Blood Money (Jack Swyteck Novel)

By James Grippando

New York Times bestselling writer James Grippando grants a nonstop thrill journey ripped from the headlines.

Sydney Bennett, a pretty nightclub waitress, is accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter for cramping her social gathering existence. Jack Swyteck is aware he is taking at the so much debatable case of his occupation via protecting Sydney.

When the stunning verdict of no longer responsible is introduced, electorate around the kingdom are outraged. Media-fed rumors of "blood money"—purported seven-figure ebook and picture deals—ratchet up the hysteria. at the evening of Sydney's free up, an indignant mob outdoors the reformatory has accumulated to serve its personal justice. within the frenzy, an blameless younger lady bearing a notable resemblance to the reviled Sydney Bennett leads to a coma. however the victim's mom and dad don't think the assault was once the tragic results of random mob violence.

Searching for the reality, Jack discovers higher and lots more and plenty extra strong forces are operating within the shadows, and what occurred outdoor the detention center is a symptom of an evil that contaminated the show-stopping trial and media-spun phenomenon of Sydney Bennett.

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Now, there’s a sarcasm. “Thanks, Hannah,” acknowledged Jack. “Thanks for the heads-up. ” bankruptcy Forty-Five Score one for us. Jack wasn’t protecting a blow-by-blow rating in his head, yet Tuesday morning’s listening to within the civil case opposed to BNN used to be certainly going his method. it all started with the lack of credibility BNN suffered while Ted Gaines asked that tv cameras be allowed on the listening to. “Let me get this directly, Mr. Gaines,” stated pass judgement on Burrows. “Before the plaintiffs even filed their case, you rushed into my court docket and persuaded me to go into a gag order that prohibited them from discussing the case publicly, right? ” “That’s correct,” acknowledged Gaines. “These scandalous allegations opposed to the news-gathering practices of my buyer might reason irreparable damage to BNN’s acceptance and status. ” “I remember that argument,” acknowledged the pass judgement on. “And I additionally keep in mind that only a subject of hours after these allegations seemed on Celeste Laramore’s fb web page, you filed a movement to brush aside the case with prejudice as a sanction for violating that order. additionally right? ” “Yes, sir,” stated Gaines. “For two times violating that order. ” “But you will have today’s listening to to be open to the general public and broadcast on tv. Do i've got that correct? ” “Yes, Judge,” acknowledged Gaines. “The fact is that after those allegations seemed on the web, there has been no strategy to undo the wear and tear. You can’t placed the toothpaste again within the tube, because the announcing is going. ” Gaines persevered with a forceful First modification speech in regards to the public’s correct to grasp, however the pass judgement on used to be no idiot, and BNN’s flip-flop was once no much less galling. For the 1st time, Jack felt momentum on his facet. It made Jack lead with a controversy that he hadn’t deliberate on making. “I may ask the court docket to re-examine its prior selection that my consumers have been liable for the fb postings,” acknowledged Jack. “On what grounds? ” the pass judgement on requested. “Yesterday, in felony court docket sooner than pass judgement on Matthews, I proffered facts relating to an unidentified guy who's keen about my patron, Sydney Bennett. That guy has threatened me and devoted different legal acts in his attempt to strength me to bare Ms. Bennett’s whereabouts to him. The proffer used to be made in chambers as a result of sensitivity of the proof because it pertains to an energetic murder research. I request a similar chance during this case—to proffer proof that this comparable guy has attempted to sabotage this situation opposed to BNN. We think those fb postings are one more strategy to deliver damage to me, my consumers, and my profession in his ongoing attempt to coerce me into revealing Sydney Bennett’s whereabouts. ” “Two objections,” stated Gaines. “First, we've got the proverbial what-has-opposing-counsel-been-smoking objection. ” The pass judgement on banged his gavel. “That’s out of order, Mr. Gaines. Your moment objection had greater be an excellent one. ” “Yes, Your Honor. This courtroom has already governed that the Laramores are chargeable for the fb postings via advantage of the truth that they need to have taken down the web page in the event that they couldn’t keep an eye on it.

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