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Bestselling Legal Thriller from Edgar Nominee Paul Levine The client admits he killed a man...His lawyer doesn't believe him...The truth is buried beneath a conspiracy of theft and murder. Linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter heads to Havana and untangles a deadly plot involving the CIA, Fidel Castro, and the Russian government."Realistic, gritty, fun."-- New York Times Bestselling Legal Thriller from Edgar Nominee Paul LevineThe client admits he killed a man...His lawyer doesn't believe him...The truth is buried beneath a conspiracy of theft and murder.Linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter heads to Havana and untangles a deadly plot involving the CIA, Fidel Castro, and the Russian government."Realistic, gritty, fun."-- New York Times Book Review ...

Title : False Dawn
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ISBN : 9054614
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Number of Pages : 368 Pages
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False Dawn Reviews

  • Mike French
    2019-06-08 05:07

    More of a thriller than the others I have read in this series. To me it was like one of his stand alone thrillers that I have read. This is not a bad thing,but didn't have as much humor that I have grown to love in this series.

  • Tulay
    2019-06-19 09:00

    You can't figure out who's the good guy, or who's the bad guy.Pages full of fights and murders. Just as you figure out who is telling the truth, you'll find out you're wrong. Like the Charlie character and his knowledge of art amongst other things. Learned what kind of beer to drink with what food. Longest day celebration in Helsinki-June 20, Russian car Lada. Russian art and jewelry. What is in the news about Cuba, is in this book. Also some light hearted funny lines.

  • Jim
    2019-05-24 06:12

    The third book in author Paul Levine's excellent series starring Jake Lassiter, "False Dawn", is a high octane read out of the gate. Lawyer Jake Lassiter's client Francisco Crespo is charged with the murder of fellow warehouse worker Vladimir Smorodinsky. Vlad had been impaled with a fork lift during an altercation with Crespo. However, Crespo is cleared in a fluky set of circumstances, then himself is murdered. Before long Lassiter is taking a crash course in fine art from retired M.E. Dr. Charlie Riggs. Lassiter must deal with a ruthless C.I.A. agent, Robert Foley who has it in for Jake. Jake also has local P.I Lourdes Soto continuing trying to lead him into dangerous predicaments. Everywhere Lassiter turns he's dealing with former KGB agents, or Cuban gangsters, and some really odd characters in general. Just when Jake thinks he's working for the good guys he's actually working for the bad guys. When Jake meets up with Jillian from Minnesota it turns out she's a Suppo agent (Finland Intelligence). Coming in at just over 360 pages this Lassiter tale has it's share of ups and downs. At times the story just couldn't get out of it's own way. The world of stealing fine art just doesn't work very well for a Lassiter tale. I read this book in just over 24 hours. At about the 60 % mark I decided I needed to get this one finished and out of my hair. It was a shame because the book came out of the blocks really well and looked like a winner. This Lassiter book being somewhat of a let down makes me hopeful the next book in series will rebound nicely. I gave, "False Dawn", three stars out of a possible five stars. Really it's a 2.50-2.75 book at best. If you're into reading this series give this one a go. Otherwise just move onto something else.

  • Paul Levine
    2019-06-13 03:20

    Some background from the author: This is the new ebook version of my Jake Lassiter thriller, "False Dawn." The book was published in hardcover in 1993 and has been out of print for some time. Because of readers' requests, I've re-published the novel as an ebook. Below are quotes form some of the hardcover reviews. Thanks for the opportunity to present the book to you.Paul Levinemy link text “Realistic, gritty, fun.” – New York Times Book Review“A highly entertaining yarn filled with wry humor.” – Detroit Free Press“Mystery writing at its very, very best.” – Larry King, USA TODAYWHAT’S THE VERDICT ON JAKE LASSITER?"Irreverent...genuinely clever...great fun." – The New York Times Book Review"Just the remedy for those who can't get enough Spenser and miss Travis McGee terribly." – St. Petersburg Times"Jake Lassiter is attractive, funny, savvy, and brave." – Chicago Tribune“Genuinely chilling.” Washington Post Book World “Wildly entertaining.” – “St. Louis Post Dispatch“Take one part John Grisham, two parts Carl Hiaasen, throw in a dash of John D. MacDonald, and voila! You’ve got Jake Lassiter.” – Tulsa Sun

  • Terri
    2019-05-29 09:25

    I'm a huge Paul Levine fan...never read one of his books that I didn't love. So...I'm not sure what was wrong but I just never could get into this one. Seems as thought the lighthearted nature and humour that he usually injects was just missing in this one. Sorry Paul, I just didn't care for this one.

  • Craig Pittman
    2019-06-15 07:23

    The first half of this entry in Paul Levine's clever and often hilarious serious of novels about Miami lawyer Jake Lassiter is classic. Lassiter is defending a client charged with murder, a crime the client says he committed but Lassiter doesn't believe his story. In trying to get at the truth, he steps on the toes of a rich and powerful man who's paying his legal fees. He also winds up in bed with a beautiful private eye he doesn't quite trust (and rightfully so). There's even a great backstory about why Lassiter would defend this client for free if he had to, and plenty of nice old Florida touches to his descriptions.But about halfway through the book, Levine switches gears, and suddenly the book isn't about a murder trial anymore. It's about a coalition of sticky-fingered spies and smugglers stealing valuable art from the former USSR and trying to get away with it. Lots of people make long, boring speeches about politics and art, Lassiter gets duped more than once, a major character has a major change of heart and somehow in the end the person who really committed the murder that got this all started gets away with it.If the rest of the book had stayed to the high level of the first half, I would have found a way to give this book SIX stars. It was that good. Too bad the author couldn't maintain that level for the whole book.

  • Steve Black
    2019-06-12 10:23

    Jake Lassiter is growing on me, as I get more comfortable with him and the other regulars. This one is less a legal story, more an international thriller, and the plot got very complicated at times, with the basic plot fairly far fetched. However, provided you're prepared to suspend disbelief it's a fast moving plot with many twists, and an enjoyable read. I'm now settled into the series and looking forward to the next.

  • Lorraine
    2019-05-21 07:16

    This was an AWESOME read!!As a South Florida girl, it's always fun to read a book that takes place, anywhere in South Florida. Jake is an ex-Dolphin football player, turned Lawyer. Jake seems to manage to get himself tangled up in the weirdest cases, with equally weird clients. The descriptions, are so amazing that you feel like you are there with Jake. Murder and mayhem revolve around stolen artwork. Follow the story from Miami all the way to Cuba and back!

  • Mirella Kelly
    2019-06-16 05:17

    Skim milk masquerades as cream.This is so much bigger than a normal fight between two workers leading to one's death and other behind bars. It was a political thriller and my first of those kind, and I LOVED it! "Just when you think that you know who's the good guy and who's the bad one, they change the players or the rules." Or something like that. Loved it!- Mirellap.s. not for the weak hearted or ones who can't bear with loooong books ;)

  • Susannah Carleton
    2019-06-09 02:04

    Not much courtroom action, but lots of bad guys with their own, conflicting agendas. To defend a friend, and to determine the truth, Jake has to sort the good guys from the bad ones...and stay out of jail and alive while doing it.

  • Sambasivan
    2019-06-16 02:12

    An ok read. The author tries a story with international perspectives but finally turns out to be an average rendition. There is not much of a plot to keep the readers’ interest till the end. Still 3 stars for the innovative idea.

  • Tony Sommer
    2019-06-09 07:19

    Awesome Story This story was full of action and suspense. I loved it and can’t wait to get the next book in the series. I was entertained throughout the story. What a surprise at the end.

  • Michelle Wilson
    2019-06-04 06:21

    Jack is a lawyer with a mouth. He wants to appear as a jock- manqué. He quotes constantly different authors and comes out as a well educated man who is a bit dim or else the villains are more clever. I read it, it was ok!

  • Chaplain Stanleigh Chapin
    2019-06-07 10:17

    A light fun readIt will not keep you turning pages to find out what happens next. There is enough humor to cause a chuckle or two. It did not need the couple of pages of explicit sexual activity.

  • Mikal Lambert
    2019-05-25 10:10

    No one is who they seem, and you never know what they are really doing. A good read.

  • Carol
    2019-06-01 09:04

    Way too complicated for me. More gore than I can handle. But, free ebook from Amazon. Grin

  • Linda Roberti
    2019-05-26 06:17

    Earlier book than the later ones shows too much violence for me. Good writer but as I get older I can do without details of actions by characters.

  • Nancy Silk
    2019-06-11 09:03

    "An Astounding Novel"In this stellar novel, Attorney Jake Lassiter interviews his new client, Francisco Crespo, who professes to murdering Vladimir Smorodinsky by running a Mitsubishi forklift into him, splattering his body and blood all over cartons of beach towels in the warehouse along the Miami River. As a defense attorney, Jake can't tell him to take the stand and lie. But perhaps his memory is off balance as he was found by paramedics near the trash dumpster. There apparently was a witness who called 911, but that person had not left a name. There is no reason for the attack on Smorodinsky ... except Crespo claimed the man was a Communist. This story is very deep, a very hard case for Jake Lassiter to sort out the crimes, and nearly coming to his last days. High action, very intriguing.

  • Kendra
    2019-06-10 04:15

    Another Jake Lassiter book. In this one he starts out defending the a man accused of murder, who had actually saved Lassiter's life several years before. His fee is being paid by an important Japanese businessman, who also happens to be a huge client of Jake's firm. Jake becomes convinced that the man could not have killed the victim, and stumbles onto an international art theft ring involving the Russians, Cuban exiles, the CIA ~ you name it & they are probably involved. This is another fast moving story, with snappy dialogue. Not one that you want to hang on every word, or look for a great message, but an entertaining read nevertheless.

  • Wendy
    2019-06-15 10:25

    It was ok, but I won't read another in the series. Lassiter is a former pro-footballer, now an attorney. Because of an old friendship, he gets involved in trying to prove his client innocent of murder even though the client confesses. It throws him into the art world and the stealing of fabulous art works, especially raping the treasures of the Hermitage in Russia. And there's the CIA; and the Cuban Nationalists; and Russian killers; and lots of political discussion about how the Western countries and Russia have always kept the rest of the world down-trodden; and several murders.

  • Ken Bour
    2019-05-24 03:09

    I thoroughly enjoyed the previous two Jake Lassiter novels; but, this one left me underwhelmed. For my tastes, there were two many foreign characters with unpronounceable names and the "art heist" itself seemed incredible, especially the twists and turns at the end which explanation I'll omit here. It's not that I didn't find the story at all engaging, but it did take me over two weeks to finish. I suppose it just wasn't my "cup of tea." I am not giving up on Paul Levine and look forward to #4 in the series.

  • Liz Wright
    2019-05-22 08:00

    I have been reading the Jake Lassiter series in order and this one just wasn't my favorite. It was interesting especially because of all of the art history and political history, but there were so many characters that weren't truthful that I had trouble keeping track of what was the truth (especially since I didn't read the book straight through and had to read a little every day). But I finished it and enjoyed it and am on to Mortal Sin!

  • SimyCat
    2019-06-01 03:22

    Love this book and it kept my interest. Mr. Levine has created the character Jake Lassiter and each book in this series is about Jake, ex-pro football star now lawyer and all the things Jake gets himself involved in. The books keep me interested and I have found when reading I could picture the places described. I loved reading the series from beginning to current. I recommend this for those who like reading this type of book.

  • janjones
    2019-05-22 04:28

    I didn't care for this one as much as the others in the series. Disappointing plot too much unbelievable stuff. Story meandered hopelessly in an attempt at clever twists but I believe it failed miserably. Too much political meanderings and lectures for past crimes, environment etc. Move on to the next one, better than this.

  • Valerie Downs
    2019-06-19 02:11

    Paul Levine does it again.Jake Lassiter is like a cat who has already lived nine lives......several times! But it's always fun to see how he is going to get out of the mess he is in, to go on to the adventure in his next novel. If you want excitement and a fast pace you can always count on this author to provide.

  • Arthur
    2019-05-22 04:26

    False Dawn (Lassiter book #3)Jake takes on a case for an old friend, but finds out that his old friend turns out to not be what he claimed to be. Jake finds himself in the middle of defending his own life and what a fine mess that will be. Try to figure out what Jake eventually does before he tells you the real truth.

  • Joe
    2019-06-13 09:19

    #3 in the Jake Lassiter series. Again, South Florida but this time toss in some travel to Havana, an incredible rich Japanese art collector, a velvet-eyed, high-tech P.I., Lourdes Soto and her fiercely anticommunist father and of course Jake's buddy, Charlie Riggs and you end up with a theft ring of international proportions, along with death and corruption along the way.

  • Paul
    2019-06-01 03:17

    ​Paul Levine's "Jake Lassiter" series of legal thrillers is among my favorites, but this novel gets a little carried away with convoluted motives of greed and international politics, along with extra doses of brutality from the bad guys. Still, the likable main character's humor and basic honesty in pursuit of each adventure keeps me reading.

  • Ed
    2019-05-19 04:10

    #3 in the Jake Lassiter series.Miami lawyer Jake Lassiter tries to defend a friend on murder charges but the friend admits killing a Russian longshoreman even though the evidence indicates he's lying. Russian art, Japanese art collector and CIA involvement spark a tale of double- and triple-cross.

  • Jody Patanjo
    2019-06-03 04:29

    Solid, if unmemorableThe Lassiter series has its ups and downs. This one will be forgotten rather quickly. Levine's writing saved this book from being a dud. He has great imagery and writes solid dialogue.