Search Results: "James Grippando"


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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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INTENT TO KILL by James Grippando
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"Unpersuasive plot contrivances and clunky prose add up to a pedestrian effort from a writer who's done better work (Born to Run, 2008, etc.)."
In Grippando's limp latest, what looks like unpremeditated vehicular homicide isn't. Read full book review >

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THE ABDUCTION by James Grippando
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1998

"Corny dialogue, cheesy political stereotypes, and a shrill, headstrong heroine who wouldn't last a minute in a real courtroom, much less the Oval Office. (Author tour)"
Woman-in-periler in which the second female US attorney general, who also happens to be the first Democratic female presidential candidate, puts her campaign on hold two weeks before Election Day to rescue the kidnapped granddaughter of her Republican adversary. Read full book review >

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GOT THE LOOK by James Grippando
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"The book on Grippando—that he sacrifices character, logic and plausibility to storytelling drive—has never been more accurate. Not one in a hundred of this tale's big target audience will ever read it twice."
Coral Gables lawyer Jack Swyteck celebrates his tenth appearance by getting involved with a lady who's so hot that she can't possibly be anything but trouble. Read full book review >

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MOST DANGEROUS PLACE by James Grippando
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Grippando gets underway with a bang and never lets up, springing a series of carefully calibrated surprises in and out of the courtroom guaranteed to catch even the canniest readers unaware."
Miami lawyer Jack Swyteck's 25th case is one of his best. Read full book review >

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LAST TO DIE by James Grippando
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2003

"Forget Grisham. Grippando works in the James Patterson mold: high concepts, simple characters, prefab thrills, turbo-charged pacing, and utterly forgettable twists and turns."
A wild will turns its legatees into clay pigeons in Miami lawyer Jack Swyteck's latest outing. 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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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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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 >

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LYING WITH STRANGERS by James Grippando
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2007

"An unlikely thriller with enough cleanly written action to keep readers engaged."
A mysterious stalker manipulates a beautiful doctor until she's suspected of murder in this well-plotted thriller. 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 >