When Darkness Falls

When Darkness Falls

Book - 2007
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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.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2007.
ISBN: 9780060831134
0060831138
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deRougemont
Nov 17, 2012

Have been reading Grippando's Jack Swytek series in order. This is the best I have read so far in this enjoyable series. Gripping and awfully hard to put down.

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SportyReader
Aug 06, 2012

I didn't think Grippando's stories could get any worse than Hear No Evil. Sadly, I was let down.

This book takes cliches to a lower level. Swytek, a defense lawyer, is suddenly hurled into the seat of a hostage negotiator, while people behind the scenes try to prevent anyone from coming out alive.

Over the top characterizations, lack of thrills makes this a poor summer read.

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