James Swain
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James Swain

James Swain is the author of twenty national bestselling novels and has worked as a magazine editor, screenwriter, and novelist. His books have been translated into twelve foreign languages and chosen as Mysteries of the Year by Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Swain has received a Florida Book award for fiction and the prestigious Prix Calibre .38 for Best American Crime Writing. When he isn't writing, he enjoys performing close-up magic.

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    • The King Tides

    • Lancaster & Daniels
    • By: James Swain
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 228

    Reality and illusion blur for an ex-Navy SEAL investigating a deadly case of stalking in this addictive thriller that Michael Connelly calls “a hundred percent adrenaline rush disguised as a detective novel”....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another excellent series from James Swain!

    • By Wayne on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Take Down

    • By: James Swain
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 948
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 853
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 855

    There are hundreds of casinos in Las Vegas, and Billy Cunningham knows how to rip off every one. His scams are a thing of beauty....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Barely worth finishing

    • By Rankin on 08-23-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Deadman's Poker

    • By: James Swain
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Tony Valentine is an expert at spotting cheats. He's tossed them out of gambling casinos from Atlantic City to Monaco....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic insiders look at Vegas gambling!

    • By 9S on 10-30-09

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Bad Action

    • Billy Cunningham, Book 2
    • By: James Swain
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    Con artist Billy Cunningham is no stranger to the casinos of Las Vegas - he's ripped off every single one....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worst and ONLY letdown ever with a James Swain boo

    • By TechJunkie on 06-01-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Shadow People

    • By: James Swain
    • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In Shadow People, national best-selling author James Swain’s brilliant follow-up to Dark Magic, magician Peter Warlock has a dark secret....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another great book

    • By James on 08-15-15

    Regular price: $18.87

    • Super Con

    • Billy Cunningham, Book 3
    • By: James Swain
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    An adrenaline rush of cons, grift, and murder in a town where deadly double-dealing is the name of the game....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The artist behind the con...

    • By shelley on 12-07-17

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Midnight Rambler

    • By: James Swain
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Years ago, South Florida cop Jack Carpenter beat up a murder suspect named Simon Skell, a dangerous predator....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not one of James Swain's best

    • By Maryfrances on 12-04-07

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Loaded Dice

    • By: James Swain
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Hard-boiled ex-cop Tony Valentine has a new profession: spotting casino cheats and exposing a casino's flaws to the owners....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrorists in Vegas

    • By Snoodely on 01-15-14

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Night Monster

    • A Novel of Suspense
    • By: James Swain
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Tough-as-nails abduction specialist Jack Carpenter is not easily spooked. But then he witnesses his daughter's college basketball teammate being violently abducted....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jack Carpenter meets Tony Valentine: Yay!

    • By Snoodely on 01-22-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Night Stalker

    • By: James Swain
    • Narrated by: Richard Mover
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Ex-cop Jack Carpenter is the type of guy criminals avoid, so he's surprised to receive a summons from Florida state prison's death row....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story, but odd flaws

    • By John on 02-22-09

    Regular price: $18.17

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