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A death in Live Oak: A Jack Swytek Novel

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From New York Times bestselling author James Grippando, a riveting, timely story ripped from the headlines. Defense attorney Jack Swyteck defends a white college student charged in Florida's first racial terror lynching in more than a half century.

When the body of Jamal Cousin, president of the pre-eminent black fraternity at the University of Florida, is discovered hogtied in the Stygian water swamps of the Suwanee River Valley, the death sets off a firestorm that threatens to rage out of control when 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, knows that the stakes could not be higher--inside or outside the old Suwanee County Courthouse. The evidence against his client seems overwhelming. Then Jack gets a break that could turn the case. Jamal's murder bears disturbing similarities to another lynching that occurred back in the Jim Crow days of 1944. Are the chilling parallels purely coincidental?

With each twist and turn, Jack is convinced that his client may be the victim of something even more sinister than the case presented by the state attorney. For Jack, it's about the truth. And he's determined to find it, no matter what the cost.

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Attorney and client -- Fiction
Audiobooks
College fraternity members -- Fiction
Florida -- Race relations -- Fiction
Hate crimes -- Fiction
Legal fiction (Literature)
Legal stories
Lynching -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Racism -- Fiction
Racism -- United States -- History -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
Swyteck, Jack (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
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Trials (Murder) -- Florida -- Fiction
title_display A death in Live Oak
title_full A Death in Live Oak
A Death in Live Oak A Jack Swytek Novel
A death in Live Oak / James Grippando
A death in live oak / James Grippando
title_short A death in Live Oak
title_sub A Jack Swytek Novel
topic_facet African American fraternal organizations
Attorney and client
College fraternity members
Fiction
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History
Investigation
Legal stories
Lynching
Murder
Mystery
Race relations
Racism
Suspense
Swyteck, Jack (Fictitious character)
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