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They are always good for a smile or laugh and are a nice interlude in such a high suspense novel. Dec 17, Dana Hanscel rated it really liked it. Mar 30, Deale Hutton rated it really jamee it.

At times the story seemed to spread out in every direction hitting upon lots of hot topics: Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck has been called in to save Jamal from the death penalty for terrorist activity. To see what brippando friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I am a fan of Jack Swyteck and his interesting and diverse life.

brippando Unbelievable rescues even for a usually good brighter. It was painful for me to get through, with a confusing and far-fetched plot meant to have you on the edge of your seat, but which felt flat and had me wondering where he was going with all this.

AFRAID OF THE DARK by James Grippando | Kirkus Reviews

Vince Paulo stands out as a character with strength and bravery. The last part is a personal issue for Jack as he travels to Prague to learn more about his grandfather. Their journey to piece together the past leads through the back alleys of London, onto illegal internet sites, and straight into the mind of pure evil.

Jack Swyteck 1 – 10 of 15 books. I found myself unable to suspend my disbelief enough to love this book. The man known as “the dark” plus the black ops group and even unwittingly McKenna’s mother all contributed to the killings and so on.


The women were sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp, which usually meant quick or lingering death for the inmates. And then it goes from bad to worse. Grippando’s character Jack Swyteck finally does some legal work at the beginning of this book, but then the story strays, badly.

I guess that’s how powerful dying testimony can be. Jack also has receives another piece of shocking news that has him questioning his families background. Vince Paula, who we all know was instrumental in saving Theo’s life while he was on death row, also plays a huge role in this storyline. Dec 17, SenoraG rated it it was amazing. This from his 87 year old Grandfather that has been struck with Alzheimers.

The author spent practically the entire book trying to weave together the characters and plot. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Jun 02, Ellen rated it liked it. groppando

Afraid of the Dark (Swyteck No. 9)

I read many of your reviews before I purchase a novel. This has no spoilers, as the book has NOT been released as of posting: Yes, this is a series but it can stand alone I love James Grippando.

May 13, Samantha rated it really liked it. Women and children were herded into the local school building. The truth is buried so deep and the evidence is based on the police convicting someone regardless of whether they are guilty or not.

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Soon ghosts from the past reappear very much alive, confirmed by ominous threats from a faceless man known only as “the Dark. Think Grippando will be on my list to read more of.


To be honest, I wanted to read Gone Again, the 12th book in the series, rhe of Lectus’ review. I would love to have a drink in his bar. Knowing the characters stories and histories is always interesting but definitely not necessary to enjoy this novel. I’m not sure if this is a common practice with series authors, it’s the first time I’ve noticed it.

I have a number of books from Grippando’s back list as well as his latest, Need You Now dagk out in December on my to-be-read shelf. Decent book with lots of good stuff, but way too many twists, I am done with it now fo I am still not sure who did what. As the mystery unravels the suspense grows. Grippando’s work, but this is getting a little too graphic. When the young man disappears, so does Jack’s lead to finding the real killer and uncovering the truth in the shady world of black ops.

I love Theo, he is one of my favorite characters. May 23, Linda rated it it afrzid ok Shelves: Afraid of the Dark starts with the “innocent girl gets killed” scene, but with a jamws twist – there’s someone at the scene, and they have the name of the killer.

It wasn’t as tight as I would have liked to see, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying it.