Search Results: "James Grippando"


BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD MONEY by James Grippando
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"The criminal behind this fine mess is a cipher, but Grippando turns the screws on Jack so comprehensively that exhausted readers, turning the last page long after midnight, won't mind."
The courtroom verdict is only the beginning of the fireworks in Jack Swyteck's 10th appearance before the Miami bar. Read full book review >

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CANE AND ABE by James Grippando
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"If only the answers to these questions were as good as the questions. As it is, Grippando supplies a satisfyingly wild ride through Presumed Innocent territory before the inevitable letdown."
A stand-alone from the creator of adventurous lawyer Jack Swyteck (Black Horizon, 2014, etc.) that plumbs a Miami prosecutor's nightmare when a serial killer strikes a little too close to home.Read full book review >

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BLACK HORIZON by James Grippando
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Perhaps the most successful of Jack's 11 cases (Blood Money, 2013, etc.). As usual, the characters are sketched in only lightly, but readers immersed in the rewardingly complex tangle of political/legal problems sparked by the Deepwater Horizon disaster—sorry, the Scarborough 8 disaster—will never notice."
In Grippando's fast-moving 21st, an oil-rig disaster drags Florida lawyer Jack Swyteck into lawsuits against everyone in the known universe. Read full book review >

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AFRAID OF THE DARK by James Grippando
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 22, 2011

"By the skin of its teeth, Grippando's 18th (Money to Burn, 2010, etc.) survives one of those evil-incarnate villains whose lack of nuance is an invitation to disbelief."
Grippando brings back Miami attorney Jack Swyteck to deal with a cold case that wasn't. Read full book review >

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HEAR NO EVIL by James Grippando
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"In his ninth Swyteck thriller, Grippando introduces more plot threads than he can weave or develop smoothly, but he keeps his tale moving."
The defense of a military wife on a murder charge places Jack Swyteck in opposition to both the US Navy and the Cuban government—and disturbs ghosts from his own past. Read full book review >

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NEED YOU NOW by James Grippando
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Agreeably entertaining, Grippando's novel adds up the collateral damage when billions belonging to the wrong kind of people go missing."
In Grippando's latest (Afraid of the Dark, 2011, etc.), a Madoff-like character pilfers billions, but some victims don't complain. Read full book review >

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A KING’S RANSOM by James Grippando
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2001

"Albeit way too contrived to be believable, Grippando's premise, that we are all victims of kidnappers, and his punchy plotting, build up a quick and enjoyable head of steam."
After four weak, derivative thrillers involving some degree of legal high-jinks (Found Money, 1999, etc.), Grippando just about hits the bull's-eye. Read full book review >

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WHEN DARKNESS FALLS by James Grippando
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Filled with hostages, hush money and Miami vice, but it's the relentless pacing that makes this one sizzle."
Funky-chic South Florida mise-en-scène and macho-jokey dialogue qualify the sixth in the Jack Swyteck series as movie-ready. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS by James Grippando
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2000

"An ingeniously entertaining mess for readers who won't mind the way the case soars off the rails, or who just plain don't like cults."
Grippando's latest lawyer-in-distress yarn asks what happened to the missing wife of a successful attorney, and comes up with an answer beyond your wildest dreams. Read full book review >

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MONEY TO BURN by James Grippando
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2010

"Grippando (Intent to Kill, 2009, etc.) serves up another full bore assault on plausibility, but his base won't be put off by that."
In Grippando's latest, a Wall Street investment banker is neither bull nor bear—he's a lamb led to slaughter. Read full book review >

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CASH LANDING by James Grippando
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Andie's bridegroom, series regular Jack Swyteck, turns up in the last chapter to help slam the door on this zany, overlong caper. But it's hard to care which of these lowlifes ends up on top when they're all so despicable."
Thieves fall out over a fabulous jackpot that somehow isn't quite enough to go around. Read full book review >

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FOUND MONEY by James Grippando
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"But the real problem is, as always, Grippando's (The Abduction, 1998 etc.) people: So few are persuasive."
A worthy idea is undercut by slapdash craftsmanship. Read full book review >