Born to Run

Born to Run

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Baker & Taylor
Intrepid Miami attorney Jack Swyteck is entreated by his former governor father for help representing him and investigating the suspicious hunting death of the vice president.


“[A] thrill-a-minute novel.”

USA Today


Jack Swyteck is back in action in Born to Run—the eighth outing for the danger-prone Miami lawyer in author James Grippando’s New York Times bestselling series. In this timely and spellbinding thriller, Swyteck is embroiled in shady Washington D.C. politics when his own father is selected by the President to replace the Vice President, killed in a hunting accident. Born to Run crackles with suspense, surprises, and razor sharp wit—“a fun 200-proof yarn,” the Washington Post raves—and serves as indisputable evidence, as crime fiction superstar Harlan Coben attests, that “Grippando grips from page one.” 

Blackwell North Amer
Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck guards his own family secrets closely, after his father's two terms as Florida's governor made some personal rifts public. Things between the two men are finally better, and whenever Harry Swyteck asks for Jack's help he gets it. Suddenly, Harry needs it more than ever before.
When Harry's friend, the vice president of the United States, goes hunting for alligators in the Everglades and winds up dead, the president positions Harry to be his new VP. Harry immediately asks Jack to be his lawyer.
The prestige that comes from the job turns lethal, however, when Jack finds himself at the heart of a complicated cover-up that spans nearly fifty years and the globe. Before hostages can be released, an old secret must be revealed, one that could threaten the life of the president of the United States himself.

& Taylor

Intrepid Miami attorney Jack Swyteck comes to the aid of his former governor father as he investigates the suspicious hunting death of the vice president.
An eighth installment in a popular series by the author of Last Call finds intrepid Miami attorney Jack Swyteck entreated by his former governor father for help representing him and investigating the suspicious hunting death of the vice president. 60,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061556111
Characteristics: 328 p. 24 cm


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Jun 18, 2018

Ugh. Not my kind of book. I much prefer reading the books involving Swyteck in the courtroom. The plot of this book was implausible, in my opinion. If you like reading about yet another hostage situation, Theo being more annoying than usual, as well as Russian and Sicilian mobs - then this book is for you!

nuyoricaneddie Jan 29, 2015

James Grippando is a great writer and Jack Swyteck is a phenomenal character. I've read most of his novels because I've become a fan of his books.

Aug 06, 2012

Marginally better than his previous Jack Swytek novel, Last Call. There's some intrigue involving the president in a dark secret, which keeps you interested for close to half the book. That's when things implode and it turns into a run of the mill story.

The funny thing is that Grippando started out writing the Swytek novels as courtroom thrillers. His last few have been anything but and this one is similar to When Darkness Falls, with a hostage situation.

Stick to the first few books in the series...the last three/four have been sub par.

joeconte19 Jul 28, 2012

My second book by this author. He keeps you at the edge of your seat.

Apr 11, 2011

All his books are great

Dec 01, 2010

While certainly entertaining and fast-paced, the plot lacks credibility and the "villain" is just not good enough for all the mayhem he is supposed to cause. A fun afternoon read but nothing you will remember the next day


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