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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (932 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Grippando Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Swyteck Series Release Date:
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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.

Panicked and on the run, Falcon takes Jack's best friend, Theo, as hostage. They end up barricaded in a motel room, and Theo isn't the only one at Falcon's mercy. Jack has to work with the cops and their crackerjack hostage negotiator to free Theo and the other hostages before Falcon decides he has nothing to lose by killing them all.

But what Jack doesn't know is that Falcon has a much bigger agenda—and that people behind the scenes will stop at nothing to keep their dangerous secrets. Thus unfolds a lightning-paced, impossible-to-put-down story, as only James Grippando can tell it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Deeper than its predecessors. And that’s good, because Grippando is at his best when he's telling a story that’s more than a mere whodunit. The novel feels darker, more dramatic…By far the best in the series.”


  • “Combining the heart-pounding pace of a David Baldacci novel and the sharp wit of William Lashner fare, Grippando builds on his résumé of bestselling legal thrillers with another winner. Recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “From the get-go, it’s beaucoup suspense—and then Grippando puts pedal to metal…Filled with hostages, hush money and Miami vice, but it’s the relentless pacing that makes this one sizzle.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary Todd | 2/19/2014

    " Nasty things happen in S. America "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Deale Hutton | 2/8/2014

    " Really like the two main characters and the political background of this novel. Plot unraveled slowly, but that was a good thing. Kept me up at night. Going for another one of his right away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jim | 2/5/2014

    " Good Read, I'll have to read more from this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jack | 2/3/2014

    " Engrossing thriller whose hero, a lawyer, finds his latest client isn't all that he seems. The action in the story has its roots in Argentina's dirty war. "

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