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Gone Again: A Jack Swyteck Novel    by James Grippando order for
Gone Again
by James Grippando
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Harper, 2016 (2016)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

In one of his most intriguing novels to date, James Grippando provides his signature series protagonist, Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck, with an exceedingly challenging case.

Convicted for the rape and murder of Sashi Burgette, a beautiful teen who went missing three years ago, Dylan Reeves has just learned that the governor has signed his death warrant. Although the girl's corpse was never found, DNA traces and a drunken confession were enough to garner Reeves, an ex-con, a murder conviction.

Now Sashi's mother has intervened with an amazing claim. She believes her daughter is not dead and she wants Jack to try to find the girl and save her accused killer from receiving a lethal injection.

The police don't buy the distraught woman's odd claim but Jack believes it has merit. He is willing to try to find the adolescent and forestall a grave miscarriage of justice, but besides the challenges this case presents, an additional the problem is that none of the principal characters involved are completely credible.

In this instance, arriving at the truth will force the lawyer to use all his courtroom skill and also require a modicum of luck. Along the way, the reader will encounter the twists and surprises one expects to discover in any James Grippando novel.

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