Born to Run: A Novel of Suspense by James Grippando

By James Grippando

While the U.S. vice chairman dies un-expectedly in the course of a searching journey within the Everglades, the President selects his pal, former Florida governor Harry Swyteck, to fill the vacant place. referred to as to Washington to function his father's felony consultant, Jack Swyteck has combined emotions approximately operating so heavily with the dad or mum he is been at odds with long ago. Jack's responsibility, in spite of the fact that, as a son and as an American, takes most sensible precedence. however the vipers are stressed within the D.C. snake pit. A fifty-year-old secret's unraveling and a cover-up on the optimum degrees of presidency threatens to pull either Swytecks below. whilst hostages are taken, Jack needs to get to the basis of the evil and quickly—because unexpectedly not anyone is secure, and the presidency itself hangs within the stability.

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From there it was nonstop public appearances that left no time for private grief. Jack remained at the porch rail, about fifty feet away from Marilyn Grayson. She dug into her pocketbook, foraged for a cigarette, and lit it. The patter of falling rain was almost hypnotic, and she was deep in thought, standing beside a pair of white rocking chairs, one of which had gone permanently still. Finally, she returned from wherever her mental journey had taken her, crushed out her cigarette in the ashtray beside the rocking chair, and walked over to thank Jack for coming.

This story was too big to let a dolt like him screw it up. She’d made that mistake before, putting her trust in people far less capable than herself. Never again. It was time for her to take charge of her own life, play by her rules—not someone else’s. She banged out a short reply to her source’s e-mail and hit send. “Let’s meet,” was all it said. ” said Jack. ” They were standing before the magnificently decorated Douglas fir in the White House Blue Room. Andie was gorgeous in her red dress, even if there were two other women wearing the same design.

She blew on her hands to warm them and—whoa—even she could smell the vodka. It seemed weird that something so odorless in the bottle could stink so badly on the breath, but alcohol was alcohol. She’d learned that lesson when she lost her internship at the White House, too. She dug a mint from her pocket and popped it into her mouth. Cool. Just like Chloe. Way cool. Definitely too cool for this fool. The wind gusted as Chloe reached the bus stop. The covered shelter was protected on three sides with Plexiglas, which provided welcome relief from the cold.

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