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Intent to Kill

A book by James Grippando

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Delightful story, but it arguably has too many details

  • May 28, 2010
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Grippando tells the tale of an up-in-coming minor league baseball player, Ryan, who is assured that he will move into the major leagues, but quits playing and falls apart when his wife is killed by a hit and run driver. On the third anniversary of her death, he finds a letter at her grave saying, "It was no accident." The assistant prosecutor who has been investigating the case also receives a letter, "I know who did it." Ryan, the prosecutor, and others now wonder whether Ryan's wife was murdered and, if so, why and who did it? Also what caused the letter writer to wait three years before sending the letters? Additionally, is the letter writer the murderer? And, how can the police investigate the matter three years after Ryan's wife's death.
Grippando fills his book with interesting characters and has an unexpected, exciting, and satisfying ending. He writes well but some readers might think that he gives too many unnecessary details. The details are clever, but they arguably slow down the drama and somewhat stifle the suspense. However, even those readers who have this feeling will enjoy the book.

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review by . November 16, 2010
In this stand alone thriller, star minor league baseball player, Ryan James, is informed that his wife, Chelsea, and daughter, Ainsley, have been taken to the hospital after an auto accident.  Ryan rushes to the hospital, only to be crushed by the news that Chelsea has died on the operating table.      The setting is Pawtuket, Rhode Island and Boston. With the action, we are given a glimpse of minor league baseball life and the players' dream of reaching the big leagues.   …
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ISBN-10: 0739492179
ISBN-13: 978-0739492178
Author: James Grippando
Publisher: Madison Park Press

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