Got the Look (Jack Swyteck Novel)

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9780060564582: Got the Look (Jack Swyteck Novel)

From bestselling author James Grippando comes the newest Jack Swyteck thriller, in a series that critics have called "riveting," "a winner," and "lapel grabbing." In Got the Look, Swyteck is up against a killer who's so fiendishly clever and diabolical that even Jack may have at last met his match.

FBI agent Andie Henning is tracking a ruthless kidnapper plaguing south Florida, one who's out to prove that all human life can be valued in dollars and cents. But at every turn, he has slipped through her net. This time he's taken the wife of one of the state's richest horse breeders and is asking a ransom of $1 million. The stakes go up when Andie finds the woman -- dead.

Enter Jack Swyteck. He has a new girlfriend, Mia, and life is good -- until she goes missing. Then Jack gets a one-two punch: he discovers that his lover is married, and her rich husband receives a ransom demand that pegs Mia as the kidnapper's latest victim. Worst of all, her husband knows all about the affair with Jack, and he decides to pay the kidnapper exactly what his cheating wife is worth: nothing. Feeling deceived, Jack at first resists getting involved. But as secrets unfold about Mia's strange marriage and mysterious past, Jack is in for a twisty ride that may bring him face-to-face with a madman.

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About the Author:

James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five novels. He was a trial lawyer for twelve years before the publication of his first novel in 1994 (The Pardon), and later served as counsel at Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP. He lives in South Florida with his wife, three children, two cats, and a golden retriever named Max who has no idea that he’s a dog.

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The only problem apparent in Grippando's latest is in the writing, not the reading. Nick Sullivan contributes a smooth delivery of a contrived plot and pedestrian dialogue. A serial kidnapper is at work, and his ransom demand is "pay what she's worth." If the ransom payment fails to meet the kidnapper's expectations, the victim is killed. Criminal Defense Lawyer Jack Switeck begins a search for his girlfriend, the latest to be abducted. Sullivan is adept at transforming a story with weak dialogue into a strong presentation. He is at his finest when he's called on to voice the several Latin characters. He has the accents down perfectly. A.L.H. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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