LASSITER, by Paul Levine

Once upon a time, Jake Lassiter was a Miami Dolphins fullback (or whatever, he played: football, okay?), then his knee was destroyed and he became a lawyer. He took his gutsy style of playing on field into the courtroom, and has become the industry poster-boy for how not to try a case. This volume in the series takes Lassiter into the past, when he was a beer-swilling, womanizing jock…and the consequences of what he did in those rumbustious days. Not quite up to Levine’s usual standards, but still a good read, particularly Jake's relationship with his teenaged nephew, and the climactic scenes. A 3.