In this electrifying and fast-paced tale of suspense from the New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Cash Landing, Cane and Abe, and Black Horizon, Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck takes on his first death-row client since The Pardon in a case as twisty as it is shocking.
Sashi Burgette vanished three years ago on her way to school. The night after the teenager's disappearance, ex-con Dylan Kyle was stopped for drunk driving. An article of Sashi's clothing was found in his truck, and a police videotape of his drunken explanation under interrogation sealed his fate at trial. Now, just days from Kyle's execution, Sashi's mother visits Jack Swyteck, who's doing pro bono work at the Freedom Institute, and delivers shocking news: "Sashi called me."
The police dismiss the call as a cruel hoax. The state attorney refuses to consider the new evidence, insisting the case is closed. The governor has already signed the death warrant. An innocent man may be executed, and time is running out - unless his lawyers can locate Sashi.
A man of principle who believes in justice, Jack jumps into the investigation. But the deeper he digs, the more he discovers that nothing is what it appears to be. Not the victim. Not her alleged killer. And definitely not Sashi's parents, whose grief ruptured their marriage, each openly blaming the other for what happened to their daughter.
As their gut-wrenching and hopelessly conflicting version of events unfolds in a Miami courtroom, it becomes clear there is something even more difficult to find than a long-missing girl....
©2016 James Grippando (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
I got this book to listen to on a vacation trip... I must say it made the drive much more exciting! I was very happy with this purchase. it had me engaged from the very beginning all the way until the end it was a lot of action lots of twists and turns.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
sorry, but I own over 150 new stories not yet heard, so no not in the near future.
This was a compelling story about a girl whose cruel/ autism spectrum actions caused so much heartache in so many other peoples lives.
You, just didn't know who to believe. This aspect kept you glued to the listen. In my opinion the editor should have reduced the number of times the name "Sashi" was said. Frankly, it got on my nerves. The author may have used it to keep you tuned into the missing girl.
I love Mr. Davis reading talent. See Sandra Brown's Mean Streak, not to be missed. (I did re-listen 2 x's) As a result of that read, I have tried so many new author's, including this author, just for the opportunity to hear Mr. Davis read.
He doesn't disappoint in this book.
yes, I did, what a long day! With all the twists and turns, I wanted to know. I did use the new 1.25x speed so the action matched the author's intent.
Please Audible, this is not an author I like a lot, but I just don't get enough Jonathan Davis choices to listen ( Mr. Davis does lots of Sci Fi) so I am forced to buy this author just to get a chance to hear Mr. Davis read. He is that good.
NOT SURE. I ONLYE BUY AUDIO
TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPENED WAS THE MOST INTERESTING ASPECT.
HIS VOCALS ADD DEMENSION TO STORY
THE STORY TELLING IS GOOD. THE PLOT IS GOOD. I ONLY FELT SAD BECAUSE I LIKE THE FINANCIAL TIDBITS TO THE STORY. IE EMBEZZLEMENT, PUNZI SCHEME ETC
i figured story out early
reader read story so slowly that it was boring.will boycott his novels
disappointment could have been if direction was more on target
i doubled speed. more tolerable
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