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Florida’s most mismatched law partners are back in this Edgar-nominated tale. A Coral Gables blueblood, Victoria Lord plays by the rules. A Coconut Grove beach bum, Steve Solomon makes up his own, starting with: “When the law doesn’t work, work the law.”

The action starts when a boat runs aground in the Florida Keys. Aboard are a thousand hundred-dollar bills and two men, one shot by a speargun. The other man is Victoria’s “Uncle Grif,” who desperately needs a lawyer…or two. But Grif, charged with murder, is a lawyer’s worst nightmare, a client who keeps secrets. Just what is he planning in the Florida Keys and why would he kill an investigator for the Environmental Protection Agency?

The tale roams from the streets of Miami to a waterfront nudist colony to a Key West courtroom with Solomon and Lord – squabblers extraordinaire – fighting all the way. Will they succeed in defending Grif? Will they learn the truth? And will they end the case as partners and lovers or enemies and litigants?

THE DEEP BLUE ALIBI is available from Amazon.


“A terrific bit of entertainment. Levine expertly sets up the reader, then pulls the rug out. Sometimes hilarious, always amusing. Highly recommended.”
–Oakland Press

“A cross between ‘Moonlighting’ and ‘Night Court.’ Courtroom drama has never been this much fun.”

“A smart, enjoyable page-turner [with] plenty of quirky characters and witty banter.”
–Publishers Weekly

“A refreshingly delightful mystery. The scene at the nudist colony alone is worth the price of admission.”

“Entertaining…sparkles with promise, humor, and more than a dash of suspense.”


The author of 16 novels, Paul Levine won the John D. MacDonald fiction award and was nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller, and James Thurber prizes. A former trial lawyer, he also wrote more than 20 episodes of the CBS military drama “JAG” and co-created the Supreme Court drama “First Monday” starring James Garner and Joe Mantegna. The critically acclaimed international bestseller “To Speak for the Dead” was his first novel. He is also the author of the thrillers “Illegal,” “Impact,” “Ballistic,” and “Paydirt.” His most recent novel is “Lassiter.”