Cane and Abe

Cane and Abe

Book - 2014
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A spellbinding novel of suspense from New York Times bestselling author James Grippando, in which Miami's top prosecutor becomes a prime suspect in his wife's disappearance, which may have a chilling connection to the woman he can't forget.

Unbelievable was the word for her. Samantha Vine was unbelievably beautiful. It was unbelievable that she'd married me. Even more unbelievable that she was gone . . .

Samantha died too soon. Abe Beckham's new wife has helped him through the loss, but some say it was a step back to marry Angelina, a love from Abe's past. Abe doesn't want to hear it, and through the ups and downs, he's even managed to remain a star prosecutor at the Miami State Attorney's Office.

Then everything goes wrong.  A woman's body is discovered dumped in the Everglades, and Abe is called upon to monitor the investigation. The FBI is tracking a killer in South Florida they call "Cutter" because his brutal methods harken back to Florida's dark past, when machete-wielding men cut sugarcane by hand in the blazing sun.

But when the feds discover that Abe had a brief encounter with the victim after Samantha's death, and when Angelina goes missing, the respected attorney finds himself under fire. Suspicion surrounds him. His closest friends, family, professional colleagues, and the media no longer trust his motives. Was Angelina right? Was their marriage not what they'd hoped for because he loved Samantha too much? Or was there another woman . . . and a husband with a dark side who simply wanted his new wife gone?

Publisher: New York : Harper, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ♭2014
ISBN: 9780062295392
Characteristics: 356 pages


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Mar 28, 2017

This book had mixed reviews so I wasn't sure if I would actually finish it. However, I was pleasantly surprised. It was a good read.

Mar 26, 2017

A good read but not as great as Gone Girl. Too bad!

Aug 04, 2015

This book was okay but there were several things I found lacking. Among them were aspects of the plot that the author pursued and then turned out to be just a waste of time, characters that the the author could not make believable ("femme fatale"), and dialogue that simply did not ring true.

athompson10 Apr 02, 2015

Meh. Lots of loose ends tied up in a very unsatisfying way, with a weak "Gone Girl" subtheme that's not really believable. And a truly horrific pun for the title (nothing at all to do with Cain and Abel; the main character is named Abe and some of the story has to do with sugarcane. Ha.ha.ha.)

Mar 31, 2015

Part John Grisham, part Gone Girl, unfortunately not as good as either. This legal thriller/mystery seems to have borrowed from other sources and come up with a fairly predictable outcome. Disappointing!

SFM1 Mar 13, 2015

A real waste of time. Looks like the author is trying to make money for a very bad sequel.

Time for Grippando to take some time off.

akasq Mar 09, 2015

A legal thriller that has it all.
Twist and turns, interesting
characters and a great ending.
An enjoyable read!

Feb 15, 2015

I've enjoyed this author's novels in the past, so was very disappointed in this one. It's so poorly written and so boring, it became one of those rare books that I just didn't bother to finish.

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