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Afraid of the Dark by James Grippando

Afraid of the DarkReviewed by Nancy Eaton

The first chapter of Afraid of the Dark started off with such suspense that I could feel my heart pounding. I was completely hooked.

McKenna, a young girl has been murdered. As she died in the arms of Sgt. Vince Paulo, he managed to get her to say the same of the person who did this terrible thing to her. She said Jamal was responsible. Jamal was her ex-boyfriend. Vince heard a noise and thought he could catch Jamal but all of a sudden he heard a blast and everything went black and Vince lost his eyesight.

Jack Swyntek, a Miami criminal defense lawyer, is called in on a case. His job was now to save Jamal from the death penalty. Jamal is accused of being a terrorist. Jamal claims he is innocent of being a terrorist and states that he did not kill McKenna. If he did not murder McKenna, who did? That means a murderer is still out there. Jack wants to withdraw from the case. He is almost positive Jamal will fail the lie detector test. Much to his surprise, Jamal passed the test. Read the rest of this entry »

Money to Burn by James Grippando (Review #2)

Reviewed by Julie Moderson

Michael Cantella and Ivy Layton meet when they are both working in finance. Michael is a rising star with one of Wall Street’s finest investment banks. On the wedding night Ivy disappears off the yacht they rented. Her body is never recovered. Michael never stops loving Ivy even when he gets married to Mallory.

Mallory throws Michael a big birthday bash for his 35th birthday and checks them into a swanky hotel and he goes on line to check his investment accounts and finds they have all disappeared. He then receives an email saying “just as planned.” Xoxo. Read the rest of this entry »

Intent to Kill by James Grippando

Reviewed by Jud Hanson

Intent to Kill by James GrippandoRyan James is a minor league baseball player with a high hopes and potential to do well for a Major League team. Then disaster strikes: his wife, Chelsea, is killed by a hit and run driver, leaving him to care for their daughter. Years later, now the host for a sports talk show in Boston, he is still haunted by the fact that the other driver was never apprehended. On the anniversary of her death, Ryan receives an anonymous note with the chilling words “I know who did it.” Ryan doesn’t know what to think when Emma Carlisle, the attorney assigned the case three years earlier, informs him that she received a similar anonymous tip. As the investigation is reopened, disturbing facts emerge that seem to implicate Ryan’s brother-in-law, Babes, who has Asperser’s syndrome, as the other driver. However, the real perpetrator is still free and will do anything to keep from getting caught leading to showdown that could result in the death of innocents. Read the rest of this entry »

Money to Burn by James Grippando

burnReviewed by Nancy Eaton

Michael Cantella seems to have it all. He is very successful manager/broker at one of the largest investment firms in the world. Everything seems to start falling apart and Michael seems to be caught in a nightmare with no end.

It all starts when his wife, Ivy, disappears on their honeymoon. She is later declared dead.

Several years later, Michael now has another wife and is still successful until the eve of his thirty-fifth birthday. He had a seven-figure portfolio and checked on it often through the computer. When he checked the portfolio this time, he could not believe what he saw – a balance of zero. Apparently, a transaction was made and his assets were transferred to an offshore account. Everything pointed to Michael. The transaction was done on his personal computer with his password. This was all done while he was attending a birthday party his wife planned for him. How could this have happened? How could Michael prove he did not transfer the money? Read the rest of this entry »