Quote of the Day - My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter.
Some time ago, lawyer-turned-writer Paul Levine forwarded a copy of his first Solomon vs. Lord novel, and I enjoyed the characters, Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord, so much I couldn't wait for the next installment. Paul's latest book, The Deep Blue Alibi, has been out for some time, but like most lawyers who read for pleasure, it takes me awhile to get through a novel. It mostly takes a vacation to find that kind of time, but my advice is not to wait. Get the book now and enjoy a top-notch story with crisp writing, great storytelling and legally accurate courthouse drama.
You won't regret it. Anti-hero Steve Solomon is a Coconut Grove beach bum lawyer whose father resigned from the bench to avoid disbarment and isn't too far behind that possibility in his own practice. Victoria Lord, on the other hand, is a glam Miami blue blood lawyer, with legs that distract most from her real asset: a sharp legal mind full of ambition. The contrast provides sparks from the Keys to the Courtroom, and you won't be able to put the book down. It's a great read, and it won't frustrate lawyers with the typical mistakes most non-lawyer writers make.
This sophomore novel is Paul's second of three Solomon vs. Lord books, with the third book, Kill All The Lawyers, scheduled to be released early next month. I can't wait for this next book. Paul also contributes to the blog, Naked Authors, another MIPTC favorite.