Originally Published in 2001.
Is this great literature?
Is it a great piece of escapism?
Grippando is on my short list of authors to keep an eye out for. Almost always he delivers some legal thrills, a bit of injustice that drags the reader in and some twists and turns to make the ride interesting.
In this book, a young up-and-coming lawyer's father is kidnapped in Colombia. As Nick Rey tries to free his father (Matthew Rey) his professional life, his personal life and his family's secrets all get shaken up.
In a nice play on words, "rey" is Spanish for "king" - the book is about getting the ransom for Matthew Rey's release.
I give this one 5 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: A King's Ransom by James Grippando.
Reviewed on December 29, 2007.