Trial & Error
A Solomon vs. Lord Mystery by Paul Levine
Review: Trial & Error is the fourth, and, according to author Paul Levine, last mystery in this entertaining series featuring law partners and lovers Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord.
Steve's nephew Bobby Solomon, who lives with Steve and Victoria, is a precocious thirteen-year-old who loves dolphins and baseball, and who sneaks out at night to talk with his favorite dolphins, Misty and Spunky, at Cetacean Park in Miami. One night the dolphins are being stolen from the park so Bobby calls Steve to try to rescue them. Steve arrives in time to capture one of the thieves and witness another being shot to death. The others had a large boat to load the dolphins and take them out to sea. Steve was too late to help them. Soon the law partner lovers are on the opposite sides of the legal system. Steve is the defense council for a not so bright animal rights activist who he captured on the night of the theft, and Victoria has been named the prosecutor by the order of the State's Attorney. Both think they have a slam dunk case. But do they?
Though basically a courtroom drama between Steve and Victoria, Trial & Error has its share of light moments. The characters are frequently being funny and irreverent, throwing barbs at each other and at the judge. There is also a comedic scene with Steve trying to make Bobby a great pitcher for his team. It's all very fast-paced and humorous.
A light, breezy read, Trial & Error is entertaining and witty with lots of laughs, but no surprises as to the mystery behind the stolen dolphins.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of Trial & Error.
Acknowledgment: Authors on the Web provided a copy of Trial & Error for this review.
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ISBN-13: 9780553806731; ISBN-10: 0553806734
Location(s) referenced in Trial & Error: Miami, Florida
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Trial & Error by Paul Levine — A Solomon vs. Lord Mystery
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publication Date: May 2007
List Price: $6.99