The Resource A death in Live Oak, James Grippando

A death in Live Oak, James Grippando

Label
A death in Live Oak
Title
A death in Live Oak
Statement of responsibility
James Grippando
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
James Grippando delivers his most explosive and riveting suspense novel yet: a powerful and timely story of race, politics, injustice, and murder as shocking and incendiary as today’s headlines, in which Jack Swyteck defends a white college student charged with a heinous racial crime—the first lynching in Florida in more than a half century. When the body of Jamal Cousin, president of the preeminent black fraternity at Florida’s flagship university, is discovered hog-tied in the stygian swamps of the Suwannee River Valley, the death sets off a firestorm that threatens to rage out of control as 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, fears the worst. 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 Suwannee County
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grippando, James
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.R534
LC item number
D43 2018
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Jack Swyteck novel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swyteck, Jack (Fictitious character)
  • Lynching
  • Universities and colleges
Label
A death in Live Oak, James Grippando
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky288526447
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780062657800
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017022885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
nj 02/18
Label
A death in Live Oak, James Grippando
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky288526447
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780062657800
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017022885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
nj 02/18

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