The Girl in the Glass Box

A Jack Swyteck Novel

by James Grippando

On Sale: 02/05/2019

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The Girl in the Glass Box

A Jack Swyteck Novel

by James Grippando

On Sale: 02/05/2019

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About the Book

Miami attorney Jack Swyteck lands in the heart of the contentious immigration debate when he takes on the heart-wrenching case of an undocumented immigrant who fled to America to protect her daughter and save herself, in this timely and pulse-pounding thriller that explores the stories behind the headlines from New York Times bestselling author James Grippando, winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.

Julia Rodriguez and her teenage daughter Beatriz escaped bloodthirsty gangs, random violence and, Julia's abusive husband back in El Salvador. Arriving in Miami, mother and daughter struggled to carve their own piece of the American dream. While life in the States is hard, it is safer, until Julia's rejects her boss's unwanted sexual advances. Suddenly—thanks to an "anonymous" tip to U. S. immigration authorities—she is arrested, locked in detention with criminals, and slated for deportation. Jack's only viable legal move to save her is asylum—a long shot that’s become nearly impossible in today’s charged political climate.

When Julia and Beatriz made the perilous trek north to freedom, they thought they’d left the danger behind them. But now, even Miami isn’t safe. A ruthless enemy may have tracked them to south Florida and is biding time, patiently waiting to strike.

In a case where the stakes have never been higher, Jack Sywteck may not be able to save his client—even if he wins.

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Critical Praise

“Grippando, a former attorney, has the legal stuff down cold, and his writing style is impeccable. This would be a perfect time for legal-thriller fans who haven’t yet checked out this series to join the crowd.” - Booklist

“Grippando is equally skillful at ratcheting up the tension and plucking at your heartstrings.” - Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062657831
  • ISBN 10: 0062657836
  • Imprint: Harper
  • On Sale: 02/05/2019
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:34.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Thrillers / Legal
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Crime
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense

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