue. It will keep you guessing about the final outcome.

  • Ruth Turner

    I don't think anyone could get into as much trouble as this guy did by trying to do the right thing. It was one thing after another.

  • Gina Jermasek

    Ex NFL Football player turned Lawyer, Jake Lassiter, is back in the courtroom and in the Florida swamps for another case with trouble. This is the 4th in the Lassiter series. He is smart and funny. He uses a lot of self-depreciating humor which I personally love. One of my favorite Lawyer series. Sample: “Do you do so freely, knowingly, and voluntarily?” Faircloth asked in the typical Lawyer’s fashion of using three words when one will suffice. “Affirmative, yessir, and friggin’ A” I [...]

  • Steve Black

    I'm now quite into Jake Lassiter, so thoroughly enjoyed this. Yes, it's a fairly preposterous plot but it's fast and furious. Levine occasionally overdoes the eco message, almost as if he's in direct competition with Carl Hiaasen, but it's a minor quibble and doesn't detract from the overall enjoyment. A good, undemanding light read.

  • Terrie

    As usual Levine delivers a strong mystery with a delightful main character in Jake. I do like the dialog quips.ey don't feel forced or fake, just that Jake is a lame jokester and we all know someone like that.

  • Louise Pass

    Another excellent taleJake doesn't actually investigate these crimes so much as he simply gets in the way of them and they come crashing down on him.

  • Quillracer

    This is the second Jake Lassiter book I’ve read, the fourth in the series after reading Fool Me Twice, the sixth. I liked that book enough that I wanted to read more in the series. Not anymore.The story itself is good. Nicky Florio hires Jake, his wife’s lover, to defend him against a civil suit filed by the widow of an environmental activist who dies during a party at Nicky’s mansion. Jake discovers the sleazy developer has plans to exploit the Everglades for personal gain and knocks thos [...]

  • Nancy Silk

    "Can One Million Dollars Sway Jake Lassiter?"Oh my! Jake Lassiter is caught in a spider web again! Peter Tupton is found in a wine cellar, dead, with two empty bottles of champagne at his feet. He's an environmental activist who has sneaked into Nicky Florio's home office during a party and found information about Nicky's plan to develop a community, to include a casino, and something more which would make him millions of dollars. Jake is Florio's attorney, but not for long as he is swept into [...]

  • Liz Wright

    I feel as if this book was a faster read than others in the series, but maybe it was just me. You can't help but feel badly for Jake, our protagonist, but you also want to hit him upside the head. I'm sure Charlie Riggs would agree. Entertaining for sure and I will keep reading the series. For those readers who are giving low ratings, I want to remind people this is FICTION. It's for entertainment purposes. We're talking about legal and police procedure as well as Florida history that not a lot [...]

  • Jon West

    Our protagonist, a lawyer, is flawed in his choice of women and it gets him into a sticky situation with her husband, a conniving real estate developer. This reads very well. Set in Florida which seems to allow a certain quirkiness once doesn't find in some other settings.Good Reads Rating systemMy rating system (*=star)1* couldn't finish book2* finished book, but didn't like it3* a good read4* a very good read often with a novel concept or unusual plot5* an exceptionally good read, a prominent [...]

  • Beverly

    Cashing InThis is a story in the style of Dashill Hammett. The imperfect hero. The beautiful dame with her own tragic flaws. An immoral villain with no redeeming attributes. A cast of self serving nefarious characters in the crazy South Florida setting. Throw in some lovable eccentric faithful to the hero characters, and you have the makings of a modern day potboiler. Not a bad read, but I doubt I will read his other stories. It was a bit too formulaic for my taste

  • Joe

    #4 in the Jake Lassiter series. I do get caught up in these series! This time, the Everglades and the corruption, i.e. MONEY MONEY MONEY that men can make destroying it, if they get their way. It's so funny and sad, at the same time, that this book was written in 1994 and you can almost hear some of the shady deals, payoffs and bribes going on today. Greed and Profits, Politicans and Power. Same today as it was in '94, so sad.

  • SimyCat

    Love this book and it kept my interest. Mr. Levine has created the character Jake Lassiter and each book in this series is about Jake, ex-pro football star now lawyer and all the things Jake gets himself involved in. The books keep me interested and I have found when reading I could picture the places described. I loved reading the series from beginning to current. I recommend this for those who like reading this type of book.

  • Tracy

    Paul Levine's books are always witty and entertaining. This is a older story from the Jake Lassiter series. It has held up well over time. Jake manages to get himself involved with savory characters, wild women and in crazy situations. Some scenes that are extremely violent are lightened up by the author's hilarious one line zingers. The Florida keys add colorful scenery and crazy native animal scenarios. I highly recommend Mr. Levine's Jake Lassiter series.

  • Dee Cash

    Seemed Really LongThis book, Mortal Sin, seemed like the longest book I've ever read. It was drawn out and things that could have been said in one word; the writer used ten. I thought about not finishing It when I realized I was only fifty percent through. I guess it"s good I didn't since the last half improved and seemed much shorter than the first half. It was okay. Maybe if I had read the first three books it would have been better.???

  • Chris

    This book was an awesome read! I love page turners and this was a great one! I love legal thrillers, and Paul Levine has joined the ranks of my favorite authors, and his character Jake Lassiter is now one of my favorite characters! Highly recommend you adding this to your "to read" list. Happy Reading!!

  • LJ

    MORTAL SIN - VGLevine, Paul - 4th in Jake Lassiter seriesWhen Jake Lassiter, former football player turner lawyer/investigator, uncovers a ruthless scheme to destroy the Everglades, he soon finds himself face to face with trouble, mayhem and alligators.It was a really good read but didn't catch me enough to make me want to buy more of the series.

  • Gizzard

    more of a thriller than a mystery. But it was free. :) Lassiter, the hero definitely has the Stephanie Plum thing going on where he survives what are unsurvivable situation after unsurvivable situation.There is also a bit of jumble in the plot, too many things going on.I did lose interest part way through but finished.

  • Jody

    While I enjoy the Lassiter stories, and I understand he just wants to get to the truth of whatever the situation is after awhile it strains credulity that a reasonably intelligent person would keep rushing right into dangerous situations with no backup, and often no one even knowing where he's headed.

  • Arthur

    Mortal Sin (Jake Lassiter (book #4)Jake finds himself in the middle of the action and a new level of action that will keep up glued to the pages as Jake's situation turns into life and death, his! Some things are going to be there for you to anticipate, but careful with your conclusion. Thanks for another great read.

  • Ed

    #4 in the Jake Lassiter series.Miami lawyer Jake Lassiter is hired by his sometimes lover's husband, Nicky Florio, to defend him in a civil suit. Florio, an amoral developer, knows of Lassiter's dalliance with his wife and sets him up as a murder suspect while advancing his plan to bring a community with a golf course and gambling casino (and more) to Indian lands in the Everglades.

  • Kendra

    This is a Jake Lassiter book by Paul Levine. This time Jake gets involved with a shady developer who has arranged a 99 year lease of Indian land in order to by-pass state and federal laws of all kinds meant to preserve the everglades & other areas of environmental concern. Quick read, snappy dialogue, action, & a predicatable ending.

  • Steve

    Read on Kindle. Entertaining, amusing courtroom mysteries starring an ex-jock with a sense of humor and an awareness of his own shortcomings. These books by Paul Levine are sold at bargain prices on Kindle give one a try.

  • Scott

    One of my favorite authors! I truly enjoy the Jake Lassiter character and the way Paul brings the settings to life! I also love how he always works a reference to Penn State and/or Joe Paterno into his Lassiter story lines.

  • Cynthia

    Very entertaining. It is said that much of Florida fiction is actually based on reality. This was a fun read that kept you wondering where it was going. Lots of twists, good characters, and kept my interest. The fact that I work with some of the 'agencies' in the book made it particularly fun.

  • Walt Mccluskey

    Mortal sinAnother of the Jake Lassiter series with the same general cast of characters except this one wandered all over southern Florida. Very different plot with the twists about the motives of the antagonist and the tie-in to developers. Good read and recommended.