A Death in Live Oak
- Thrillers & Suspense
Jack Swyteck confronts Florida’s ugly history
Mark Towson, president of a prominent white college fraternity, is accused of the lynching murder of black fraternity president Jamal Cousin. The evidence—including a threatening text message referencing “strange fruit”—seems overwhelming. Jamal’s gruesome murder bears similarities to another lynching back in the Jim Crow days.
Are the chilling parallels coincidental? Amid racial unrest, a community in chaos and a young man’s life in jeopardy, defense attorney Jack Swyteck must find out.
Jack becomes convinced that Towson himself may be the victim of a sinister criminal plan. Risking his reputation, he plunges into the dark recesses of Florida’s past—and its murky present—to bring justice in this shocking and incendiary suspense novel.
“Grippando has become a master at taking ‘ripped from the headlines’ events and turning them into involving thrillers.”—Miami Herald
“Tackling racism, white supremacists, and a generations-old lynching, the book is admirably heartfelt and humane.”—Kirkus Reviews
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||February 6, 2018|