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Also by James Grippando:

A Death in Live Oak, February 2018
Hardcover
Most Dangerous Place, October 2017
Mass Market Paperback
Most Dangerous Place, March 2017
Hardcover
Gone Again, January 2017
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Gone Again, March 2016
Hardcover
Cash Landing, June 2015
Hardcover
Cane And Abe, January 2015
Hardcover
Black Horizon, March 2014
Hardcover
Blood Money, January 2013
Hardcover
Afraid Of The Dark, January 2012
Paperback
Need You Now, January 2012
Hardcover
Afraid Of The Dark, April 2011
Hardcover
Money To Burn, February 2011
Paperback (reprint)
Intent To Kill, July 2010
Mass Market Paperback
Money To Burn, March 2010
Hardcover
Born To Run, December 2009
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
Intent To Kill, May 2009
Hardcover
Born To Run, December 2008
Hardcover
Last Call, December 2008
Mass Market Paperback
Lying with Strangers, August 2008
Mass Market Paperback
When Darkness Falls, December 2007
Mass Market Paperback
Thriller, June 2007
Paperback
Lying with Strangers, May 2007
Hardcover
When Darkness Falls, January 2007
Hardcover
Got the Look, December 2006
Paperback (reprint)
Got the Look, January 2006
Hardcover
Got the Look, January 2006
Audio CD
Hear No Evil, November 2005
Mass Market Paperback
Last to Die, July 2004
Mass Market Paperback
Beyond Suspicion, July 2003
Mass Market Paperback
Under Cover Of Darkness, May 2001
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
The Pardon, November 1995
Mass Market Paperback

A Death in Live Oak
James Grippando

From the 2017 winner of the Harper Lee Prize for legal fiction comes a powerful and timely story of race, politics, injustice, and murder as shocking and incendiary as today’s headlines.

Harper
February 2018
On Sale: February 6, 2018
384 pages
ISBN: 0062657801
EAN: 9780062657800
Kindle: B071HD86BQ
Hardcover / e-Book
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When the body of Jamal Cousin, president of the pre- eminent black fraternity at the Florida's flagship university, is discovered hogtied in the Stygian water swamps of the Suwanee River Valley, the death sets off a firestorm that threatens to rage out of control when a fellow student, Mark Towson, the president of a prominent white fraternity, is accused of the crime.

Contending with rising political tensions, racial unrest, and a sensational media, Towson’s defense attorney, Jack Swyteck, knows that the stakes could not be higher—inside or outside the old Suwanee County Couthouse. The evidence against his client, which includes a threatening text message referencing "strange fruit" on the river, seems overwhelming. Then Jack gets a break that could turn the case. Jamal's gruesome murder bears disturbing similarities to another lynching that occurred back in the Jim Crow days of 1944. Are the chilling parallels purely coincidental? With a community in chaos and a young man’s life in jeopardy, Jack will use every resource to find out.

As he navigates each twist and turn of the search, Jack becomes increasingly convinced that his client may himself be the victim of a criminal plan more sinister than the case presented by the state attorney. Risking his own reputation, this principled man who has devoted his life to the law plunges headfirst into the darkest recesses of the South’s past, and its murky present, to uncover answers.

For Jack, it's about the truth. Traversing time, from the days of strict segregation to the present, he’ll find it— no matter what the cost—and bring much-needed justice to Suwanee County.

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