Synopses & Reviews
In an exciting new series that critics have called "John Grisham meets Robert Ludlum," Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck faces his biggest challenge yet.
Tatum Knight is a former contract killer. Ruthless. Conniving. And he's Jack's newest client. Tatum is the older brother of Jack's best friend, Theo. Theo himself spent time on death row until Jack found the evidence to prove him innocent. Jack isn't so sure about Tatum.
A gorgeous young woman has been shot dead in her Mercedes on a Miami street. Tatum denies that he had anything to do with it, but he admits to Jack that he did meet with her in Theo's bar, where she tried to hire him.
Sally Fenning was worth forty-eight million dollars when she died. Money had never made her happy, so she left it all to her enemies -- left it for them to fight over, that is. She named six heirs in her will, but there's a catch: No one gets a penny until all but one of the heirs are dead. It's survival of the greediest.
Quickly the lawyers gear up for a bitter legal battle, but Jack braces himself for much worse. He alone knows that heir number six -- Tatum Knight -- is a professional killer. As the heirs begin to fall, Jack and his unforgettable sidekick, Theo, are in a race against time to discover if Tatum is behind all the killing. Or is someone even more frightening, more dangerous, the odds-on favorite to be the last to die?
From the harrowing first scene through its shocking climax, Last to Die delivers nonstop action and chilling suspense that fans around the world have come to expect from bestselling author James Grippando.
"Grippando, whose best thrillers have been full of imagination and out-of-left-field surprises, looks like he's found a winner in the Swytek series." Booklist
"Grippando handles his eighth thriller, his third featuring Swyteck, with workmanlike dexterity. As a protagonist, Swyteck is likable, yet there is little to distinguish him from the current throng of attorney-heroes....Yet his adventures are comfortingly enjoyable." Publishers Weekly
"Grippando's style keeps the story moving and renders the legal aspects understandable." Library Journal
"Grippando has a deft and clever hand for dialogue.... a story well
told. We want more!" Miami Herald
"An intricate, engrossing tale of murder for hire.... the third and best
in Grippando's Jack Swyteck series. As usual, Grippando rewards the reader
with more than just a regular whodunit." Orlando Sun-Sentinel
Sally Fenning is dead, and former hitman Tatum Knight hires Miami criminal attorney Jack Swyteck to defend him. Sally has named Tatum in her will, along with five other people she had reason to hate. The catch is, the only one who will inherit her millions is the last one standing.
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Representing an accused hit man, Miami lawyer Jack Swyteck investigates his client's claims that a woman offered him her estate if he would kill her, a story that is compromised by the deaths of other potential heirs.
About the Author
James Grippando is the bestselling author of seven novels -- Beyond Suspicion, A King's Ransom, Under Cover of Darkness, Found Money, The Abduction, The Informant, and The Pardon -- which are enjoyed worldwide in fourteen languages. He lives in Florida, where he was a trial lawyer for twelve years.