Bum Deal

★FROM THE AMAZON #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR★

★★Buckle up! It’s Lassiter vs. Solomon & Lord in Court.★★

No witness? No evidence? No body?
Big problem for new prosecutor Jake Lassiter.


Appointed to prosecute a murder case, Lassiter vows to take down a prominent surgeon accused of killing his wife. Problem is…there’s not a scrap of forensic evidence, and the defense lawyers are the crafty team of Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord.

Lassiter’s symptoms of the brain disease CTE worsen, even as Melissa Gold, his doctor and lover, performs experimental treatments. Can he even survive a high-pressure trial? 

“Fascinating, fully developed characters and smart, well-paced dialogue keep the pages turning.” – Publisher’s Weekly (★starred review★) 

“BUM DEAL is the real deal. A funny, compelling and canny courtroom thriller.” – Scott Turow

All the author’s novels are stand-alones that may be enjoyed in any order.


Meet Paul Levine

The author of twenty-two novels, Paul Levine won the John D. MacDonald Fiction Award and has been nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller, Shamus, and James Thurber prizes. A former trial lawyer, he also wrote twenty episodes of the CBS military drama JAG and co-created the Supreme Court drama “First Monday” starring James Garner and Joe Mantegna. The international bestseller, “To Speak for the Dead,” was his first novel and introduced readers to linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter. “Bum Rap” was an Amazon Number One Bestseller. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed “Solomon vs. Lord” series of legal capers. His latest book is “Cheater’s Game,” which digs deep into the college admissions scandal. He divides his time between Santa Barbara and Miami. For more information, visit his website at www.paul-levine.com

The Conviction: Enacting Vigilante Justice

*** A Tense Political Thriller About Getting Vigilante Justice *** Two murders are responsible for an innocent man getting sentenced to life in prison for their crimes. An inept defense attorney and a crooked prosecutor let these criminals serve short sentences with a bogus plea deal. The four of them have been lured inside an abandoned warehouse, where each of them will have to play a terrifying game with traps for what they have done.

Meet John Mathews

John Mathews is a lover of psychological horror, riveting suspense, and action-packed thriller books and movies. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and now resides in Rome, Italy. After having a more traditional career, he feels the desire to break out of the mold and delve into macabre psychological thriller and suspense fiction novels which focus on the dark side of human nature. He writes captivating books with the goal of pulling the reader into the plot through the minds of unforgettable characters. Complete with lots of action, unpredictable plot twists, and shocking scenes, his stories will keep you guessing until the very end.

Blood on Their Hands: Weaving a Tangled Web

A racist attorney faces a crisis of conscience when reluctantly defending a black man brutally beaten by police and charged with resisting arrest.


Hiram Garbuncle is a veteran criminal defense attorney—as well as a racist, miserly alcoholic. His life revolves around hoarding money, following sports, pursuing sex, drinking—and the prideful practice of law.


Alec Monceau is a black man working to support his daughter’s family in Trinidad. It is 2008, and his car carries an Obama bumper sticker. This political advertisement leads to a superfluous traffic stop and a brutal beating by police.


It goes against Garbuncle’s grain to defend a black man from a charge of violently resisting arrest, but he is so confident of winning that he is negligent in the jury selection, and a mistrial occurs. He then discovers incriminating evidence on the two cops, and his new challenge becomes how to keep himself and his client alive pending a new trial.


Meet Bob Brink

Bob Brink is a journalist who worked with several large newspaper organizations and a group of magazines. His byline has been on thousands of news stories, features, and entertainment reviews.
He now is embarked on authoring books. His newest book, the legal thriller Blood on Their Hands, follows Murder in Palm Beach: The Homicide That Never Died, a roman à clef about a real, sensational 1976 murder that made headlines for 15 years, and recently made news again with a new development in the case. The book became an Amazon best seller.
His other books are: Breaking Out, a coming-of-age novel, The Way We Were: Short Stories and Tall Tales, and A Tale of Two Continents, a ghost-written memoir. He is working on a book of creative nonfiction about a woman who led an incredible life of crime.
Brink has won numerous writing accolades and several awards, including three for Palm Beach Illustrated, which won the Best Written Magazine award from the Florida Magazine Association after he became copy chief and writer.
Besides dabbling in short-story writing over the years, Brink immersed himself in learning to play the clarinet and tenor saxophone. He performed many years with an estimable, 65-piece community symphonic band, and played a few professional big band gigs.
A product of Michigan and Iowa, Brink has a bachelor’s degree in English and German from Drake University in Des Moines and completed graduate journalism studies at the University of Iowa.

The Girl Who Wrote the New York Times Bestseller

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From Kindle All-Star John Ellsworth, author of #1 bestseller in thrillers category

Attorney Thaddeus Murfee is skyjacked to Moscow. Next to him on the plane is Angelina Sosa, a brash 20-something with a degree in journalism from the esteemed University of Chicago.

Angelina decides to write a New York Times best-seller based on the skyjacking. She isn’t sure if it will be fiction or non-fiction, but she has her topic once the plane is diverted.

Thaddeus Murfee has just received front-page notoriety in the Tribune for his extraordinary courtroom defense of a World War II death camp survivor. Lately, Thaddeus’ name is being mentioned at all the important lawyer gatherings as the lawyer to keep an eye on in the U.S. In fact, there is even talk about him running for public office, maybe even U.S. Senator.

Angelina tells Thaddeus she will base new best-seller on the skyjacking. Surely a Pulitzer Prize isn’t even out of reach. Thaddeus declines all interviews with Angelina and the struggle begins.

What follows is an incredible legal thriller in Moscow, where Thaddeus and Angelina are the unwilling guests of the Russian President.

Thaddeus Murfee is at the top of his game in this book. The The New York Times Best-Seller will delight all Thaddeus Murfee fans who just can’t get enough of this young lawyer.