Got the Look (Jack Swyteck Series #5)

Got the Look (Jack Swyteck Series #5)

by James Grippando
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Got the Look (Jack Swyteck Series #5) by James Grippando

From bestselling author James Grippando comes the newest Jack Swyteck thriller, in a series that critics have called "riveting," "a winner," and "lapel grabbing." In Got the Look, Swyteck is up against a killer who's so fiendishly clever and diabolical that even Jack may have at last met his match.

FBI agent Andie Henning is tracking a ruthless kidnapper plaguing south Florida, one who's out to prove that all human life can be valued in dollars and cents. But at every turn, he has slipped through her net. This time he's taken the wife of one of the state's richest horse breeders and is asking a ransom of $1 million. The stakes go up when Andie finds the woman -- dead.

Enter Jack Swyteck. He has a new girlfriend, Mia, and life is good -- until she goes missing. Then Jack gets a one-two punch: he discovers that his lover is married, and her rich husband receives a ransom demand that pegs Mia as the kidnapper's latest victim. Worst of all, her husband knows all about the affair with Jack, and he decides to pay the kidnapper exactly what his cheating wife is worth: nothing. Feeling deceived, Jack at first resists getting involved. But as secrets unfold about Mia's strange marriage and mysterious past, Jack is in for a twisty ride that may bring him face-to-face with a madman.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061744556
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Series: Jack Swyteck Series , #5
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 26,445
File size: 869 KB

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.

Hometown:

Coral Gables, Florida

Date of Birth:

January 27, 1958

Place of Birth:

Waukegan, Illinois

Education:

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

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Got the Look (Jack Swyteck Series #5) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
B00kl0verFL More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy reading books by James Grippando, read this one. I am glad that Barnes and Noble usually tells you what order that book series should be read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well I'm muddling through the book but I find myself skipping through to many pages. The story idea is a good one but it's not written out so well. A lot of repetitiveness. I don't mind a book being drawn out a little, but this one just drags on and on. Not the authors best work. I've read the ones before this one and they were much better.
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FAST PACED AND EXCITING... THE ENTIRE SERIES IS GREAT! START AT THE FIRST BOOK AND READ THEM ALL!
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FrancesEvlin More than 1 year ago
Moderately suspenseful, but without spoiling the book for someone else, I will say the murderer's motive was not convincing for me.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The plot was intriguing - 'Pay what she's worth'. The characters and plot, however, did not have as much depth as say, an Alex Kava book. There were a couple of times when I was reading that I was wondering how we all of the sudden got to where we were. The book is interesting enough to finish, but it wasn't as strong as it could have been. I did like it, but was far from loving it.
GailCooke More than 1 year ago
Gifted with a strong, hard to ignore voice, performer Jonathan Davis breathes life into uber attorney Jack Swyteck as his narration bounces from humor to dead-on earnest with ease. Swyteck's buddy, Theo, also benefits from the interpretation by Davis as Theo tweaks his pal for being crazy in love or comes face to face with the danger they're in. In this, the fifth Jack Swyteck novel, we find ourselves once again in South Florida.where Andie Henning, an FBI agent, is desperately trying to reel in a vicious kidnapper. The grabber is bold enough to kidnap the wife of a wealthy horse breeder - little sense in coming up with ransom as the woman is soon dead. Time for Swyteck to be on the scene. Tracking a serial kidnapper isn't his prime concern at the moment - that position is reserved for Mia Salazar, who has captured his heart and mind. But, when Mia is kidnaped the heat is on. Unfortunately, Swyteck is in for a bit of a jolt when he finds out that his one-and-only isn't. She's married to a very rich man who is not interested in ponying up for a wife who has been playing around with Swyteck. Nonetheless, trick or not Swyteck doesn't want to see Mia dead so he teams with Andie to track the crazy kidnaper. The scenes that take place while Mia is being held captive are especially chilling, and Grippando paints them well. - Gail Cooke
Guest More than 1 year ago
How much are you worth? How much are your loved ones worth? Get the wrong number and it may be your last guess at anything. These questions stir up much mayhem, madness, devotion, and mystery in this most recent thriller, GOT THE LOOK, by James Grippando. Often mystery book reviews give you some clues as to what you will be reading in the story, but Grippando so deftly lays down the clues in this book that even sharing some of them might detract from this perfectly built mystery. Let's just say that we have part love story, part comedy, part thriller, part FBI profiling, and a lot of clever maneuvering by victims, innocents, law enforcement, and criminals alike. Everyone has a secret and mysteries abound. The biggest mystery might just be to discover how James Grippando's imagination created such a mind boggling perfection of events in developing this wonderfully intricate plot line. Prepare to loose sleep until you get to the end of this book. GOT THE LOOK? ....get it soon, and find out 'What he's worth' !
harstan More than 1 year ago
FBI Special Agent Andie Henning has been chasing after and failing to stop the elusive serial kidnapper, who scorns the law enforcement opponents with cryptic notes and riddles while walking away with millions. The latest encounter is in Ginnie Springs, Florida where wealthy Drew Thornton paid $1million to get his wife back he does but she is dead. --- Miami attorney Jack Swyteck is stunned and irate now that he knows that Mia, the woman he has been sleeping with, is married to rich business mogul Ernesto Salazar. However, before he can work his way through his outrage and other simmering emotions, the serial kidnapper abducts Mia. The criminal informs Ernesto to 'Pay me what she's worth' to you. This time, the spousal response is she is worth nothing. Shocked by Salazar¿s outright refusal to pay though Andie believes that is the right course of action, motive aside, Jack begins a desperate search to rescue a woman who means a lot to him in spite of her deceit. --- What makes the latest Swyteck thriller a triumph that stands out amidst the rash of serial criminal novels is the reactions of Ernesto, Jack, and Andie to the snatching of Mia. The story line is action-packed and filled with twists as Jack learns first hand when clues take him down wrong paths and cul-de-sacs. Though the serial felon ¿entrepreneur¿ seems out of leftfield and his taunting clues appear as if a wrong number was dialed, this is no run of the mill ¿Son of Sam¿ like imitator. Readers will appreciate Jack¿s latest suspense thriller as he battles with an ingenious villain and the Feds. --- Harriet Klausner