Author Duels with his (fictional) Protagonist.
To Speak for the Dead by Paul Levine exchanges barbs with Jake Lassiter, protagonist of his series of legal thrillers. The occasion is the 20th anniversary of the publication of “To Speak for the Dead,” which introduced the linebacker-turned-lawyer to the world of crime fiction.
“To Speak for the Dead” is now an e-book, with all proceeds going to the Four Diamonds Fund, which supports cancer treatment and research at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
Paul: Let me get this off my chest. I’m sorry it’s been so long since I wrote a Lassiter book.
Jake: But you came back, didn’t you? Came back to good old Jake, your meal ticket.
Paul: True. There’ll be a new Lassiter book next year. And you must be happy that “To Speak for the Dead” is finally available as an e-book.
Jake: I’m just happy there are two hot women in the book, and both want some of the Jakester.
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