The Pardon by James Grippando
(Jack Swyteck)

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Jack Swyteck, a brilliant Miami defense attorney has spent years rebelling against his father, Harry, now Florida's governor. Their estrangement seems complete when Harry allows one of Jack's clients -- a man Jack believes is innocent -- to die in the electric chair.

But when a psychopath bent on serving his own twisted version of justice places both Jack and Harry in extreme jeopardy, the two have nowhere to turn but to each other. Together they must find a way to overcome their cunning tormentor's manipulation . . . even as the stakes are being raised to far more perilous heights.


About James Grippando

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JAMES GRIPPANDO is the bestselling author of Intent to Kill, Born to Run, Last Call, Lying with Strangers, When Darkness Falls, Got the Look, Hear No Evil, Last to Die, Beyond Suspicion, A King's Ransom, Under Cover of Darkness, Found Money, The Abduction, The Informant, and The Pardon. He lives in Florida, where he was a trial lawyer for 12 years.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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 Like John Grisham and Paul Levine, Grippando wastes precious little time or thrills on the courtroom in his ballyhooed first novel, a high-concept legal thriller.

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Matters like realism and credibility take a back seat to high concept in this brisk but far-fetched first novel by a Florida attorney who poses a nifty question: What if a governor who favors the deat

Aug 29 1994 | Read Full Review of The Pardon (Jack Swyteck)


This started the blackmail that kept the amounts increasing as time went on but the governor had been told that if he told anyone that he was being blackmailed the evidence proving that the governor had executed the wrong man would be made public along with other negative information against the ...

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