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Who Jack Swyteck is?
Written by the American novelist and lawyer James Grippando, this crime/suspense series is about Jack Swyteck, a criminal defense lawyer.
Set in Florida, chiefly in Miami, the story of Jack Swyteck a brilliant defense attorney who is dealing with murder cases, but not the easiest kind. Between family dramas, conspirators, corruption, terrorists hired killers, the rich, the powerful and the poor, Jack always need to dig to find the truth and win.
Jack Swyteck Books in Order:
- The Pardon – Jack Swyteck, a brilliant Miami defense attorney has spent years rebelling against his father, Harry, now Florida’s governor. Their estrangement seems complete when Harry allows one of Jack’s clients — a man Jack believes is innocent — to die in the electric chair. But when a psychopath bent on serving his own twisted version of justice places both Jack and Harry in extreme jeopardy, the two have nowhere to turn but to each other. Together they must find a way to overcome their cunning tormentor’s manipulation . . . even as the stakes are being raised to far more perilous heights.
- Beyond Suspicion – Criminal lawyer Jack Swyteck doesn’t handle many civil cases. But this one is different. His client, Jessie Merrill, is a gorgeous ex-girlfriend who’s being sued. At the trial, Jack pulls off a brilliant victory and Jessie gets a hefty settlement. But then Jack finds out it was all a scam. Two days later, Jessie’s body turns up floating in Jack’s bathtub. As the evidence mounts against him, Jack finds himself on a collision course with dark secrets from the past and a possible killer is beyond suspicion.
- Last To Die – Tatum Knight is a former contract killer. Ruthless. Conniving. And he’s Jack Swyteck’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. A gorgeous young woman has been shot dead in her Mercedes on a Miami street. Tatum denies that he had anything to do with it, but he admits to Jack that he did meet with her in Theo’s bar, where she tried to hire him.
- Hear No Evil – A beautiful woman comes to see Jack Swyteck and begs him to represent her. She says she’s about to be arrested for the murder of her husband, an officer stationed at Guantanamo Bay. Having no expertise in military law and sensing that the woman isn’t telling him the entire truth, Jack turns her down. Then she drops a bombshell: She claims she’s the adoptive mother of Jack’s biological son — a child he’s never met. Either Jack must represent her or he’ll never see the boy.
- Got The Look – Jack Swyteck’s new girlfriend, Mia, is keeping secrets from thim, not the least of which is a wealthy and powerful husband. Then Mia is kidnapped by a manipulative abductor who makes a chilling ransom request, “Pay me what she’s worth.” Now Jack’s the one under the gun, since Mia’s spouse has decided his unfaithful wife is worth nothing. Time is of the essence, and if Jack picks the wrong number, Mia could end up like the kidnapper’s other victims: dead.
- When Darkness Falls – 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 goes by the name 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.
- Last Call – Theo Knight, Jack Swyteck’s best friend, is a semi-respectable and successful bar owner, but the past, with its risks and its terrors, has come knocking on his back door. An escaped convict from the old neighborhood wants sanctuary, and in return he is offering information: the identity of the killer who left Theo’s mom lying dead in the street on a hot South Florida evening.
- Born to Run – When the U.S. Vice President dies unexpectedly during a hunting trip in the Everglades, the President selects his friend, former Florida governor Harry Swyteck, to fill the vacant position. Called to Washington to serve as his father’s legal advisor, Jack Swyteck has mixed feelings about working so closely with the parent he’s been at odds with in the past. Jack’s duty, however, as a son and as an American, takes top priority. But the vipers are restless in the D.C. snake pit.
- Afraid Of The Dark – Sergeant Vince Paulo held his best friend Chuck Mays’ daughter, McKenna, bleeding in his arms as she uttered the name of her murderer and ex-boyfriend, Jamal. Now, Jack Swyteck is trying to save Jamal from the death penalty for terrorist activity. Despite urgent warnings from his fiance to stay away from the case, Jack finds himself drawn to Jamal’s past. But, if Jamal is innocent, then the man who murdered McKenna is still out there, free.
- Blood Money – It is the most sensational murder trial since O. J. Simpson’s. The nation is obsessed with Sydney Bennett, a nightclub waitress accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter. When he had agreed to defend Sydney, Jack Swyteck knew he’d be taking on the most controversial case of his career. When the shocking verdict of not guilty is announced, citizens across the country are outraged, and Jack is bombarded by the fallout. Jack’s client and everyone around her at risk.
- Black Horizon – Three summers after the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, oil is again spewing into the ocean—creating a politically complex and volatile situation. Representing an American woman whose Cuban husband was killed on the rig, Jack finds himself in dangerous waters when he discovers that his incendiary case may be lethally connected to his new wife Andi’s undercover assignment for the FBI…
- Gone Again – Sashi Burgette vanished three years ago on her way to school. The night after the teenager’s disappearance, ex-con Dylan Reeves 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 Reeves’s execution, Sashi’s mother visits Jack Swyteck, doing pro bono work at the Freedom Institute, and delivers shocking news: “Sashi called me.”
- Most Dangerous Place – At the airport, Jack Swyteck is waiting to meet his old high school buddy Kevin Ingraham, a high-powered banker coming to Miami for his young daughter’s surgery. But their long-awaited reunion is abruptly derailed when the police arrest Kevin’s wife, Isabelle. She is accused 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 the truth from lies.
- A Death in Live Oak – 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, Jack Swyteck, knows that the stakes could not be higher.
- The Girl in the Glass Box – 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’s rejects her boss’s unwanted sexual advances. Suddenly—thanks to an “anonymous” tip to U. S. immigration authorities—she is arrested, locked in detention with criminals, and slated for deportation. Jack Swyteck’s only viable legal move to save her is asylum—a long shot that’s become nearly impossible in today’s charged political climate.