Afraid of the Dark (Jack Swyteck Series #9)

Afraid of the Dark (Jack Swyteck Series #9)

by James Grippando
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The_Reading_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
Many interesting cases have crossed Jack Swyteck's desk and he is a master at knowing when his client is not telling him the truth. The client he has now is not only not telling him the truth he will not event talk to him at all. Very interesting decision since he is being held at Guantánamo with no chance of release unless they figure out why he is being viewed as a terrorist. The world gets stranger when the terrorist charges are dropped and his client becomes suspect #1 in a police officer's injury and the death of another police officer's daughter. Jack figures out quickly why his client thought being in Cuba was safer than getting out of jail. How is it possible that the defense becomes that there is no way he could have committed these murders he was being held in a black ops secret interrogation facility? Even Jack has trouble sorting through that and the phone call from his FBI agent fiancé telling him to walk away from this one. The truth is buried so deep and the evidence is based on the police convicting someone regardless of whether they are guilty or not. Jack won't listen to any of this and keeps moving forward resolving to sort through the lies to get to the truth regardless of what country he has to travel to in order to find the answer. However, when Jack puts all the pieces together will he be able to handle the reality that maybe conspiracy theories are true and factual. I am a fan of Jack Swyteck and his interesting and diverse life. The back characters are always add flavor and spice to this series and with secrets coming out about Jack's own family the heat is turned up another notch of interesting. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced, umpredictable, good action, intelligent dialogue, belivable characters, what more can you ask for in a mistery. Excelent, even better than my first james grippando novel that i read, Highly recommende
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good reading! Exciting to read.
GtzLstNRding More than 1 year ago
I have not read any of Grippando's books before and was unaware this was even a series. The story has a great plot, is laid out well and keeps just enough of an edge that you don't want to put it down. The story unfolds beautifully and has everything you could want for a murdery myster, CIA, computer genius, a grieving parent with need for revenge, and lots of secrets that ultimately lead to the killer.
Madderly-Review More than 1 year ago
Jack Swyteck is that old friend you want to keep visiting. Like Coben's Myron and Rosenfelt's Andy, his main character comes alive and draws you in. In this book, defense attorney Swyteck tries to determine if the right man is facing the death penalty. Vince Paulo held his best friend, Chuck May's daughter as she bled to death. The name she whispered, Jamal, seemed to indicate that her boyfriend was her killer. Now Vince, Chuck and Jack must make sure that the right person is paying for the crime. This is a popular genre, and it is difficult to stand out in it. Grippando continues to do so with his vivid portrayals of his characters and their surroundings. As always with his books, I finished this with the disappointment of knowing I would have to wait at least a year to visit with Jack Swyteck again.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Lawyer Jack Swyteck defends twentyish Somali prisoner 977detained at GITMO, which stands for "Giving Interrogation Teams More Options" for three years. His client distrusts anyone from America after being bushed by enhanced interrogation techniques at Guantanamo. The charge against 977 is he signed a confession that he sheltered al-Qaeda operations chief Fazul Abdullah Mohammed. Jack wins the case for his client, but over lunch with Neil Goderich, instead of the release of 977, he is informed he has been handed over to Florida law enforcement. 977 has been identified as American Jamal Wakefield, wanted by Miami police for the murder of his former girlfriend McKenna Mays three years ago. Jamal is sent to Florida to stand trial with Jack defending him again. Jamal explains an over the top conspiracy of abduction and rendition to a Prague prison, and forceful interrogation. He names people as his alibi, but each person he claims as a witness is killed by an unknown assassin team; Jack believes the Pentagon is outsourcing murder to Black Ice. Jack tries to find ways to end the killing spree that seems sanctioned high up; even as his girlfriend FBI Agent Andie warns him to drop the case. Still he remains resolute unaware how deadly the Dark truly is. . The latest Swyteck legal thriller (see Born to Run) is an excellent tale as the attorney goes from defending his African client against terrorism charges to defending his American client against murder charges. With some nasty foes on all sides of the war against terrorism and an irate avenger demanding justice for McKenna, Jack struggles to do right by his client if he lives so long. Afraid of the Dark is a terrific international thriller. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an exciting, compelling read. Characters seemed real (believable) and the plot did too. Just wished I knew what happened to Shanda. Grippando is an excellent writer.
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Heyy this book is kind of weird
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I read all the Jack series.I could not get enough of this character .If stuff could happen it did to him .I look forward to more in this series.
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Fighterjock More than 1 year ago
I have long been a big fan of Grippando, both with Swyteck and without. I think this is his most intense work to date, with a complicated plot and a myriad of sub-plots. There was a great deal of disturbing information provided about just some of the goings-on within the Internet sex community...yuk!!
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