Afraid of the Dark (Mass Market Paperback)
Police sergeant Vince Paulo held his best friends dying daughter in his arms as, with her final breath, she uttered the name of her murderer: her ex-boyfriend, Jamal. Minutes later, the house exploded, shrouding Paulo in darkness forever.
Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck is shocked to discover that the client hes been assigned to defend, a young man facing the death penalty for terrorist activities, is already wanted for the murder of his girlfriend and the permanent blinding of a police officer. Jamals alibi, that he was being held and tortured by government agents at the time of the girls death, seems far-fetched. But a subsequent rash of slayings suggests there may be some veracity to the young mans story. That bitter truth is launching Jack into a deadly international hunt for a faceless killer known only as the Dark, and plunging him deep into the terrifying heart of purest evil.
About the Author
James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author. Blood Money is his twentieth novel, the tenth in his acclaimed series featuring Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck. James Grippando was a trial lawyer for twelve years before the publication of his first novel in 1994 (The Pardon). He lives in South Florida with his wife, three children, two cats, and a golden retriever named Max, who has no idea he's a dog.
Praise for Afraid of the Dark…
“More twists and turns than a snowy mountain pass…Afraid of the Dark will have readers embracing this darkness.”
“Grippando has proven his skills with edge-of-your-seat thrillers. Afraid of the Dark may be his most gripping yet.”
“Superb plotting, high suspense, compelling timely issues, and finely honed characters make this crime novel/international thriller a great read.”
-Library Journal (starred review)
“Grippando has definitely reached a new level with this series entry. . . . One of his best.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“Rousing. . . . An exciting tale of revenge.”
“Filled with twists and turns and edge-of-the-seat tension.”
“Grippando powerfully weaves Afraid of the Dark into a noir look at the fears that seep into each corner of society….Grippando has proven his skills with edge-of-your-seat thrillers. Afraid of the Dark may be his most gripping novel.”
-Newark Star Ledger