The Big Lie by James Grippando audiobook

The Big Lie: A Jack Swyteck Novel

By James Grippando
Read by Jonathan Davis

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062915047

The Jack Swyteck Series: Book 16

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094114736

  • ISBN: 9781094114729

  • ISBN: 9781094114743

Runtime: 11.37 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

As the Electoral College battle for the White House lands in a Florida courtroom, Miami attorney Jack Swyteck has never felt farther from the truth, fighting for a faithless elector, caught between a corrupt president and his manipulative opponent—with each revelation more explosive than the next.

The country is reeling. For the sixth time in American history, the winner of the popular vote will not occupy the Oval Office. President Malcolm MacLeod, the Machiavellian incumbent, was spared from impeachment only because his political foes were certain they would oust him at the ballot box. Now, he appears to have secured a second term, thanks to a narrow victory in the Electoral College.

His opponent, Florida Senator Evan Stahl, saw his campaign rocked by allegations of an extramarital affair—with another man. Despite the salacious headline-making scandal and the surrounding media frenzy, most Americans chose Stahl to lead the politically polarized nation. But Stahl is refusing to concede. Backed by millions of supporters, he looks to individual members of the Electoral College to cross party lines.

Gun lobbyist Charlotte Holmes is one of Floridas twenty-nine electors who is bound by law and by oath to cast her vote for MacLeod, who won Florida by the thinnest of margins. When Charlotte announces that she intends to vote her conscience and throw the Electoral College to Stahl, the president and his Florida machine haul her into court on felony charges—which, for some, isn't nearly punishment enough.

Miami attorney Jack Swyteck is going to use every legal maneuver he can to keep his new client free—and alive. MacLeod's hand-picked prosecutor is determined to prove Charlotte is unfit to cast a vote. Dredging through her past, he's looking for skeletons to humiliate and discredit her, while others with far deadlier intentions have begun acting on their threats.

As the pressure mounts, Charlotte and Jack must decide how far they'll go to stand their ground in the stand-your-ground state.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Expertly spun…The gorgeous Electoral College premise marks the beginning of a wild ride.” Kirkus Reviews
“An all-too-timely scenario drives bestseller Grippando’s solid sixteenth Jack Swyteck novel.” Publishers Weekly
“Miami attorney Jack Swyteck, boasting impressive success defending underdogs, takes up MacLeod’s defense, but this may be his biggest challenge yet…Thriller veteran Grippando puts a strong criminal spin on the current political environment in this compelling entry in the long-running Swyteck series.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: James Grippando

Author Bio: James Grippando

James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author with more than twenty books to his credit, including those in his acclaimed series featuring Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck. Grippando was a trial lawyer for twelve years before the publication of his first novel in 1994. 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.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 11.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English