Well this is fun – two legal thrillers in a row. This one is the most recent in the Jack
Swyteck series. I think I really like this one – but it’s #13 already.
Most Dangerous Place
by James Grippando
2017 / 365 pages
read by Jonathan Davis 12h 9m
It started out like gangbusters – coming back to the United States for an operation to save her daughter’s hearing, Isabel Bornelli, a native of Venezuela, is arrested at the Miami International Airport. Her husband Keith Ingraham, a high-power international banker, can only stand by and watch.
Jack Swyteck has to unravel the ins and outs of a case which goes back many years, to the time when Isabel was raped and her rapist then murdered. Isabel is an obvious suspect. But her father is a very powerful and cruel man and he and Isabel parted ways when he would not accept that his daughter had been raped. Keith never knew anything about this – he didn’t know a lot of things about her life prior to their meeting in Switzerland.
It’s a page-turner of the good old legal crime variety – my favorite. It’s a bit gritty for my tastes but it works. (Have crime novels got more and more involved with rape and other forms of graphic violence?)