The Girl in the Glass Box

HarperCollins. (Jack Swyteck, Bk. 15).Feb. 2019. 368p. ISBN 9780062657831. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062885821. THRILLER
OrangeReviewStarIn Grippando's latest "Jack Swyteck" thriller (after A Death in Live Oak), the Miami attorney is asked by his beloved abuela to defend Julia Rodriguez, a less-than-forthcoming immigrant from El Salvador who's facing deportation after she entered the United States illegally to escape an abusive husband. The case is complicated by a hardline U.S. attorney, Rodriguez's troubled teenage daughter and unsympathetic sister, and several murders that implicate them all. Grippando weaves immigration law and policy, domestic abuse, and other current social issues into a story that will quickly capture and keep the attention of readers who may be compelled to read this plot-driven legal thriller in one sitting.
VERDICT A solid addition for fans of Swyteck that works well as a stand-alone for those unfamiliar with the series. It will also appeal to admirers of Phillip Margolin, Alafair Burke, and William Bernhardt. [See Prepub Alert, 8/10/18.]
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