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The fourth Solomon vs. Lord novel finds the two romantically entwined attorneys-at-law unwittingly taking opposing sides of an ecoterrorism case. After heroically thwarting the theft of two prized dolphins from a wildlife park, Steve Solomon finds himself representing the very environmentalist radical he helped apprehend, a clueless idealist who, due to a legal technicality, is likely to be convicted of murder. Meanwhile, Steve's long-term girlfriend, Victoria Lord, has been tapped by the state's attorney to spearhead the prosecution. While the two lovers exchange characteristically incisive banter over their case and their relationship, Solomon's autistic adopted son, Bobby, provides insight that may crack the case wide open—only to reveal a seriously dangerous conspiracy. The book shines throughout the legal melodrama, treating over-the-top courtroom antics with enough legalese to keep the proceedings from tipping into suspense-killing absurdity. There are some rough patches—Bobby's thoughts on his struggling social life are distracting (and unnaturally wholesome), and the closing chapters discard witty courthouse repartee for contrived B-movie action fare—but no more than series fans have come to expect. This quick and tightly crafted caper has enough cheeseball humor, endearing wit and memorable characters to make it a fine rainy-day read.(June)
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ISBN-10:  0440242762
ISBN-13:  978-0440242765
Author:  Paul Levine
Genre:  Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher:  Bantam
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review by . September 14, 2007
Trial and Error is another great book in the Solomon vs. Lord Series. Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord are the stars of these books. The pair are lovers, law partners, and complete opposites. Victoria is the sophisticated, dedicated by the book kind of lawyer. Steve is somewhat crude, lackadaisical, and easygoing. I've read several of the previous books in this series and have thoroughly enjoyed them all.     Going into this book, I was a little concerned that it wouldn't achieve …
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