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The girl in the glass box

by Grippando, James, 1958-

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Summary
"James Grippando's crusader Jack Swyteck is back in his sixteenth adventure, a timely and pulse-pounding thriller"--
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A woman living in Florida illegally is turned in to the immigration department by a man bearing a grudge. The woman is put into a detention center; her teenage daughter barely escapes and hides out at her aunt's house; Jack Swyteck, the lawyer who's toplined Grippando's series of smartly written legal thrillers, hears about the situation from his grandmother and signs on, free of charge, to help get the girl's mother released. But here's the problem: the mother is making accusations that are very hard to prove, against people who have very strong reasons for wanting certain secrets to stay buried, and Jack's own safety, not to mention his family's, is soon in jeopardy. Grippando, a former attorney, has the legal stuff down cold, and his writing style is impeccable (he won the 2017 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for Gone Again, a Jack Swyteck novel). This would be a perfect time for legal-thriller fans who haven't yet checked out this series to join the crowd.--David Pitt Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Julia Rodriguez, an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador, works as a barista in a Miami café, in bestseller Grippando's timely 16th Jack Swyteck novel (after 2018's A Death in Live Oaks). When she refuses the sexual advances of her boss, he reports her to ICE, and she's soon arrested by ICE agents, but her daughter, Beatriz, a ninth grader, avoids capture. Attorney Swyteck takes on the challenging task of securing Julia's release from detention and reuniting her with Beatriz. Julia had fled to America to escape her abusive, gangmember husband, Jorge, but he soon followed her to Miami and will stop at nothing to get her back. Grippando keeps the narrative moving forward at a steady clip, expertly interweaving each character's point of view into the plot. He brings to life the fear undocumented immigrants face every day, as well as the complicated legalities they confront when arrested. Still, he never forgets that this is a thriller, and Jorge's ruthless momentum keeps the tension building to a heartracing climax. Agent: Richard Pine, Inkwell Management. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Grippando, James, 1958- Jack Swyteck novel ; 16.
Features Miami, Florida attorney Jack Swyteck
#1 - The Pardon
#2 - Beyond suspicion
#3 - Last to die
#4 - Hear no evil
#5 - Got the look
#6 - When darkness falls
#7 - Last call
#8 - Born to run
#9 - Afraid of the dark
#10 - Blood money
#11 - Black horizon
#12 - Gone again
#13 - Most dangerous place
#14 - A Death in live oak
#15 - The Girl in the glass box
#16 - The Big lie
Subjects Swyteck, Jack (Fictitious character) Fiction
Legal stories
Thriller
Mystery
Suspense
Fiction
Miami (Fla.) Fiction.
Electronic books.
Legal stories.
Suspense fiction.
Legal fiction (Literature)
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Harper2019
2019
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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ISBN 9780062885821
0062885820
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