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Twenty by James Grippando

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Also by James Grippando:

Twenty, January 2021
Hardcover / e-Book
The Big Lie, March 2020
Hardcover / e-Book
The Girl in the Glass Box, October 2019
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
The Girl in the Glass Box, February 2019
Hardcover
A Death in Live Oak, October 2018
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
A Death in Live Oak, February 2018
Hardcover / e-Book
Most Dangerous Place, October 2017
Mass Market Paperback
Most Dangerous Place, March 2017
Hardcover / e-Book
Gone Again, January 2017
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
Gone Again, March 2016
Hardcover / e-Book
Cash Landing, June 2015
Hardcover / e-Book
Cane And Abe, January 2015
Hardcover / e-Book
Black Horizon, March 2014
Hardcover / e-Book
Blood Money, January 2013
Hardcover / e-Book
Afraid Of The Dark, January 2012
Paperback / e-Book
Need You Now, January 2012
Hardcover / e-Book
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
Audio CD
Got the Look, January 2006
Hardcover
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

Twenty
James Grippando

Jack Swyteck Series #17
Harper
January 2021
On Sale: January 5, 2021
384 pages
ISBN: 0062915088
EAN: 9780062915085
Kindle: B088FRL51H
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Fiction | Thriller Legal

Jack Swyteck and his family are caught in the crossfire after a deadly school shooting claims twenty casualties—Florida’s fifth mass shooting in as many years—in this provocative and timely thriller from Harper Lee Prize–winner James Grippando that touches on some of the most contentious issues roiling America today.

It is the message every parent of a school-age child fears: “Active Shooter on Campus.” 

Jack Swyteck is at his office when he receives the emergency text from Riverside Day School. Both his daughter, Righley, and his wife, FBI agent Andie Henning, are in danger. Andie is in the school’s rec center when she hears the fire alarms, then loud popping noises and screams coming from the hallway. A trained law-enforcement officer, Andie knows she’s supposed to stay locked down inside the room. But Righley is in her kindergarten classroom and Andie must get her to safety.

The tragedy prompts mass hysteria—and dangerous speculation. The police haven’t identified the shooter, but they find a handgun on the school grounds registered to a parent, a Muslim man named Amir Khoury. News of the gun and its owner leaks and quickly goes viral. Within minutes Al Qaeda claims responsibility. Andie is shocked—Amir is married to her friend, Lilly, a WASP whose bloodline goes back to the American Revolution. 

When Xavier, Amir and Lilly’s oldest child and an eighteen-year-old senior at Riverside confesses to the crime, the local community’s anti-Muslim fervor explodes to levels unseen since 9/11. Terrified for her son’s life, Lilly asks Jack to step in. A seasoned defense attorney with a passion to see justice done, he’s taken on plenty of complicated cases. Xavier’s, however, is not one he’s inclined to take—until an old friend who lost his daughter in the shooting tells him that he must.  

With the public calling for blood and prosecutors confident their case is air tight, Jack must unearth the Khourys’ family secrets in order to expose the shocking truth and save his client from certain death. But he may not be able to save everyone—including himself.

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