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James Grippando's A Death in Live Oak: A Jack Swyteck Novel PDF

By James Grippando

ISBN-10: 0062657801

ISBN-13: 9780062657800

ISBN-10: 006265781X

ISBN-13: 9780062657817

ISBN-10: 1538497743

ISBN-13: 9781538497746

James Grippando can provide his such a lot explosive and riveting suspense novel but: a robust and well timed tale of race, politics, injustice, and homicide as stunning and incendiary as today’s headlines, within which Jack Swyteck defends a white collage scholar charged with a heinous racial crime—the first lynching in Florida in additional than a part century.

When the physique of Jamal Cousin, president of the preeminent black fraternity at Florida’s flagship college, is chanced on hog-tied within the stygian swamps of the Suwannee River Valley, the dying units off a firestorm that threatens to rage uncontrolled as a fellow scholar, Mark Towson, the president of a widespread white fraternity, is accused of the crime.

Contending with emerging political tensions, racial unrest, and a sensational media, Towson’s protection lawyer, Jack Swyteck, fears the worst. The proof opposed to his client—which incorporates a threatening textual content message referencing "strange fruit" at the river—seems overwhelming. Then Jack will get a holiday that may flip the case. Jamal’s grotesque homicide bears traumatic similarities to a different lynching that happened again within the Jim Crow days of 1944. Are the chilling parallels merely coincidental? With a group in chaos and a tender man’s existence in jeopardy, Jack will use each source to discover out.

As he navigates every one twist and switch of the quest, Jack turns into more and more confident that his purchaser may well himself be the sufferer of a legal plan extra sinister than the case offered via the kingdom lawyer. Risking his personal attractiveness, this principled guy who has dedicated his lifestyles to the legislations plunges headfirst into the darkest recesses of the South’s past—and its murky present—to discover answers.

For Jack, it’s in regards to the fact. Traversing time, from the times of strict segregation to the current, he’ll locate it—no topic what the cost—and carry much-needed justice to Suwannee County.

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