By James Grippando
Miami legal professional Jack Swyteck reveals himself in the midst of a world criminal conflict over a Cuban oil spill that units him on a perilous mission.
Three summers after the Deepwater Horizon environmental disaster, oil is spewing into the sea back, this time from a drilling explosion in Cuban waters simply fifty miles from the Florida Keys. The slick is headed directly for the USA, however the Cubans refuse American bargains to help with the cleanup, and threaten to fireside on "hostile" U.S. vessels getting into their waters. Backstopping the Cubans is the strong consortium that owned and operated the rig, and is tied to the chinese language, Russian, and Venezuelan governments, who stonewall all inquiries and reduction efforts.
Jack and his new spouse, Andie Henning, an secret agent for the FBI, are honeymooning within the Keys while Andie is termed away on an project shrouded in secrecy. Jack, too, is quickly again at paintings, representing an American lady whose Cuban husband was once killed within the rig explosion. although the spill happened in overseas waters, Jack attracts on all his felony knowledge to dossier a wrongful dying go well with in a U.S. courtroom and expectantly carry the younger widow a semblance of closure.
Jack's pursuit of the unimaginably complex foreign case plunges him right into a harmful international full of treacherous twists that lead him--and Andie--to an analogous stunning awareness . . . that the looming environmental catastrophe can have been no "accident" at all.
James Grippando is a brand new York instances bestselling writer whose novels are loved world wide in twenty-six languages. Black Horizon is his 20th novel released through HarperCollins, the 11th within the acclaimed sequence that includes Miami lawyer Jack Swyteck. he's additionally the writer of Leapholes for teens. Grippando used to be an ordeal attorney for twelve years ahead of the ebook of his first novel in 1994 (The Pardon), and he's now information at one of many nation's prime legislation enterprises. He lives and writes in South Florida.
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He found only hanging clothes, shoes, boxes on a high shelf. He still believed the silvery ringing had been real. He slid the door shut and looked past his reflection at the room behind him, which seemed to be filled by the deathbed, by the evil of it, the mattress like the altar of an abattoir religion. Celine had been sitting on the edge of the bed, one leg bent and her foot on the mattress, painting her toenails. Listening to music through the earphones of her iPod, she could not have heard the struggle in her grandmother’s room.
No one had been murdered in them. The stairs did not creak. At the landing, he paused to gather his resolve. The worst would be on the second floor. The mother and father had died quickly. But upstairs, the grandmother and the sister had struggled and suffered. Their cries would come to him. On the landing wall, a print of John Singer Sargent’s Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose was spectacular even in the cold LED beam. Two lovely little girls in white dresses were lighting Chinese lanterns under a bower of lilies, in a twilight English garden.
He didn’t want to think what he was thinking, but the thought was a sentinel voice that would not be silenced. His wife and his children were in grave danger from someone, something. His family and two others before it were at risk, and he did not know if he could save any of them. 5 USING TWO SPOONS, MARION DUNNAWAY SCOOPED DOUGH from the steel mixing bowl, deftly shaped it into a ball, and deposited it on the baking sheet, where eight others were arranged in rows. ” She kept a tidy kitchen. Yellow-and-white curtains framed a view of the storm and seemed to bring order even to the chaotic weather.
Black Horizon (Jack Swyteck, Book 11) by James Grippando