Thursday, 1 March 2018

Last Call (Jack Swyteck Series) by James Grippando

Paperback:  Many years ago, Jack Swyteck saved Theo Knight's life.

Theo grew up on the streets of Miami's roughest neighbourhood and lost his mother to a violent crime.  Although his uncle Cy tried his best to raise him right, by the time he was a teenager, Theo was on death row for a murder he did not commit.  Jack was the lawyer who proved him innocent.

Now a successful bar owner, Theo has turned things around.  But he needs Jack's help again, this time more than ever.

An escaped convict from the old neighborhood shows up at Theo's back door, asking for help.  In return, he will finger the man who murdered Theo's mother.  But the answers aren't so simple, and soon Theo's own life is in danger.

Jack and Theo must piece together a twenty-year-old conspiracy of greed and corruption that leads to the very top of Miami's elite, while revisiting a past that Theo has tried hard to forget.  But Theo also has the opportunity to seek the revenge that has fueled him since the day he found his mother dead in the street on a hot Miami night.

Last Call (2007) is a brilliant and bullet-fast thriller, complete with revelations that no reader will ever forget.  It is the seventh book in the excellent Jack Swyteck legal series set in Miami, Florida.

About the author:  James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels. He was a trial lawyer for twelve years before the publication of his first novel in 1994 (The Pardon), and later served as counsel at Boies Schiller and Flexner LLP.  He lives in South Florida with his wife, three children, two cats, and a golden retriever named Max who has no idea that he is a dog.

Rating:  5/5

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