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    • A Death in Live Oak

    • A Jack Swyteck Novel
    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    When the body of Jamal Cousin, president of the pre-eminent black fraternity at the Florida's flagship university, is discovered hogtied in the Stygian water swamps of the Suwanee River Valley, the death sets off a firestorm that threatens to rage out of control when a fellow student, Mark Towson, the president of a prominent white fraternity, is accused of the crime. Contending with rising political tensions, racial unrest, and a sensational media, Townson's defense attorney, Jack Swyteck, knows that the stakes could not be higher.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Courtroom Drama

    • By Charles Atkinson on 02-22-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • 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

    It begins at the airport, where Jack is waiting to meet his old high school buddy, Keith Ingraham, a high-powered banker based in Hong Kong, coming to Miami for his young daughter's surgery. But their long-awaited reunion is abruptly derailed when the police arrest Keith's wife, Isabelle, in the terminal, accusing her of conspiring to kill the man who raped her in college. Jack quickly agrees to represent Isa but soon discovers that to see justice done, he must separate truth from lies.

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

    • By Charles Atkinson on 02-24-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • 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. Desperately needing the money, Amy fears a setup or a connection to her mother's suicide 20 years earlier. So she sets out to find the source.

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

    • By R. Pontiflet on 01-07-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Thriller

    • Stories to Keep You Up All Night
    • By: James Patterson (editor), Lee Child, James Grippando, and others
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 135

    Featuring North America's foremost thriller authors, Thriller is the first collection of pure thriller stories ever published. Offering up heart-pumping tales of suspense in all its guises are 32 of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning names in the business. From the signature characters that made such authors as David Morrell and John Lescroart famous, to four of the hottest new voices in the genre, this blockbuster will tantalize and terrify.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So - So

    • By Tim on 01-15-09

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Blood Money

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    What's it like to be Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck? Simply imagine that your father is Florida's governor, your best friend was once on death row, and your love life could fill an entire chapter in Cupid's Rules of Love and War (Idiot's Edition). Throw in an indictment for murder and a litany of lesser charges that could easily get a lawyer disbarred, and believe it or not, you're only scratching the surface.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not quite Casey Anthony...

    • By shelley on 03-04-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • 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

    Fans of John Grisham's legal thrillers will love the suspenseful action and intriguing courtroom drama of James Grippando's bestsellers. In The Pardon, Grippando delivers a scorching tale of vengeance that stains the sultry streets of southern Florida. Miami defense attorney Jack Swytek has long rebelled against his father, Harry, now Florida's governor. The two disagree on nearly everything, especially the death penalty.

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

    • By Wayne on 03-03-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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. A select group of trusted workers moves the bags through customs and loads them into armored trucks.

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

    • By Kelli on 12-05-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • A King's Ransom

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    Two years out of law school, Nick Rey is already on the fast track at a hot Miami law firm. But his dreams of success are overshadowed when his father, Matthew, is abducted while on a business trip to Colombia. The guerillas demand an impossible $3 million ransom - the exact sum Matthew's kidnap-and-ransom insurance policy covers. The insurance company suspects fraud, however, and refuses to pay. And, as Nick soon learns, it isn't the guerillas who hold the key to his father's survival.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story well told

    • By bradley on 07-26-16

    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 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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. He thinks nothing can interfere with his meteoric rise to the top. Until his wife, Beth, vanishes. Beth's disappearance coincides with a series of brutal murders the FBI dubs the "bookend killings". They think Beth is the killer's latest victim...or his willing accomplice. But Gus knows his wife would never ally herself with a cold-blooded killer.

    • 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 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 226

    FBI special agent Victoria Santos is tracking a string of gruesome murders from New York to San Francisco, Miami to Oregon. Meanwhile, Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami Tribune reporter Mike Posten receives a call from a mysterious stranger who claims his mind works so much like the killer's that he can actually predict the next attack: time, place, victim. When the predictions prove true, Mike and Victoria must join forces to find out if this eerie caller is the real psychopath.

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

    • By shelley on 07-13-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Born to Run

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Best-selling author James Grippando is back with another innovative and action-packed thriller featuring the ever-popular Jack Swyteck. Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck guards his own family secrets as closely as anyone, and while his father's two terms as Florida's governor made some family rifts public, things are finally better between the two men. Whenever Harry Swyteck asks for Jack's help, he gets it, and suddenly he needs it more than ever before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Blackmail, murder and Jack Swyteck!

    • By shelley on 02-27-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • 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. 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."

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

    • By Wayne on 11-21-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • 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. Three summers after the Deepwater Horizon environmental catastrophe, oil is spewing into the ocean again, this time from a drilling explosion in Cuban waters just 50 miles from the Florida Keys. The slick is headed straight for the United States, but the Cubans refuse American offers to assist with the cleanup, and threaten to fire on "hostile" U.S. vessels entering their waters.

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

    • By Wayne on 12-03-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Abduction

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    US Attorney General Allison Leahy is the Democrats' best chance for holding on to the Oval Office. But she's running neck and neck with her opponent, Republican Lincoln Howe, a retired four-star general and bona fide African American hero. Then, days before the election, disaster strikes. Twelve-year-old Kristen Howe, the general's granddaughter, is kidnapped.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding political mystery/thriller!

    • By Wayne on 06-09-18

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Last to Die

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Ken Howard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Tatum Knight is a former contract killer. And he's Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swytek's newest client. Tatum is the older brother of Jack's best friend, Theo. Theo himself spent time on death row until Jack found the evidence to prove him innocent. Jack isn't so sure about Tatum.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Joel on 01-11-05

    Regular price: $18.24

    • The Pardon

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    When Jack Swyteck's estranged father becomes governor, Jack's career as a defense attorney becomes a deadly conflict of interests. As governor, his father refuses Jack's last-minute request for a stay, and Jack's client is executed. Later, Jack is accused of a murder he didn't commit and the governor faces political ruin, the climax of a revenge campaign waged by someone connected to Jack's former client. Neither father nor son can help the other without harming himself.

    Regular price: $12.54

    • Found Money

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Mark Blum
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Imagine you found $200,000 in a box with apparently no strings attached. Or your father left you a fortune you didn't even know he had. That's exactly what happened to single mom Amy Parkens and small-town physician Ryan Duffy. But soon these decent, reputable people will discover that found money can be a godsend, or a nightmare.

    Regular price: $6.83

    • Afraid of the Dark

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    Then: Sergeant Vince Paulo held his best friend's daughter, McKenna, bleeding in his arms as she uttered the name of her murderer and ex-boyfriend, Jamal. That was minutes before a blast made everything go black for Vince - forever. Now: Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck has been called in to save Jamal from the death penalty for terrorist activity. Despite urgent warnings from his fiancee, undercover FBI agent Andie Henning, to stay away from the case, Jack finds himself inextricably drawn to Jamal's past - even believing his alibi that he was abducted....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Smart Writing, Great Narration

    • By Charles Atkinson on 03-02-18

    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 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    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. But from the moment Jack is called to defend the man, who calls himself Falcon, something is amiss. For one thing, Falcon comes up with the $10,000 bail in cash. Then, the body of a brutally murdered woman is found in the trunk of the abandoned car in which he is living.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better Than Expected

    • By angel on 08-20-07

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Last Call

    • By: James Grippando
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    Many years ago, Jack Swyteck saved Theo Knight's life. Theo grew up on the streets of Miami's roughest neighborhood and lost his mother to a violent crime. Although his uncle Cy tried his best to raise him right, by the time he was a teenager, Theo was on death row for a murder he didn't commit. Jack was the lawyer who proved him innocent. Now a successful bar owner, Theo has turned things around. But he needs Jack's help again, this time more than ever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book

    • By Suzy on 02-14-08

    Regular price: $28.51

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