Award-winning author Paul Levine has aged, but Jake Lassiter, the popular protagonist in Levine’s series of legal thrillers, remains ageless, and Lassiter returns for readers with the publication of “State vs. Lassiter” as an e-book and in paperback in early October.
Levine, a 1969 Penn State graduate who has authored 18 novels, first introduced readers to Lassiter, a Penn State linebacker turned lawyer, 23 years ago. Lassiter subsequently served as the lead character in 10 books by Levine.
In the latest book, “State vs. Lassiter,” the linebacker confronts his banker, who also happens to be his lover, when money goes missing from client trust-fund accounts.
Levine’s work has won the John D. MacDonald fiction award and he has been nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller and James Thurber prizes.
A former trial lawyer, Levine also wrote more than 20 episodes for the CBS military drama “JAG” and co-created the Supreme Court drama “First Monday,” starring James Garner and Joe Mantegna.
More information may be found at www.paullevine.com.