Miami attorney Jack Swyteck is involved in the most explosive criminal trial of his career -- a case that starts with a murder on a military base and concludes with a shocking surprise that will change Jack's life forever.
A beautiful woman comes to see Jack and begs him to represent her. She says she's about to be arrested for the murder of her husband, an officer stationed at Guantanamo Bay. Having no expertise in military law and sensing that the woman isn't telling him the entire truth, Jack turns her down. Then she drops a bombshell: She claims she's the adoptive mother of Jack's biological son -- a child he's never met. Either Jack must represent her or he'll never see the boy.
So Jack agrees, but with great foreboding. He has an unreliable client -- a blackmailer who just might be a murderer -- and he has to travel to Gitmo and on to Havana to tussle with people who clearly have a lot to hide. This is a case with as many twists and turns as it has unanswered questions, and the personal toll on Jack won't end until he's forced to confront the ultimate surprise witness in a trial that rocks the city of Miami.
In signature Grippando style, Hear No Evil is an intricate, fast-paced, and captivating thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end.
"[Grippando] keeps his tale moving."
"Riveting . . . wonderfully tantalizing . . . Grippando gives the term ‘page turner a whole new resonance . . . as stimulating as a double expresso. In a crowded and competitive field, James Grippando has definitely staked out his own ground."
Exciting . . . a well-focused, perfectly organized legal thriller . . . solidly plotted.
--Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
"One hell of a roller coaster ride . . . This character-driven, intricately plotted thriller will keeps readers guessing up to the end."
"Relying on character as much as plot, Grippando weaves a
suspenseful tale . . . .The former Florida attorney has established a track
record of writing best-selling novels based on issues in the headlines."
Reader Reviews from First Look
"Grippando put in enough twists to keep me interested and to keep "who done it" from being obvious too early. " -- Chad (Kokomo, IN)
"Another winner for James Grippando. He captures you from page one and does not let up until the end." -- Barbara (Bethel Park, PA)
"Grippando gives Grisham a definite run for the money. This book grabs you from page 1 and you had better hold on, there are more twists and turns then a roller coaster." -- Shelly (Kelseyville, CA)
"The plot is fresh and keeps you guessing, as there is so many twists you can't put the book down." -- James (Decatur, IN)
"Again, James Grippando keeps the noose tight and never lets up on all the suspense and secrets until the end. Even then, what you are left with is the aftershock and the giddy foreboding of his next tension filled yarn." -- Joseph (Winston Salem, NC)
"Entertaining! His sense of humor makes the characters real, and the storyline was riveting from the start."-- Pam (Savannah, GA)
"Loved this book! Lots of twists and turns and situations I didn't anticipate. The history about Cuba added a special element and certainly the setting of Guantanamo in today's political climate made the story more real and relevant." -- Cheryl (Westport, MA)
"Excellent plot! Totally unpredictable -- unexpected twists until the very last page. The reader is drawn into the complicated issues of military law and Cuban exiles and refugees. You just can't put this one down. Mr. Grippando does not disappoint!" -- Diane (Cleveland, TN)
"Grippando is a masterful story teller. Hear No Evil kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end. Full of suspense and twists and turns I couldn't put it down." -- Vicki (Baltimore, MD)
"An intriguing read with many twists and surprises." -- Sandra (Hattiesburg, MS)
"James Grippando has joined the ranks of Patterson and Margolin as one of the best contemporary suspense writers. A rollercoaster of a suspense book. With every turn of the page comes a new twist. Forgot all those fluffy summer beach reads and pick up this novel for a thrill." -- Jennifer (Binghamton, NY)
"Thrilling." -- Brian (Carol Stream, IL)
"Hear No Evil certainly kept me interested from start to finish, and I cannot wait to my hands on the next Grippando masterpiece." -- Eric (Dallas, GA)
"Very enjoyable and unputdownable . . . a cross between a John Grisham thriller and early Tom Clancy novels . . . I can't wait for the next Swyteck adventure . . . -- Lance (Portland, TX)
"Enough surprises to keep you reading, right up to the last chapter." -- Peggy (Bartow, FL)
"An excellent read." -- Heather (Orlando, FL)
"This book kept me at the edge of my seat. I never knew what was going to happen next. James Grippando has a great talent for imaginative, gripping, nail biting thrillers that just makes me want to come back for more!"-- Jennifer (Toledo, OH)