Miami attorney Jack Swyteck lands in the heart of the contentious immigration debate when he takes on the heart-wrenching case of an undocumented immigrant who fled to America to protect her daughter and save herself, in this timely and pulse-pounding thriller that explores the stories behind the headlines from New York Times bestselling author James Grippando, winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.
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. SuddenlyA??thanks to an "anonymous" tip to U. S. immigration authoritiesA??she is arrested, locked in detention with criminals, and slated for deportation. Jack's only viable legal move to save her is asylumA??a long shot thatA??s become nearly impossible in todayA??s charged political climate.
When Julia and Beatriz made the perilous trek north to freedom, they thought theyA??d left the danger behind them. But now, even Miami isnA??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 clientA??even if he wins.
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by James Grippando
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