The best-selling author of ninteen novels, including the critically acclaimed "Jack Swyteck" series, James Grippando writes compulsively readable thrillers that could be drawn from today's headlines, only better. Here's a brief description of each book.
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NEED YOU NOW|
What if the government knew that Wall Street's most powerful and successful investment firm was doomed to collapse-a $60 billion Ponzi scheme-but they let it happen? Not only did they let it happen, they wanted it to happen…to advance another agenda. But what agenda? And who, exactly are "they" That is the timely premise of New York Times bestselling author James Grippando's chilling new thriller, and it will have you turning the pages late into the night.
AFRAID OF THE DARK|
The New York Times bestselling author's ever-popular hero, Jack Swyteck, is on his most dangerous case yet, uncovering a sinister underground world that has him racing across the globe. To prove his client innocent of a gruesome murder, Jack must go beyond proving his client's claim that he was detained as an accused terrorist at a "black site" at the time of crime. He must establish what the U.S. government denies: that the site ever existed. See why critics are calling this one the Jack Swyteck series at its best.
MONEY TO BURN|
In this timely stand-alone thriller ripped from the headlines, New York Times bestselling author James Grippando explores a world in which the destruction of financial institutions and the people who run them can occur in a matter of hours—perhaps, even minutes. Money to Burn is more proof that Grippando's stand alone thrillers are every bit as exciting as the Jack Swyteck series.
INTENT TO KILL|
New York Timesbestselling author James Grippando likes to push the envelope with each new book he writes. With INTENT TO KILL, he steps outside his popular Jack Swyteck series to pen a compulsively readable thriller in which a fallen baseball star must use his new skills as Boston's king of sports talk radio to outwit a dangerous caller and prove—live and on the air—that the hit-and-run that killed his wife was no accident.
BORN TO RUN (Swyteck Series #8)|
Jack Swyteck gets caught in a dangerous web of intrigue and murder at the top levels of the United States government in his most high-profile and disturbing case yet.
Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck guards his own family secrets closely, after his father's two terms as Florida's governor made some personal rifts public. Things between the two men are finally better, and whenever Harry Swyteck asks for Jack's help he gets it. Suddenly, Harry needs it more than ever before.
LAST CALL (Swyteck Series #7)|
Just as it seems that Theo Knight—of all people—is going to find the right woman before Jack does, along comes Andie Henning (Under Cover of Darkness; Got the Look). Is this sharp, tough FBI agent who drives Jack crazy "the one"? Jack seems to think so—until Theo's boyhood friend Isaac escapes from prison, and Andie is breathing down Theo's neck for—she thinks—helping his old friend on the run. When Isaac turns up dead and Theo is a suspect, Jack needs Andie more than ever if he is to uncover the truth behind Isaac's murder and expose the web of greed and corruption that extends from Miami's Little Harlem to Miami's power elite.
LYING WITH STRANGERS|
Lying with Strangers is James Grippandos first novel outside the Jack Swyteck series since 2001. Peyton Shields is living the life of her dreams. A first-year resident at a major Boston children's hospital, she's married to a handsome and loving man who is an up-and-coming lawyer. Everything in her life seems to be falling into place. But that all changes when, late one night, she's driving home in a heavy snowstorm and a car comes barreling at her straight out of nowhere and forces her off the road. No one believes her claim that the "accident" was deliberate-not even her husband. Yet the terror has only begun. A series of strange and increasingly dangerous events take their toll on Peyton's psyche, her career, and her marriage, moving her closer to a faceless and very deadly enemy who seems to know her every move.
WHEN DARKNESS FALLS (Swyteck Series #6)|
For years, Theo Knight has stood by Miami lawyer Jack Swyteck, ever since Jack proved him innocent and got him off death row for a murder he didn't commit. It's an unusual friendship between a Yale-educated lawyer and a former gang-banger from Miami's toughest neighborhood. That friendship is put to the ultimate test when Jack's newest client—a homeless man called "Falcon"—holes up in a flea-bitten motel and takes Theo and three others hostage. Falcon has some dark secrets behind his unusual demands—secrets that involve the mayor of Miami's beautiful twenty-eight-year-old daughter Alicia. In a chilling stand-off that proves all too literally that "love is blind," it's up to Jack and a sightless but skilled hostage negotiator to unravel Alicia's family secrets and secure Theo's release in 18 hours of life-and-death suspense.
GOT THE LOOK (Swyteck Series #5)|
Miami lawyer Jack Swyteck has a new girlfriend, Mia, and life is good—until Mia goes missing. Then Jack gets a one-two punch. Mia is married to one of Florida's richest men. And she is the victim of a kidnapper with a chilling ransom demand: “Pay me what she's worth.” It turns out that Jack is up against a serial kidnapper who is being tracked by FBI agent Andie Henning (Under Cover of Darkness)—a woman who both infuriates and fascinates Jack. If the kidnapper's track record is any indicator, the consequences of paying too little are positively deadly.
HEAR NO EVIL (Swyteck Series #4)|
Sometimes an old girlfriend just won't go away—even when she's dead. Ten years ago, Jessie Merrill (Beyond Suspicion) gave up a baby boy for adoption and now, two years after her death, Miami lawyer Jack Swyteck learns that he may have been the father of that child. Jack learns all of this only upon a most unusual—and stressful—introduction to the boy's adoptive parents. The adoptive father was an officer at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo, Cuba. The adoptive mother is charged with his murder. Jack is her lawyer—and the boy is the key witness against her. It's a trial that rocks Miami—and that holds shocking personal truths that will change Jack's life forever.
LAST TO DIE (Swyteck Series #3)|
Sparks are flying. A doctor named Rene has caught Jack Swyteck's eye, and for the first time since his divorce, Jack thinks he's in love. Unfortunately, Rene lives in Africa. Geography, however, is the least of their problems. Rene's gorgeous and obscenely wealthy sister has been shot dead in Miami. She left forty-eight million dollars to her enemies—left it for them to fight over, that is. She named six heirs in her will, but there's a catch: No one gets a penny until all but one of the heirs are dead. It's survival of the greediest, and both Rene and Jack's newest client—Theo Knight's brother, a “reformed” hitman—are vying for the money.
BEYOND SUSPICION (Swyteck Series #2)|
An old girlfriend emerges, and it's more than just Jack Swyteck's shaky marriage that's in trouble. The beautiful young Jessie Merrill is diagnosed with a deadly disease and given two years to live. She cuts a deal to sell her $3 million life insurance policy to investors for and immediate $1.5 million cash in hand. The investors will collect the $3 million and double their money when she dies—soon, they hope. Jessie's misdiagnosis changes everything: the investors are after her, and she needs Jack's help. When Jessie's body turns up in his bathtub, Jack is suddenly wanted for murder—and he's on a collision course with a possible killer who is beyond suspicion.
A KING'S RANSOM|
An American businessman disappears in Cartagena. The good news is that he has kidnap & ransom insurance to cover his $3 million ransom. The bad news is that his insurance company refuses to pay. His son, a Miami lawyer, soon learns that the real danger isn't the ruthless Colombian rebels who have taken his father, but a mammoth insurance company with something sinister to hide.
UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS |
Andie Henning—the smart, tough FBI agent who readers of the Jack Swyteck series know as the woman who both fascinates and infuriates Jack—had a life before she moved to Miami and fell for Jack. This is how it almost ended—as Andie and a prominent Seattle attorney face the horrifying possibility that the man's missing wife is either the victim of a brutal serial killer…or the killer's willing accomplice.
A young woman finds $200,000 in cash in a box on her doorstep.
A young man inherits a fortune from his father who died
penniless. Amy Parkens and Ryan Duffy have never met,
but they are about to, as each discovers that found money
can be a godsend or a nightmare.
The front runner in the race for the White House is a woman. Her challenger
is an African American war hero. Two weeks before the Presidential
election, one of the candidates will be at the mercy of a kidnapper.
As a vicious serial killer terrorizes one city after another,
a street-wise reporter and a female FBI agent are caught
in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a mysterious informant
who claims that he can actually predict the killer's next
victim---but he wants to be paid for it. Is the informant
the killer, or is he the evil genius he claims to be...and
which would be worse?
THE PARDON (Swyteck Series #1)
Jack Swyteck is a young Miami lawyer defending death row inmates while leading a personal life that could fill Cupid's Guide to Love and War (Idiot's Edition). Things don't always go smoothly for Jack and Cindy Paige, but Jack knows she is the one for him—and so does a sadistic psychopath. Two years ago, Jack's father, the “law-and-order” governor of Florida, sent a man to the electric chair even though he was Jack's client, and even though Jack insisted that the man was innocent. Now, a mysterious stranger driven by revenge is blackmailing Harry and stalking Jack and Cindy, claiming that he can prove the governor executed an innocent man.