James Grippando

Cindy Seip

James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author of suspense. He was a trial lawyer for twelve years before the publication of his first novel, The Pardon, in 1994. He is now counsel at the law firm of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP and an adjunct professor of law and modern literature at the University of Miami School of Law. His novel Gone Again won the 2017 Harper Lee Prize in Legal Fiction. His latest Jack Swyteck novel is The Girl in the Glass Box (Harper). Miami attorney Jack Swyteck lands in the heart of the contentious immigration debate when he takes on the case of an undocumented immigrant who fled to America to protect her daughter and save herself. Julia Rodriguez and her teenage daughter Beatriz escaped bloodthirsty gangs, random violence and, Julia’s abusive husband back in El Salvador. While life in the States is hard, it is safer, until Julia’s rejects her boss’s unwanted sexual advances. Suddenly—thanks to an “anonymous” tip—she is arrested, locked in detention, and slated for deportation. Jack’s only viable legal move to save her is asylum—a long shot in today’s charged political climate. Julia and Beatriz thought they’d left danger behind them in El Salvador. But now, even Miami isn’t safe. A ruthless enemy may have tracked them and is biding time, patiently waiting to strike. In a case where the stakes have never been higher, Jack Sywteck may not be able to save his client—even if he wins.