James Grippando

marlene lopez

(Grippando, James) James Grippando‘s first job out of law school plunged him headlong into death penalty cases. That experience was an inspiration for his 1994 debut novel, The Pardon, a legal thriller that critics heralded as a “bona fide blockbuster.” Grippando’s would go on to become the New York Times bestselling author of 24 novels of suspense, including twelve in the popular series featuring Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck.The thirteenth in the Syteck series is Most Dangerous Place (Harper). Inspired by an actual case, the novel explores the fine line between victim and perpetrator, innocence and guilt, and cold-blooded revenge and rightful retribution.