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Blood Money
by James Grippando
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Harper, 2012 (2012)
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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Defense attorney Jack Swyteck is caught up in a controversial case that focuses a lot of unwanted media attention on his client and the lawyer as well.

Dubbed Shot Mom by the press, cocktail waitress Sydney Bennett is accused of killing her two year old daughter because the child purportedly cramped Sydney's party time.

Not only does the case generate a lot of attention from the journalistic crowd, but the general public is also incensed when the jury finds Sydney not guilty. A crowd of righteous Florida vigilantes gather outside the jail when the woman is to be released and a young college student who resembles Sydney is attacked and left in a coma.

Was this purely a tragic case of mistaken identity or something far more sinister? Swyteck, who has been accused of being on the wrong side of this case, is hired by the student's parents to find out if this were a carefully orchestrated plan.

As Swyteck looks into the situation, he unearths a rather nasty and sinister plot that will present one of the biggest challenges he has thus far faced in his career. But determined to see justice served, he's not going to let up no matter the personal cost until the evil here is exposed.

Those who have followed this courtroom series will not want to miss this latest installment. Some would say this is one of the best Grippando has produced to date.

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