“If your cause is just, no case is impossible.” – Jake Lassiter

In this gripping prequel to the best-selling Jake Lassiter series, things aren’t going well for Jake. First he loses his job at a deep-carpet law firm and moves into a dumpy office in a Miami Beach parking garage. Then his lawyer-girlfriend dumps him for not being “partnership material.” To make things even worse, he’s facing disbarment after punching out his own client.

With his personal life in chaos, Jake must fight overwhelming odds to represent Cadillac Johnson, an aging rhythm and blues musician who claims his greatest song was stolen by a top-of-the-charts hip-hop artist.

Will Jake Lassiter’s own iconoclastic rules spell his downfall?

Last Chance Lassiter takes readers back into his past and answers many questions about the backstory of the linebacker-turned-lawyer. Why did he leave a major law firm to go it alone? How did he develop the unique set of rules he lives by? And will those rules cause more harm than good?

Fans of the Jake Lassiter series will relish the chance to get to know a younger Jake and fill in the gaps in his rocky past.

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"Take John Grisham's courtroom thrills, add a dash of James Patterson's action and a pinch of Harlan Coben's humanity...and you've got Last Chance

"Since the death of Robert B. Parker, I've been looking for another author that would (1) provide a protagonist with wit, humor and bravado and (2) be capable of pumping out engaging novels for the pleasure of his readers. Thanks to both the author, Paul Levine, for writing such an engaging story, and to my friend who recommended "Last Chance Lassiter" to me. This book is a winner." --

"I love all the Jake Lassiter books. The characters are varied and all are memorable. I hope to finish them all and have also just started the Solomon Series. Paul Levine is a great writer!"