By James Grippando
James Grippando supplies his so much explosive and riveting suspense novel but: a robust and well timed tale of race, politics, injustice, and homicide as surprising and incendiary as today’s headlines, within which Jack Swyteck defends a white university pupil charged with a heinous racial crime—the first lynching in Florida in additional than a part century.
When the physique of Jamal Cousin, president of the preeminent black fraternity at Florida’s flagship college, is came across hog-tied within the stygian swamps of the Suwannee River Valley, the dying units off a firestorm that threatens to rage uncontrolled as a fellow scholar, Mark Towson, the president of a popular white fraternity, is accused of the crime.
Contending with emerging political tensions, racial unrest, and a sensational media, Towson’s security lawyer, Jack Swyteck, fears the worst. The facts opposed to his client—which contains a threatening textual content message referencing "strange fruit" at the river—seems overwhelming. Then Jack will get a holiday which could flip the case. Jamal’s ugly homicide bears stressful similarities to a different lynching that happened again within the Jim Crow days of 1944. Are the chilling parallels only coincidental? With a neighborhood in chaos and a tender man’s existence in jeopardy, Jack will use each source to discover out.
As he navigates each one twist and switch of the hunt, Jack turns into more and more confident that his customer might himself be the sufferer of a legal plan extra sinister than the case offered via the country lawyer. Risking his personal recognition, this principled guy who has committed his existence to the legislation plunges headfirst into the darkest recesses of the South’s past—and its murky present—to discover answers.
For Jack, it’s concerning the fact. Traversing time, from the times of strict segregation to the current, he’ll locate it—no subject what the cost—and carry much-needed justice to Suwannee County.
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