Book Recommendation: Gone Again by James Grippando
Gone Again (2016) is book number 12 of the series suspense novels featuring Miami defense attorney Jack Swyteck by The New York Times bestselling American author and lawyer James Grippando. I enjoyed this book and recommend this series for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his books.
The first thing you should know about bestselling author James Grippando is that he is no longer clueless—so says his wife, Tiffany, after “A James Grippando Novel” was a clue for #38 Across in the New York Times crossword puzzle. James is the winner of the Harper Lee Prize for legal fiction and a New York Times bestselling author of 28 novels of suspense, including the popular series featuring Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck. His latest, "The Big Lie" (HarperCollins 2020), is the sixteenth in the Swyteck series. His novels are enjoyed worldwide in 28 languages. As an adjunct professor he teaches "The Law & Lawyers in Modern Literature" at the University of Miami School of Law. He is also counsel at one of the nation’s leading law firms, where he specializes in entertainment and intellectual property law, representing clients who have won more than 40 Tony Awards. He lives in south Florida with his wife, three children, two cats and a golden retriever named Atlas who has no idea he’s a dog.
- The Pardon (Jack Swyteck #1, 1994)
- The Informant (1996)
- The Abduction (1998)
- Found Money (1999)
- Under Cover of Darkness (Andie Henning #1, 2000)
- A King's Ransom (2001)
- Beyond Suspicion (Jack Swyteck #2, 2002)
- Last to Die (Jack Swyteck #3, 2003)
- Hear No Evil (Jack Swyteck #4, 2004)
- Got the Look (Jack Swyteck #5, 2006)
- Leapholes (2006) (young adult novel)
- When Darkness Falls (Jack Swyteck #6, 2007)
- Lying with Strangers (2007)
- Last Call (Jack Swyteck #7, 2008)
- Born to Run (Jack Swyteck #8, 2008)
- Intent to Kill (2009)
- Money to Burn (Andie Henning #2, 2010)
- Afraid of the Dark (Jack Swyteck #9, 2011)
- Need You Now (Andie Henning #3, 2012)
- Blood Money (Jack Swyteck #10, 2013)
- Black Horizon (Jack Swyteck #11, 2014)
- Cash Landing (Andie Henning #4 – A Prequel featuring FBI Agent Andie Henning, with an appearance by Jack Swyteck, 2015)
- Cane and Abe (2015)
- Gone Again (Jack Swyteck #12 2016)
- The Penny Jumper (A Novella 2016 – As published, also includes short stories "Green Eyed Lady" featuring Andie Henning and Jack Swyteck, and "Death, Cheated" featuring Jack Swyteck)
- Most Dangerous Place (Jack Swyteck #13 2017)
- A Death in Live Oak (Jack Swyteck #14 2018)
The Girl in the Glass Box (Jack Swyteck #15 2019)
- The Big Lie (Jack Swyteck #16 2020)
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 Kyle’s execution, Sashi’s mother visits Jack Swyteck, doing pro bono work at the Freedom Institute, and delivers shocking news: “Sashi called me.”
The police dismiss the call as a cruel hoax. The State Attorney refuses to consider the new evidence, insisting the case is closed. The governor has already signed the death warrant. An innocent man may be executed and time is running out—unless his lawyers can locate Sashi.
A man of principle who believes in justice, Jack jumps into the investigation. But the deeper he digs the more he discovers that nothing is what it appears to be. Not the victim. Not her alleged killer. And definitely not Sashi’s parents, whose grief ruptured their marriage, each openly blaming the other for what happened to their daughter.
As their gut-wrenching and hopelessly conflicting version of events unfolds in a Miami courtroom, it becomes clear there is something even more difficult to find than a long-missing girl .
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