Born to Run (Jack Swyteck Series #8)

Born to Run (Jack Swyteck Series #8)

by James Grippando
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Born to Run (Jack Swyteck Series #8) by James Grippando

When the U.S. Vice President dies unexpectedly during a hunting trip in the Everglades, the President selects his friend, former Florida governor Harry Swyteck, to fill the vacant position. Called to Washington to serve as his father's legal advisor, Jack Swyteck has mixed feelings about working so closely with the parent he's been at odds with in the past. Jack's duty, however, as a son and as an American, takes top priority.

But the vipers are restless in the D.C. snake pit. A fifty-year-old secret is unraveling, and a cover-up at the highest levels of government threatens to drag both Swytecks under. When hostages are taken, Jack must get to the root of the evil and quickly because suddenly no one is safe, and the presidency itself hangs in the balance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062088109
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/24/2012
Series: Jack Swyteck Series , #8
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 310,199
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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 & 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’s a dog.


Coral Gables, Florida

Date of Birth:

January 27, 1958

Place of Birth:

Waukegan, Illinois


B.A. with High Honors, University of Florida, 1980; J.D. with Honors, University of Florida, 1982

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Born to Run 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In his fifties, Vice President Phil Grayson loved hunting so he went to a private land to shoot alligators while officially looking into the reported threat of pythons destroying the adjacent Everglades. Instead he dies when a humongous gator tips the boat and he falls into water filled with alligators and pythons.

President Keys informs former Florida Governor Harry Swyteck that he is on the final list to replace Grayson if he is interested. Harry says yes and asks his son Jack to serve as his chief lawyer; Jack reluctantly agrees as he prefers to remain in Florida but will go to DC. However, Jack hears rumors that Grayson¿s death was not a freak accident, but a homicide. He investigates finding ties back to an incident in 1960 Cypress and a cover-up in 2008 Florida and Washington.

This is an exciting action-packed legal thriller that grips the audience once the Veep dies and never slows down as Jack begins to unravel a murder conspiracy. The story line is action, action, and more action that has readers caught up with all that is happening. Fans will relish Jack¿s latest tale that also strains his improved relationship with his dad and his significant other.

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SlickID More than 1 year ago
I had never read the author before, but after "Born to Run" I will certainly read another one. The story line was good and it kept you guessing about the ending.
whoizme88 More than 1 year ago
James Grippando knows how to write a novel. This one is a thriller from start to finish. The characters are believable and not too much larger than life. They manage to get caught up in all kinds of problems which are trying to be solved but do not get solved until the very end. You will not figure out the answer to this mystery before the author tells you about it. It is another good read about the lawyer Swyteck. J. Robert Ewbank, author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"
ragingval More than 1 year ago
I recently read this book and found it hard to put it down. I like seeing the progression in the characters. It seemed that Mr. Grippando's writing had matured from some of the previous books I'd read. I look forward to seeing more of the father/son relationship being explored in future books. Until then, I'd recommend this book for people that like to be entertained by a good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved everyone of the Grippando's novels and read them all. Fast moving plots and characters you want more of. Can't put his books down and can't wait for the next one to come out. Continue Jack Swytect character and these action packed thrillers and write faster Mr. Grippando.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have liked all of the James Grappando's books that I've read. This is part of a series but stands alone as a good read. Didn't know the ending until it came, which I appreciate. Plan to keep reading his work. Never disappointed. I'm looking forward to his new book.
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I cannot get enough of this character and look forward to more..I love this character .
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Ok im here what do u wnt
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Bye till Fool's day, sorry.
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jcrubicon More than 1 year ago
It has been a long time since I read a novel by James Grippando. Well, before his Jack-Swyteck series. He's a good solid writer from here in Florida...but he seemed to be repeating himself. So I took a break. Chalk this re-visit up to the "separation is good" side of the ledger. As you know, a political thriller can almost never fail to engage me -- and this fast-paced yarn about a secret that the President is willing to kill to keep quiet is fun. Grippando keeps the secret long enough to be a surprise at the end but the cost in growing incredulity is pretty high. From fleeing the Russian mob to Jack's dad being considered for VP while Jack worries that his dad might also be the murderer of the former VP -- all requires a good embrace of your gullible side. Yet, it works! Have fun.
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