Beyond Suspicion

Beyond Suspicion

Book - 2002
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After six exciting thrillers in seven years, bestselling author James Grippando is at last bringing back the main character from his blockbuster debut novel, The Pardon.

Miami lawyer Jack Swyteck is smart and tough and up to his neck in trouble. With more than a decade of experience in the criminal courts, Jack doesn't handle many civil cases. But this one is different. His client is a gorgeous ex-girlfriend who's being sued because she thought she was going to die.

When Jessie Merrill was diagnosed with a deadly disease and given just two years to live, she worked a deal with an insurance company to get cash fast. In exchange, a group of wealthy investors were supposed to collect on the policy at her death. But Jessie was misdiagnosed. She isn't going to die anytime soon, and the investors want their money back. Now.

At the trial, Jack pulls off a brilliant victory and Jessie gets to keep the $1.5 million from the investors. Two days later, Jessie's body turns up in Jack's bathtub. Though it has the markings of suicide, Jessie's death quickly begins to look more like murder. As the evidence mounts against him, Jack finds himself on a collision course with dark secrets from the past and a possible killer who is beyond suspicion.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780066213446
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: viii, 326 p. ; 24 cm.


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May 16, 2016

Another solid Grippando mystery staring Jack Swyteck. Humorous and exciting. 7 of 10 for me.

Jul 31, 2012

An engrossing thriller with some neat twist and turns.

The downsides: (1) Theo, the sidekick who's more annoying than entertaining. (2) The quips and dry sarcastic wit that so common with American authors. It's cheesy, cliched and annoying. I'm going to harp on this fact in every review of Grippando's books. They're good but there are some limits. (3) Some silly hollywood like if criminal lawyers have to endure James Bond like moments.

Despite these hangups it's a good book to read and definitely recommended for the mystery in the courtroom.


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