Paul Levine, Guest Blogger

So today I have some exciting news. On June 14 I’ll be hosting a guest blog from author Paul Levine. His classic thriller “Flesh and Bones” has just been released as an e-book for charity. All proceeds from this book will be donated to the Four Diamonds Fund, an organization that helps children with cancer.
“Flesh & Bones” deals with the very real issue of “recovered memories.” In the opening scene, fashion model Chrissy Bernhardt shoots her wealthy father. She claims to have recently recovered repressed memories of having been sexually abused by him as a child. Hired to defend her, Jake Lassiter begins to doubt his client, even as he falls for her. As the murder trial nears, Lassiter considers his ethical dilemma:

A good lawyer is part con man, part priest — promising riches, threatening hell. My ethical rules are simple. I won’t lie to the court or let a client do it. But I’ve never been in this position before. How far would I go for a woman who mattered? Is there anything I wouldn’t do to win?

“Another breathless thriller,” wrote the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “Filled with smart writing and smart remarks,” proclaimed the Dallas Morning News.

This is the second time Levine has donated a book’s proceeds to the charity. “To Speak for the Dead,” originally published in hard cover in 1990, went on sale as an e-book last summer and rocketed to number one on Kindle’s Hardboiled Mystery Bestseller List. All author proceeds of that book, too, have gone to the Four Diamonds Fund.

The author of 14 novels, Paul Levine won the John D. MacDonald fiction award and has been nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller, and James Thurber prizes. His critically acclaimed and bestselling “Jake Lassiter” novels have been published in 21 countries. The first of the series, “To Speak for the Dead,” was named one of the top ten thrillers of the year by the Los Angeles Times, and is now a bestselling e–book. A former trial lawyer, he wrote more than 20 episodes of the CBS military drama “JAG” and co-created “First Monday,” starring James Garner and Joe Mantegna. He is also the author of the “Solomon vs. Lord” series and the thriller “Illegal.” His next novel will be “Lassiter,” due in Fall 2011 from Bantam.
I have never had a guest blogger before, but I am certainly honored to be involved in such an admirable undertaking. I certainly hope you’ll swing by and have a look.


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