James Grippando
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James Grippando

The first thing you should know about bestselling author James Grippando is that he is no longer clueless--so says his wife, Tiffany, after "A James Grippando Novel" was a clue for #38 Across in the New York Times crossword puzzle.

James is the winner of the Harper Lee Prize for legal fiction and the New York Times bestselling author of 26 novels of suspense, including the popular series featuring Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck. His latest, "A Death in Live Oak," is the fifteenth in the Swyteck series. His novels are enjoyed worldwide in 28 languages.

James's first job out of law school plunged him headlong into death penalty cases. That experience was an inspiration for his 1994 debut novel, The Pardon, a legal thriller that critics heralded as a "bona fide blockbuster." Beyond Suspicion (2002) was the long-awaited sequel to that first novel, and it launched an exciting series that features Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck and his irreverent sidekick, Theo Knight. James's writings also include "Leapholes" for young adults and numerous short stories.

As a trial lawyer, James was an avid writer. His numerous scholarly articles appeared in some of nation's top law reviews, and they are frequently cited with approval by the courts. His trial practice ranged from complex corporate litigation to class actions on behalf of chicken farmers. As a frequent volunteer in Florida's guardian ad litem program, he helped provide legal representation to neglected children in family court proceedings. He was a faculty member with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Nova Southeast University. He was named by Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida's emerging leaders, and in 2006 he received the Distinguished Author Award from Scranton University. His alma mater is the University of Florida, where he graduated second in his undergraduate class and earned his law degree with honors.

He is Counsel at David Boies' law firm, Boies Schiller Flexner, LLP, where he specializes in entertainment and intellectual property law, representing clients who have won more than 30 Tony Awards. He is also an adjunct professor of Law & Literature at the University of Miami School of Law.

He lives in south Florida with his wife, three children, two cats and a golden retriever named Max who has no idea he's a dog. Visit his website at www.jamesgrippando.com

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Best Sellers

    • The Pardon

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    In The Pardon, Grippando delivers a scorching tale of vengeance that stains the sultry streets of southern Florida....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First legal thrillerl in the Jack Swytek series

    • By Wayne on 03-03-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Gone Again

    • A Jack Swyteck Novel, Book 12
    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 228

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent legal thriller with great narration

    • By Wayne on 11-21-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Found Money

    • By: James Grippando, Mim E. Rivas
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    Single mother Amy Parkens feels trapped by a boring job, low pay, and no time for her young daughter. But that's before $200,000 in cold, hard cash arrives in an unmarked box....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oh What A Tangled Web We Weave...

    • By R. Pontiflet on 01-07-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Most Dangerous Place

    • A Jack Swyteck Novel
    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    Defending a woman accused of murdering the man who sexually assaulted her, Miami lawyer Jack Swyteck must uncover where the truth lies....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Grippando puts the suspense in the courtroom.

    • By Charles Atkinson on 02-24-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • When Darkness Falls

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck isn't looking for a new client, at least not one who is homeless and in jail for threatening to jump off a bridge....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better Than Expected

    • By angel on 08-20-07

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Got the Look

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    FBI agent Andie Henning is tracking a ruthless kidnapper plaguing South Florida, one who's out to prove that all human life can be valued in dollars and cents....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So So Entertainment

    • By Carl on 01-31-06

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Cash Landing

    • A Novel
    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    Every week a hundred million dollars in cash arrives at Miami International Airport, shipped by German banks to the Federal Reserve....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • not the worst ever, but close

    • By Kelli on 12-05-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Under Cover of Darkness

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    The youngest lawyer ever to grab the helm of Seattle's most prominent law firm, Gus Wheatley has found success - as well as money, power, and prestige....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book and narrator

    • By Pattie W on 03-20-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Informant

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 227

    FBI special agent Victoria Santos is tracking a string of gruesome murders from New York to San Francisco, Miami to Oregon....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOW!!! This is a Really Suspenseful book!!!

    • By shelley on 07-13-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Black Horizon

    • Jack Swyteck, Book 11
    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    Miami attorney Jack Swyteck finds himself in the middle of an international legal battle over a Cuban oil spill that sets him on a deadly mission.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent legal thriller; almost 5 stars

    • By Wayne on 12-03-16

    Regular price: $31.93

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