Last Lawyer Standing by Douglas Corleone

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Defense attorney Kevin Corvelli fled from New York to Hawaii after the sensational death of one of his clients three years ago. Now, in the wake of another client’s death—a client Kevin had fallen in love with—Kevin would run again if only he could pull himself free from a couple of high-profile, high-risk cases. The FBI is investigating the poisoning of a young woman who happened to be Governor Wade Omphrey’s mistress. The governor was off the island at the time, but that doesn’t mean that he didn’t order the hit or that he doesn’t need a hotshot lawyer like Corvelli defending him.

Then the DEA raids a local meth lab and Turi Ahina is picked up in the sweep. A career criminal, Ahina has set Corvelli up with plenty of client referrals, but Corvelli owes him for much more than that ever since Ahina saved his life. Now Ahina’s only way out is to turn in the big man, and he can’t just tell the FBI who it is—they already know that. He needs to find him and set a trap, a trap that won’t succeed without Corvelli’s help. The plan is simple, as foolproof and dangerous as a suicide attempt.

As the stakes rise, Corvelli gets drawn in deeper and deeper until the only way he can escape is to stick it out to the end in Douglas Corleone’s most compelling legal mystery yet.


About Douglas Corleone

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DOUGLAS CORLEONE is a former New York City defense attorney and winner of the MB/MWA First Crime Novel Competition. He now lives in the Hawaiian Islands with his wife and son. This is his third novel.
Published August 21, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Kevin has represented career criminal Turi Ahina, who once saved his life, so many times that he should award him frequent-client miles.

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In Corleone’s overly busy third Kevin Corvelli mystery (after 2011’s Night on Fire), the criminal defense lawyer takes on two complex and dangerous cases, despite having become addicted to Percocet after surviving a stabbing six months earlier.

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In this third Kevin Corvelli novel, the Honolulu lawyer has a lot on his plate: defending his friend Turi Ahini, arrested in the death of a police officer, serving as counsel to the governor, whose mistress has been found dead, and last (but certainly not least) bringing down a corrupt segment of...

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Review: Honolulu criminal defense attorney Kevin Corvelli may not be in top shape physically, still suffering from the effects of a previous case, but he is in fine form juggling two cases in Last Lawyer Standing, the third mystery in this series by Douglas Corleone.

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