Maryland Blogger: Book Recommendation: A Death in Live Oak by James Grippando

Book Recommendation: A Death in Live Oak by James Grippando

Book Recommendation: A Death in Live Oak by James Grippando

 

A Death in Live Oak (2018) is the latest legal thriller and #14 in the series featuring defense attorney Jack Swyteck by The New York Times bestselling American author James Grippando. I enjoyed this fast reading novel and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his books.

 

Books by James Grippando

 

Goodreads Review of A Death in Live Oak

"When the body of Jamal Cousin, president of the pre-eminent black fraternity at the Florida's flagship university, is discovered hogtied in the Stygian water swamps of the Suwanee River Valley, the death sets off a firestorm that threatens to rage out of control when a fellow student, Mark Towson, the president of a prominent white fraternity, is accused of the crime.

Contending with rising political tensions, racial unrest, and a sensational media, Towson’s defense attorney, Jack Swyteck, knows that the stakes could not be higher—inside or outside the old Suwanee County Couthouse.  The evidence against his client, which includes a threatening text message referencing "strange fruit" on the river, seems overwhelming. Then Jack gets a break that could turn the case. Jamal's gruesome murder bears disturbing similarities to another lynching that occurred back in the Jim Crow days of 1944. Are the chilling parallels purely coincidental? With a community in chaos and a young man’s life in jeopardy, Jack will use every resource to find out.

As he navigates each twist and turn of the search, Jack becomes increasingly convinced that his client may himself be the victim of a criminal plan more sinister than the case presented by the state attorney. Risking his own reputation, this principled man who has devoted his life to the law plunges headfirst into the darkest recesses of the South’s past, and its murky present, to uncover answers.

For Jack, it's about the truth. Traversing time, from the days of strict segregation to the present, he’ll find it—no matter what the cost—and bring much-needed justice to Suwanee County."

 

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Dahlia, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3098
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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Comment balloon 14 commentsRoy Kelley • June 11 2018 01:08PM

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Good morning, Roy. I guess I have a lot of catching up to do,,,, as I've never heard of this author... so have 14 books to check out.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) 6 days ago

Thanks for the recommendation, Roy.  This is being added to my growing reading list.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 6 days ago

Good morning Roy. This work of fiction has my attention. Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) 6 days ago

Thank you very much for stopping by. Enjoy a good book or two this week.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 6 days ago

Your avid book reading makes me feel like I am so far behind with my own stack of books that I'll never catch up!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 6 days ago

Sounds like an exciting plot and mystery.  I'll have to research this author more - sounds like a good writer. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 5 days ago

Oh, and more importantly, Happy Anniversary to you and Chef Dolores. Hope you're doing something wonderful to celebrate the day. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 5 days ago

Roy,

What a wonderful review of this book, and I will research it further.  And Ron and I wish you a happy anniversary month...A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 5 days ago

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 5 days ago

Roy, the photo of the Dahlia is just so beautiful...probably like the beautiful flowers NDE People say they experienced in Heaven.  The last mystery novels I read had to be back in the 1990's - University of Hawaii Manoa assignment.  For finals, we were graded on John Grisham's books:  The Pelican Brief and also, The Firm.  Also saw the movies.  Good!!  Oh, I forgot one..I read the Mario Puzo book, The Family...the novel about Pope Alexander VI and his family (Cesare Borgia...)...

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) 5 days ago

I am not familiar with this author. I recently signed up for an online book service and can download 2-4 free books each day. I am getting quite a collection.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 4 days ago

Thank you for the reading recommendation Roy. I was looking for something new to read...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) 4 days ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 3 days ago
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