The girl in the glass box / James Grippando.

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      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "James Grippando's crusader Jack Swyteck is back in his sixteenth adventure, a timely and pulse-pounding thriller"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Julia Rodriguez and her teenage daughter Beatriz escaped bloodthirsty gangs, random violence and, Julia's abusive husband back in El Salvador. Arriving in Miami, mother and daughter struggled to carve their own piece of the American dream. While life in the States is hard, it is safer, until Julia's rejects her boss's unwanted sexual advances. Suddenly--thanks to an "anonymous" tip to U. S. immigration authorities--she is arrested, locked in detention with criminals, and slated for deportation. Jack's only viable legal move to save her is asylum--a long shot that's become nearly impossible in today's charged political climate. When Julia and Beatriz made the perilous trek north to freedom, they thought they'd left the danger behind them. But now, even Miami isn't safe. A ruthless enemy may have tracked them to south Florida and is biding time, patiently waiting to strike. In a case where the stakes have never been higher, Jack Sywteck may not be able to save his client--even if he wins.
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      Sequel to: A death in Live Oak.
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    • ABNT:
      GRIPPANDO, J. The girl in the glass box. [s.l.] : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 19 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Grippando J. The Girl in the Glass Box. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2019. Accessed October 19, 2019.
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      Grippando, J. (2019). The girl in the glass box. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. Retrieved from
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      Grippando, James. 2019. The Girl in the Glass Box. Jack Swyteck Novel: 16. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.
    • Harvard:
      Grippando, J. (2019) The girl in the glass box. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers (Jack Swyteck novel: 16). Available at: (Accessed: 19 October 2019).
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      Grippando, J 2019, The girl in the glass box, Jack Swyteck novel: 16, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, viewed 19 October 2019, .
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      Grippando, James. The Girl in the Glass Box. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Grippando, James. The Girl in the Glass Box. Jack Swyteck Novel: 16. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Grippando J. The girl in the glass box [Internet]. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 19]. (Jack Swyteck novel: 16). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 November #1

A woman living in Florida illegally is turned in to the immigration department by a man bearing a grudge. The woman is put into a detention center; her teenage daughter barely escapes and hides out at her aunt's house; Jack Swyteck, the lawyer who's toplined Grippando's series of smartly written legal thrillers, hears about the situation from his grandmother and signs on, free of charge, to help get the girl's mother released. But here's the problem: the mother is making accusations that are very hard to prove, against people who have very strong reasons for wanting certain secrets to stay buried, and Jack's own safety, not to mention his family's, is soon in jeopardy. Grippando, a former attorney, has the legal stuff down cold, and his writing style is impeccable (he won the 2017 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for Gone Again, a Jack Swyteck novel). This would be a perfect time for legal-thriller fans who haven't yet checked out this series to join the crowd. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2018 September #1

In this timely new thriller from the 2017 winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, Julia Rodriguez and her teenage daughter have fled violence both gang-related and domestic in El Salvador and landed in Miami. An anonymous tip leaves Julia awaiting deportation, with Miami attorney Jack Swyteck thinking that asylum (now so tricky) is her only option. With a 75,000-copy first printing.

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2019 February #1

In Grippando's latest "Jack Swyteck" thriller (after A Death in Live Oak), the Miami attorney is asked by his beloved abuela to defend Julia Rodriguez, a less-than-forthcoming immigrant from El Salvador who's facing deportation after she entered the United States illegally to escape an abusive husband. The case is complicated by a hardline U.S. attorney, Rodriguez's troubled teenage daughter and unsympathetic sister, and several murders that implicate them all. Grippando weaves immigration law and policy, domestic abuse, and other current social issues into a story that will quickly capture and keep the attention of readers who may be compelled to read this plot-driven legal thriller in one sitting. VERDICT A solid addition for fans of Swyteck that works well as a stand-alone for those unfamiliar with the series. It will also appeal to admirers of Phillip Margolin, Alafair Burke, and William Bernhardt. [See Prepub Alert, 8/10/18.]—George Lichman, Rocky River, OH

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2018 December #4

Julia Rodriguez, an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador, works as a barista in a Miami café, in bestseller Grippando's timely 16th Jack Swyteck novel (after 2018's A Death in Live Oaks). When she refuses the sexual advances of her boss, he reports her to ICE, and she's soon arrested by ICE agents, but her daughter, Beatriz, a ninth grader, avoids capture. Attorney Swyteck takes on the challenging task of securing Julia's release from detention and reuniting her with Beatriz. Julia had fled to America to escape her abusive, gang-member husband, Jorge, but he soon followed her to Miami and will stop at nothing to get her back. Grippando keeps the narrative moving forward at a steady clip, expertly interweaving each character's point of view into the plot. He brings to life the fear undocumented immigrants face every day, as well as the complicated legalities they confront when arrested. Still, he never forgets that this is a thriller, and Jorge's ruthless momentum keeps the tension building to a heart-racing climax. Agent: Richard Pine, Inkwell Management. (Feb.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.