When Darkness Falls

When Darkness Falls

Book - 2007
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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.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2007.
ISBN: 9780060831141
9780060831134
0060831138
Characteristics: 328 p. ;,24 cm.

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deRougemont
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.

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SportyReader
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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