When Darkness Falls

When Darkness Falls

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From the moment Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck is called upon to defend a new client, a homeless man jailed for threatening to jump off a bridge, it's obvious something is amiss. For one thing, the man called Falcon manages to come up with the $10,000 bail . . . in cash. Then the body of a brutally murdered woman is found in the trunk of the abandoned car he's living in.

But it isn't until a panicked Falcon takes a group of innocent people hostage, including Jack's best friend, and barricades himself and his prisoners in a motel room that Swyteck realizes how much is truly at stake. For Falcon has a bigger agenda than suicide, and Jack Swyteck must get to the root of a dark history and bitter secrets before Falcon decides he has nothing to lose by killing them all.

ISBN: 9780062087942
Branch Call Number: PBK FIC Grip


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Apr 30, 2018

4.5 stars! Talk about a twisty-turny read!! I was definitely surprised by the end. It was different, having a book where Jack wasn't in the courtroom and, although I missed that part, the rest was so good that it was actually okay with me. This was one of my favorite Jack Swyteck novels!!

Nov 17, 2012

Have been reading Grippando's Jack Swytek series in order. This is the best I have read so far in this enjoyable series. Gripping and awfully hard to put down.

Aug 06, 2012

I didn't think Grippando's stories could get any worse than Hear No Evil. Sadly, I was let down.

This book takes cliches to a lower level. Swytek, a defense lawyer, is suddenly hurled into the seat of a hostage negotiator, while people behind the scenes try to prevent anyone from coming out alive.

Over the top characterizations, lack of thrills makes this a poor summer read.

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