Blood Money

Blood Money New York Times bestselling author James Grippando delivers a powerful nonstop thrill ride ripped from the headlines Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck is back in his most frightening case y

  • Title: Blood Money
  • Author: James Grippando
  • ISBN: 9780062109842
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Hardcover
  • New York Times bestselling author James Grippando delivers a powerful, nonstop thrill ride ripped from the headlines Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck is back in his most frightening case yet, and this time the price of victory is measured in blood.It is the most sensational murder trial since O J Simpson s The nation is obsessed with Sydney Bennett, a sexyNew York Times bestselling author James Grippando delivers a powerful, nonstop thrill ride ripped from the headlines Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck is back in his most frightening case yet, and this time the price of victory is measured in blood.It is the most sensational murder trial since O J Simpson s The nation is obsessed with Sydney Bennett, a sexy nightclub waitress and good time girl accused of murdering her two year old daughter for cramping her party life When he had agreed to defend Sydney, Jack Swyteck knew he d be taking on the toughest and most controversial case of his career.Millions of TV jurors have convicted Sydney in the court of public opinion.When the shocking verdict of not guilty is announced, citizens across the country are outraged, and Jack is bombarded by the fallout angry, profanity laced phone calls and even outright threats Media fed rumors of blood money purported seven figure book and movie deals ratchet up the hysteria, putting Jack s client and everyone around her at risk.On the night of Sydney s release, an angry mob outside the jail has gathered to serve its own justice In the frenzy, an innocent young woman bearing a striking resemblance to the reviled Sydney Bennett ends up in a coma While the media blame Jack and his defense team, the victim s parents reach out to him, requesting his help They don t believe the attack was the tragic result of random mob violence.Searching for the truth about what happened that night, Jack makes a frightening discovery Larger and much powerful forces are working in the shadows, and what happened outside the jail is a symptom of an evil that infected the show stopping trial and media spun phenomenon of Sydney Bennett.

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    1. PROTAGONIST: James Swyteck, defense attorneySETTING: FloridaSERIES: #10 of 10RATING: 3.75Back in 2008, a case that captured the headlines in the US news media for weeks was reported. Casey Anthony, party girl, was accused of first degree murder after not reporting the disappearance of her 2-year-old daughter. The story was sordid, involving an allegation of sexual abuse against Casey’s father and the discovery of Caylee’s body near the family home. Ultimately, Anthony was declared not guilty [...]

    2. Blood Money – James GrippandoTake the horror of the Casey Anthony trial and acquittal, mix in a good dose of the O.J. Simpson trial then toss in some outrageous social media and a huge dose of sensationalistic TV and you have the basis for this astonishing book.Mr. Grippando has written 20 books to date and this is the first one I have ever read. It will not be my last one. The author has written this book as part of a series, but I guarantee you that you will not have had to read any of the o [...]

    3. Blood MoneyJames GrippandoTake a young woman in Florida who tells her straight-laced parents that she is working in a financial job.In reality, she is a “Shot Girl” at an area nightclub.The young woman’s daughter disappears and is found dead months later. A sensational trial, well-followed by a television network ensues. With the mother as a defendant.If this sounds familiar, it’s obvious that Grippando is riffing off an infamous Florida case. But this installment in the author’s Jack [...]

    4. Attorney Jack Swytek inherited the trial of Sydney Bennett, accused of murdering her two year old daughter, when her previous lawyer died. Thanks to BNN, public opinion raged against not only Sydney but her lawyer as well. This story gives you an idea, if you don't already have one, of how journalists, TV, the social media and media fed rumors can stir people into hysteria. Searching for the truth puts Jack, his client and his fiance and family in danger and enough twists and turns occur that ke [...]

    5. This is the first Jack Swyteck mystery I have read. He is an engaging character who, as an attorney, meets many interesting characters. The mystery surrounds the murder of a young child whose mother is subsequently convicted of the crime. As the book begins, the mother is released from prison and a media frenzy ensues. The story follows both the mother, the voracious public who is enthralled with the media coverage, and a strange man who is at the center of the original crime.

    6. As the title suggests, money is at the root of this plot in this, the latest in the Jack Swyteck series. It begins with a case in which Sydney Louise Bennett, the mother of a two-year-old child, is found innocent of murder. Jack, who stood in for his mentor at an earlier hearing in the woman’s matter, is the attorney of record, and the judge does not let him withdraw from the case.The trial itself leads to a media circus, which fans a bloodthirsty crowd that surrounds the court chanting all ki [...]

    7. I love character Jack Swyteck. I am not a fan of authors using (copying) a current/recent news story and fictionalizing/sensationalizing it. And the Casey Anthony trial was a news story I abhorred - the truth never came out; I found Anthony, at best, to be a shallow, narcissistic individual who obviously wanted nothing to do with her daughter. The main character in Grippando's book closely mirrors Anthony, though Grippando leaves us with solid family background that can explain his character's b [...]

    8. Attorney Jack Swyteck is defending a client he has inherited from a justice foundation after the first attorney dies. A young woman is accused of killing her two year old daughter, a media network with an agenda tries to crucify him and his client, and a murder is on the loose threatening those Jack loves. A young woman whole resembles Jack's client is injured during a mob demonstration. A thrilling story based on the manipulation of news by the media.

    9. This is a weird book. I'm a big fan of JG. That said this book underwhelmed me. Long portions of it feel wooden and formulaic only to take flight in others providing a glimpse of what the book could have been.

    10. 3.5/5This is the 10th book featuring Jack Swyteck, a Miami based lawyer. In Blood Money, Jack reluctantly takes on the defense of Sydney Bennett, a party girl cocktail waitress accused of killing her two year old. Sounds just like the real life case of Casey Anthony, also a Florida woman accused of killing her two year old in 2008, doesn't it? And, like Anthony, Grippando's character is found not guilty. The resulting social media storm also mirrors that of Anthony's case, which Time magazine ca [...]

    11. James Grippando has authored 20 novels, 10 of them featuring lawyer Jack Swytek. I had read one and liked it so when I saw this I decided to give it a try. Very glad I did. This is a fast-paced hard-hitting legal/mystery thriller featuring Swytek and his financee, FBI agent Andi Henning. Actually she plays only a minor but crucial role in this novel.Against all odds the jury returns a verdict of "Not Guilty" in the sensational murder trial of sexy goodtime girl Sydney Bennett who is accused of m [...]

    12. This story seems pulled from the newspaper headlines. There is a highly publicized murder trial of a nightclub waitress accused of killing her two-year-old daughter in Florida. The reason is that the child was disrupting the mother's lifestyle.Jack Swyteck knew it would be a difficult case and was expecting a 'guilty' verdict but is surprised when 'not guilty' is the court's decision.After the decision is announced, there is bedlam and outrage. When the mother, Sydney Bennett, is scheduled for r [...]

    13. This is only the second in the Jack Swyteck series I have read, but I do like the character and will probably read another. This particular story is patterned after the Florida case in the news years back, where a mother is on trial for killing her baby girl. There is a news character much like Nancy Grace some stuff seems predictable, but there are enough twists and sub-plots to make for an interesting read.

    14. Very entertaining novel about a lawyer and his young, immature client. 20th novel in the series by the author so I look forward to going backwards and starting at the beginning. Of course, there's a dog to make the story really appealing too!

    15. For those who want a "easy to read in one day at the beach or on a plane but has little substance" book, this is probably perfect. But that's about all this is, with most of the characters and plot twists a bit too exaggerated for my personal liking.

    16. The novel starts with a scenario that is similar to the Casey Anthony trial. The focus shifts to the protagonist Jack Swytech and his challenges with the media coverage of the trial. The suspenseful plot held my interest and was well written, however I felt impatient with the pacing.

    17. Great reading bookI really enjoyed this murder case book. I will share with my friends and co-workers. Waiting for another book to read.

    18. The best yet in the series.Real people caught up in life's worst situations.Just when you had it figured out a new twist surfaces.Keeps you turning the pages.

    19. Gripping story that sort of follows current events in the news a few years back. Lots of twists and turns. Definitely one you can't put down.

    20. I have been working my way through this series, and this may be my favorite book so. far. It definitely starts as a replay of the Casey Anthony story, but expands much beyond that. I read this book in a day, as I could not put it down.

    21. In "Blood Money", James Grippando opens with what feels like an ending - the verdict in a much publicized and sensationalized murder trial. I expected he would then backtrack to tell the story leading up to the verdict. And although he gets there, the plot moves forward rather than looking back. Someone is out to kill the defendant, a young woman accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter. But as always with Grippando books, there is much, much more to the story. Defense attorney Jack Swyteck [...]

    22. Think might be the only person who was not up to speed or know the fact that this book followed a real crime in any way.In the 80's and years right before I was too young to keep up with the news in print and too poor to have a television to watch coverage on current events.

    23. This book was a big disappointment. I'm always looking for mystery series that I can devour over months or years, and this is one of a lengthy series that might have fit that bill. Unfortunately, it was not to be. The book had its problems early on, but it wasn't bad enough to abandon until p. 140. I finally gave up there after one of the most ludicrous FBI scenes in all of literature. The main character, a lawyer, receives a death threat, so his FBI agent girlfriend arranges for the FBI to prov [...]

    24. It had been a while since I had read one of James Grippando's Jack Swyteck books. So I was glad to get this one on my Kindle and finally got a chance to read it. I was not disappointed.Although Jack Swyteck is a criminal defense lawyer, he always ends up in sticky situations unintentionally, and quite unexpectedly. This time he had done some research for his friend on the case of Sydney Bennett, which was coming to trial in a few months. Then his friend passes away and Jack is the only attorney [...]

    25. Take another look at the Casey Anthony case when she was on trial for the murder of her young daughter and you have the basis of this book. There are some different twists along the way, but there are way too many similarities not to remark on them. One of my favorite characters here is Faith Colson who has Nancy Grace down pat; the staccato way of speaking, her habit of being right all the time on her showeven coming up with the name "Shot Mom" (vs Tot Mom for Anthony). Everything else is in pl [...]

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