Three years ago, hotshot defense attorney Kevin Corvelli
relocated to Hawaii from New York after he failed to get an
acquittal for an innocent client, who later died. But
things aren't any better for Corvelli in paradise when he
must again deal with a deceased client.
Corvelli finds himself caught up in a high-profile case
when the beautiful, young mistress of Hawaii's governor is
found dead from poison in her expensive apartment. Even
though Governor Wade Omphrey was not on the island when it
happened, he's suspected of having hired the deed done. He
knows that only someone as ruthless as Corvelli can defend
When career criminal Turi Ahina is arrested by the DEA in a
big sting operation they having going on the islands,
Corvelli owes it to Ahina to take his case. After all,
Ahina saved Corvelli's life, so he owes him big-time.
Knowing the only way to protect Ahina is to set a trap for
the head of the island drug trade, Corvelli also realizes
it will be dangerous and possibly suicidal.
With the perfect blend of mystery and suspense, LAST LAWYER
STANDING by Douglas Corleone is a witty and complex
legal thriller. The exotic setting and idiosyncratic
characters are an added bonus to the third book in this
series after ONE MAN'S PARADISE and NIGHT ON FIRE.
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