James Grippando, the New York Times best-selling author of Cane and Abe and Black Horizon, makes his first visit to Thurber House with his latest novel, Most Dangerous Place. In his 25th novel, a cold case becomes a white-hot spectacle as a woman stands trial for the death of the man who sexually assaulted her a decade earlier. Is she a heartless killer, a lethal avenger, both, or neither?
Grippando’s protagonist, Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck, finds himself defending the wife of a high school friend who is accused of conspiring to kill her alleged college rapist. When questions of her trustworthiness come into play, Swyteck must determine if his client is telling him the entire truth, and if not, what deceptions lie beneath her beautiful facade. Based on real-life events, Most Dangerous Place is a riveting tale that is as unpredictable as it is thought-provoking.