Cane and Abe

by Grippando, James, 1958-

Format: Book on CD 2015
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Audiobooks GRIPPANDO James
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In this spellbinding new novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling author James Grippando, Miami's top prosecutor becomes a prime suspect in his wife's disappearance, which may have a chilling connection to the woman he can't forget.

Unbelievable was the word for her. Samantha Vine was unbelievably beautiful. It was unbelievable that she'd married me. Even more unbelievable that she was gone. . . .

Samantha died too soon. Abe Beckham's new wife has helped him through the loss, but some say it was a step back for Abe to marry Angelina, a love from his past. Abe doesn't want to hear it, and he's even managed to remain a star prosecutor at the Miami State Attorney's Office through his ups and downs.

Then everything goes wrong. A woman's body is discovered dumped in the Everglades, and Abe is called upon to monitor the investigation. The FBI is tracking a killer in South Florida they call "Cutter" because his brutal methods hark back to Florida's dark past, when machete-wielding men cut sugarcane by hand in the blazing sun.

When Angelina goes missing, the respected attorney finds himself under fire. Suspicion surrounds him. His closest friends, family, professional colleagues, and the media no longer trust his motives. Was Angelina right? Was their marriage not what they'd hoped for because he loved Samantha too much? Or was there another woman . . . and a husband with a dark side who simply wanted his new wife gone?

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Here's another fine stand-alone from the author of the Jack Swyteck legal thrillers. Abe Beckham, a Florida assistant state's attorney, has a tangled history: he's married to Angelina, but before that, he was married to Samantha, who died; and before that, he was in a relationship with Angelina. Oh, and there's Tyla, an attorney Abe had something going with several years ago, and who has just been murdered, apparently not long after making several calls to Abe's cell phone (he says he never got the calls). And there's a serial killer, dubbed Cutter, who might be responsible for Tyla's death, although a disagreeable FBI agent is convinced Abe's behind the murder, just as she's convinced Abe's responsible for the sudden disappearance of Angelina. Grippando writes the heck out of this labyrinthine story, keeping us flipping the pages at a frantic pace, trying to figure out what's going on here. Abe is a very well-drawn character we're not quite sure whether we should like him or not and somehow Grippando manages to answer all of the story's questions without making the end of the book feel contrived. Very nicely done.--Pitt, David Copyright 2014 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Abe Beckham, the narrator of much of this gripping but flawed stand-alone from bestseller Grippando (Need You Now), still mourns the death of his first wife, Samantha Vine. That's why Abe, senior trial counsel at the state attorney's office in Miami-Dade County, keeps close contact with Samantha's family. This closeness doesn't sit well with his second wife, Angelina, who wants him to cut all ties with the Vines. Abe complicates his professional life by monitoring the murder investigation of an old flame, Miami attorney Tyla Tomkins, whose mangled body was found in the Everglades. Is Tyla a victim of the machete-wielding serial killer known as Cutter? When Angelina disappears, FBI agent Victoria Santos wonders whether Abe was still romantically involved with Tyla. Grippando keeps the tension high with plausible twists, until the plot comes apart in a rushed ending. Agent: Richard Pine, Inkwell Management. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Public prosecutors -- Florida -- Miami -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Serial murders -- Fiction.
Miami (Fla.) -- Fiction.
Legal stories.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher Ashland, Oregon : Prince Frederick, MD :2015
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Davis, Jonathan (Narrator), narrator.
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Harper Audio (Firm)
Recorded Books, LLC.
Participants/Performers Read by Jonathan Davis.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Recording produced by Harper Audio, ℗2015.
Compact disc.
In container (17 cm).
Description 9 audio discs (11 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781481532457
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