Levine does a masterful job presenting Lassiter as a clueless jock who picks up on things slowly but surely. Jake Lassiter’s sense of fair play and forgiveness is more than I could stomach. I’m afraid if some of the things done to Jake had been done to me, I would be less forgiving. Of course without his wily endurance and strength, I would have been dead after the first beating so it is truly a ridiculous comparison but… I’m the one writing the recommendation so I have “artistic licentious ” or in my case I like to “pun”ish my readers.
Lassiter is likeable and a character that stands tall like Jack Reacher, Travis McGee or Spencer. Levine’s only problem is he isn’t prolific enough. I want more Lassiter!
Levine does show a very cynical view of the justice system. His plot is intricate but not confusing. He moves the story at a good pace. In short, I like the way he writes, I like his characters and I like the morality shown by the good guys.
I highly recommend the book.
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