The Girl in the Glass Box

A Jack Swyteck Novel, Book 15
Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
Series: Jack Swytek, Book 15
Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (92 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Miami attorney Jack Swyteck lands in the heart of the contentious immigration debate when he takes on the heart-wrenching case of an undocumented immigrant who fled to America to protect her daughter and save herself, in this timely and pulse-pounding thriller that explores the stories behind the headlines from New York Times best-selling author James Grippando, winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.

Julia Rodriguez and her teenage daughter, Beatriz, escaped bloodthirsty gangs, random violence, and Julia's abusive husband back in El Salvador. Arriving in Miami, mother and daughter struggled to carve their own piece of the American dream. While life in the States is hard, it is safer, until Julia rejects her boss' unwanted sexual advances. Suddenly - thanks to an "anonymous" tip to US immigration authorities - she is arrested, locked in detention with criminals, and slated for deportation. Jack's only viable legal move to save her is asylum - a long shot that’s become nearly impossible in today’s charged political climate.

When Julia and Beatriz made the perilous trek north to freedom, they thought they’d left the danger behind them. But now, even Miami isn’t safe. A ruthless enemy may have tracked them to South Florida and is biding time, patiently waiting to strike.

In a case where the stakes have never been higher, Jack Sywteck may not be able to save his client - even if he wins.

©2019 James Grippando (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Swyteck to the rescue !

I have been a fan of James Grippando for a few years and really like both his stand alone and his Jack Swyteck series.
For anyone who hasn't listened to this series I very highly recommend it. The books are each a stand alone but I prefer listening in order since there are continuing characters and developing relationships.
Swyteck is generally a lawyer for the underdog who are also the people who just do not have the money to hire an attorney.
This book could have been taken right out of the headlines today. When a woman from El Salvatore is taken into custody by immigration police it becomes a battle against US laws, time and a murderous husband.
The publisher's summary gives more than enough information so I don't want to add anything to that other than to say this book has a surprise ending
Jonathan Davis does an outstanding job narrating.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Our broken immigration system

THE GIRL IN THE GLASS BOX deals with our broken immigration system by putting a very empathetic face to a fictional character caught in it. The result is an excellent legal thriller. Narrator Jonathan Davis is superb.

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Another winner!

James grippando remains at the top of his game. Another compelling story about Jack Swyteck.yes!

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One of his best!!!!

I’m a long time fan of this author but I almost didn’t get this book. I just wasn’t excited about another immigration story. But let me tell you, this isn’t just another immigration story! I didn’t want to put it down! So glad I followed my instincts that told me Grippando books are always great. The narrator was excellent and I hope he continues with all the future Jack Swyteck stories - they just wouldn’t be right without him. Thanks to the author and narrator for such a great book!

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Generations of Desperation, What a Waste

Love narrator Mr Davis, my fave is Sandra Browns Mean Streak. Mr Davis Latino background enables him to switch from Latino based pronunciations back to English so flawlessly that you do concentrate so you do no miss his correct pronunciation of a name or word. I was at the Getty Museum,Ca, visiting an exhibit, and I shouted out that is Jonathan Davis guiding us through the South American artifacts!!!
I do use 1.25x speed to match the action.
I like the characters in this series, and love the addition of Riley and the Golden retriever, more please Mr Grippando, but author is very inconsistent for me so he is not an automatic download. Death In Live Oak was outstanding and a definite re listen.
This story is so current with the illegal emigrants and it just breaks your heart to listen to the desperation they live with!!
I for one can not stand to listen to the evil corruption, thuggish dialogue and horrible in justice in stories like this.
It is too well told and very well done, but you need a strong constitution. I am not talking about gore, but the terror these kinds of actions produces.
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Not my favorite Swyteck story

The story was timely, but it just didnt grab me like other Swyteck stories have. Not bad, just not great.

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  • 04-04-19

Very disappointing

I didn’t like the ending it left some unanswered questions and made the whole story pointless.