Search Results: "James Grippando"


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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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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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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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THE INFORMANT by James Grippando
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 1996

"Even the flatter second half, once Grippando's shown all his cards, is enough to keep you tearing through the pages—but now you already know what you're going to find. ($60,000 ad/promo)"
Grippando grabs for the brass ring in his second galloping Napoleon-of-crime fantasy (The Pardon, 1994)—and brings it about halfway home. 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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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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LAST CALL by James Grippando
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A surprisingly warm thriller with the flavor of the real Miami."
Miami criminal-defense lawyer Jack Swyteck is back in action, defending an old friend and rekindling an old flame in this fast-paced thriller. Read full book review >

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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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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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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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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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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 >