When Darkness Falls (Jack Swyteck Novel #6) (Paperback)

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Description


In the latest novel from the bestselling author whom critics have called "the thriller writer to watch," lawyer Jack Swyteck tackles a case in which the life of his best friend hangs in the balance—and in which nothing is as it seems.

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.

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

What Jack doesn't know is that Falcon has a much bigger agenda, and that there are people behind the scenes who will stop at nothing to keep their dangerous secrets. Thus unfolds a riveting, lightning-paced story, as only James Grippando can tell it.

About the Author


James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author of suspense and the winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. Twenty is his twenty-ninth novel. He lives in South Florida, where he is a trial lawyer and teaches law and literature at the University of Miami School of Law.

Praise For…


“Engaging characters.”
Publishers Weekly

“From the get-go, it’s beaucoups suspense. . . . It’s the relentless pacing that makes this one sizzle.”
Kirkus Reviews

“By far the best in the series.”
Booklist

“Pardon the pun, but Grippando grips from the first page.”
— Harlan Coben

“Grippando builds on his resume of bestselling legal thrillers with another winner.”
Library Journal

“Well written . . . gripping.”
Washington Post
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060831158
Publisher: HarperLuxe
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2007
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: Jack Swyteck Novel