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Black Horizon (Jack Swyteck) by [Grippando, James]
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"Fantastic...Finely crafted dialogue and a realistic yet nuanced hero make this thriller a standout."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on BLACK HORIZON

"With a story that's ripped from the recent headlines (remember the 2010 BP oil spill?), this is a solid legal thriller that should appeal to the author's fans."--Booklist on BLACK HORIZON

"James Grippando is a master of the legal thriller."--Robert K. Massie, "New York Times" bestselling author

A briskly paced thriller...The complex plot points combined with the breezy narrative--not to mention the Florida Keys setting--make for a solid beach read that will no doubt leave longtime fans looking forward adventures of Jack Swyteck."--"Houston Chronicle" on "Black Horizon"

Fantastic Finely crafted dialogue and a realistic yet nuanced hero make this thriller a standout. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on BLACK HORIZON"

With a story that s ripped from the recent headlines (remember the 2010 BP oil spill?), this is a solid legal thriller that should appeal to the author s fans. --Booklist on BLACK HORIZON"

James Grippando is a master of the legal thriller. --Robert K. Massie, "New York Times" bestselling author"

A briskly paced thriller The complex plot points combined with the breezy narrative--not to mention the Florida Keys setting--make for a solid beach read that will no doubt leave longtime fans looking forward adventures of Jack Swyteck. --"Houston Chronicle" on "Black Horizon""

From the Back Cover

Three summers after the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe the biggest man-made environmental disaster in history oil is again spewing into the ocean, from a drilling explosion in Cuban waters just fifty miles away from the Florida Keys. The situation is politically complex, involving a state-run consortium tied to the Venezuelan, Chinese, and Russian governments, and highly volatile. The Cubans not only refuse offers of American assistance, but threaten to fire on "hostile" U.S. vessels that enter their waters.

Attorney Jack Swyteck and his new wife, Andie, an operative for the CIA, are honeymooning in the Keys when Andie is called away on an undercover assignment. Jack, too, is soon back at work representing a client whose husband was on the rig. Though the spill occurred in foreign territory, the widow wants Jack to file a wrongful death suit in a U.S. court. Pursuing the unimaginably complicated case plunges Jack into a dangerous world filled with treacherous twists that lead him to a shocking realization... his case and Andie's assignment may be lethally connected."


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1191 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; Reissue edition (4 Mar. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DB30JGS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #141,493 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have enjoyed prior Grippando novels, but this was good rather than great.

It is a page-turner and Grippando does well to get the reader invested early. Some of the building blocks are excellent - an oil spill, cover-up rumours, national security issues, a suspicious death which produces a legal claim handled by our protagonist (Jack Swytek) etc.

Despite these promising ingredients and the use of some red herrings, the story sort of falls flat. The book is not helped by a number of unlikely story elements, too many coincidences (e.g. our lead is married to an FBI agent who is assigned, in effect, to the same case he is working on) and some smaller inconsistencies (e.g. one character claims not to know who another character is, is found out, but is not challenged even though it would have been important to the story for that to have happened). The antics of Jack's sidekick, Theo, who Jack rescued from death row some years earlier, may also annoy some readers.

I did learn that people in Florida eat dolphins, which was somewhat of a shock (perhaps there is a terminology difference/issue I am unaware of?).

In short, I didn't struggle to get through this book, but I didn't finish feeling that this was the gripping novel that it so promised to be. 7/10
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James Grippando - always seems to hit it right - I particularily like these - as good as Grisham at his best - lots of twists and turns, if you haven't tried him it's well worth it.
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Great characterisation. Innovative story. Loved the Cuban backdrop. Read it in 36 hrs. Can't wait for next year's book! Recommended
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He always tells a good story,Combined with Jack Swyteck an easy read nice storyline.
So buy you won't be disappointed.
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ANOTHER EXCELLENT BOOK FROM JAMES GRIPPANDO
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