Hear No Evil (Grippando, James)

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Miami attorney Jack Swyteck is involved in the most explosive criminal trial of his career -- a case that starts with a murder on a military base and concludes with a shocking surprise that will change Jack's life forever.

A beautiful woman comes to see Jack and begs him to represent her. She says she's about to be arrested for the murder of her husband, an officer stationed at Guantanamo Bay. Having no expertise in military law and sensing that the woman isn't telling him the entire truth, Jack turns her down. Then she drops a bombshell: She claims she's the adoptive mother of Jack's biological son -- a child he's never met. Either Jack must represent her or he'll never see the boy.

So Jack agrees, but with great foreboding. He has an unreliable client -- a blackmailer who just might be a murderer -- and he has to travel to Gitmo and on to Havana to tussle with people who clearly have a lot to hide. This is a case with as many twists and turns as it has unanswered questions, and the personal toll on Jack won't end until he's forced to confront the ultimate surprise witness in a trial that rocks the city of Miami.

In signature Grippando style, Hear No Evil is an intricate, fast-paced, and captivating thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end.

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About the Author:

James Grippando is the bestselling author of eight novels -- Last to Die, Beyond Suspicion, A King's Ransom, Under Cover of Darkness, Found Money, The Abduction, The Informant, and The Pardon -- which are enjoyed worldwide in nineteen languages. He lives in Florida, where he was a trial lawyer for twelve years.

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The evil in the latest thriller by this lawer-turned-novelist is not in the listening, but in the plotting. Jack Swyteck is back to defend a woman accused of killing her husband, a captain at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The first twist is that the woman's deaf adopted son, who was in the next room during the murder, may be Swyteck's offspring. The second is that one of Castro's soldiers, who was spying on the base, may be the only witness to the murder. Imagine bringing a Cuban soldier to Miami to testify. Nick Sullivan is especially believable when he performs Latin characters. His accents are near perfect, and his clear voice keeps the listener on the edge. A.L.H. AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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