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Author: James Grippando Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2015 ISBN: 9780062350695
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In this spellbinding new novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling author James Grippando, Miami's top prosecutor becomes a prime suspect in his wife's disappearance, which may have a chilling connection to the woman he can't forget.

Unbelievable was the word for her. Samantha Vine was unbelievably beautiful. It was unbelievable that she'd married me. Even more unbelievable that she was gone. . . .

Samantha died too soon. Abe Beckham's new wife has helped him through the loss, but some say it was a step back for Abe to marry Angelina, a love from his past. Abe doesn't want to hear it, and he's even managed to remain a star prosecutor at the Miami State Attorney's Office through his ups and downs.

Then everything goes wrong. A woman's body is discovered dumped in the Everglades, and Abe is called upon to monitor the investigation. The FBI is tracking a killer in South Florida they call "Cutter" because his brutal methods hark back to Florida's dark past, when machete-wielding men cut sugarcane by hand in the blazing sun.

When Angelina goes missing, the respected attorney finds himself under fire. Suspicion surrounds him. His closest friends, family, professional colleagues, and the media no longer trust his motives. Was Angelina right? Was their marriage not what they'd hoped for because he loved Samantha too much? Or was there another woman . . . and a husband with a dark side who simply wanted his new wife gone?

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Quotes & Awards

  • Cane and Abe is a stunning thriller. Think Gone Girl meets Grisham, then throw in shocking twists and turns that will keep you on edge as you race to the end.”

    Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author of Silent Mercy

  • “Everything you crave in a crime novel: a complicated but winning protagonist, a puzzling murder, and the kind of ending that just plain wallops you.”

    Kate White, New York Times bestselling author of If Looks Could Kill

  • “Spellbinding.”

    Huffington Post

  • “Suspenseful…moves at a brisk pace, with surprising twists and acutely drawn characters. Grippando poignantly illustrates a disintegrating marriage, allowing the reader to understand both Abe and Angelina’s side.”

    South Florida Sun Sentinel

  • “Gripping…Grippando keeps the tension high.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Another fine stand-alone from the author of the Jack Swyteck legal thrillers…Grippando writes the heck out of this labyrinthine story, keeping us flipping the pages at a frantic pace, trying to figure out what’s going on here. Abe is a very well-drawn character—we’re not quite sure whether we should like him or not—and somehow Grippando manages to answer all of the story’s questions without making the end of the book feel contrived. Very nicely done.”

    Booklist

  • “A stand-alone from the creator of adventurous lawyer Jack Swyteck that plumbs a Miami prosecutor’s nightmare when a serial killer strikes a little too close to home…Grippando supplies a satisfyingly wild ride through Presumed Innocent territory.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Grippando has been at the top of the legal-thriller ladder for some time.”

    US News & World Report, praise for the author

  • “Narrator Jonathan Davis conveys the shifting tension in this mystery…Delivering realistically nuanced voices, Davis uses subtle shifts in tone for female characters and mild but distinct voices for male characters. As the tension rises, Davis’ voice reflects Beckham’s increasing anxiety as the tables turn in his pursuit of a serial killer. Davis’ narration keeps the pace appropriate to to the action and the characters sympathetic while bringing the story to its gripping conclusion.”

    AudioFile

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About the Author

James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author with more than twenty books to his credit, including those in his acclaimed series featuring Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck. Grippando was a trial lawyer for twelve years before the publication of his first novel in 1994. 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.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Davis has been inducted into the Audible Narrator Hall of Fame. A three-time recipient and fourteen-time nominee of the Audie Award, he has earned accolades for his narration from the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the American Library Association, Booklist, the Audio Publishers Association, AudioFile magazine, and USA Today. He has narrated a variety of bestsellers and award-winners for top publishing houses. He also narrated over forty titles of the Star Wars franchise for Lucasfilm Ltd./PRH Audio, including several iconic movie tie-ins, has participated with Star Wars Celebration, and has built a significant fan base. His work as a narrator includes films and programming for National Geographic Television, NOVA, PBS, VH1, and Francis Ford Coppola. He grew up in Puerto Rico and speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and Hebrew.