Author of Bestselling Mysteries and Thrillers

Paul Levine is an award-winning author of mysteries and legal thrillers. Drawing on his own life as a trial lawyer, Paul writes sizzling crime novels that have been published in 23 languages and adapted for television.


“Bum Rap” Bursts onto Bestseller List!

Bum Rap Cover“The pages fly by and the laughs keep coming in this irresistible Florida romp. A delicious mix of thriller and comic crime novel.” Booklist (starred review)

Who killed a South Beach nightclub owner…a sexy Russian bar-girl or Miami lawyer Steve Solomon?  When Solomon is charged with the murder, ex-linebacker Jake Lassiter defends him and tumbles into an ethical morass involving a runaway witness, perjured testimony and his growing feelings for Solomon’s lover, Victoria Lord. It’s an emotional powder keg that could destroy the defense — and Lassiter — on the eve on an explosive trial.

BULLETIN: A Kindle First selection, “Bum Rap” almost immediately hit Number One on the Amazon Bestsellers list. It also quickly climbed to Number One in the “legal thriller” and “mystery” categories. Read an excerpt here..

NEW: “Bum Rap” and all of Levine’s legal thrillers are FREE for Kindle Unlimited members. Visit his Amazon Author Page to download. “Bum Rap” is available as an e-book, trade paperback, and audio book.

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Legal Thrillers and Rough Justice

By Paul Levine In legal thrillers, rough justice is better than none at all. To explain, let’s start with a quote from my favorite fictional lawyer. “We eat what we kill. Hey, they don’t call us sharks for our ability to swim.” – Jake Lassiter It’s been twenty-five years since Jake Lassiter uttered those words…

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“The Big Thrill,” the monthly publication of International Thriller Writers, recently grilled author Paul Levine about BUM RAP, his new legal thriller. BUM RAP brings together Jake Lassiter, the linebacker-turned-lawyer, and Steve Solomon & Victoria Lord, squabbling Miami law partners. In a starred review, Booklist calls the novel “an irresistible Florida crime romp.” Q: Paul,…