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Informant [Hardcover]

James Grippando
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Aug. 22 1996
Reporter Michael Posten begins to receive phone calls from an anonymous stranger with an uncanny ability to predict the moves of a serial killer and joins forces with FBI agent Maria Del Ray to find the murderer before it is too late. 60,000 first printing. $60,000 ad/promo.

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If you thought The Silence of the Lambs was the last word on how the FBI tracks serial killers, think again. Grippando -- the Miami lawyer who scored with The Pardon -- manages to reveal even more inside information as agent Victoria Santos goes after a particularly nasty murderer/mutilator. Helping in the chase is reporter Mike Posten, getting repeated tips from somebody who reveals the kind of details only the actual killer could know. There's also an exciting, ultra-violent conclusion on a cruise ship just begging for Bruce Willis and Demi Moore.

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The title character of attorney Grippando's second thriller (after The Pardon) is the anonymous man who contacts Miami Tribune reporter Mike Posten and claims that he can predict the next victim of a serial killer who has eluded the FBI's Child Abduction and Serial Killer Unit. The informant wants to be paid in cash for what he says he knows. After a brief debate, Posten and his paper pony up for a series of exclusives. Posten also talks to the FBI, in the form of agent Victoria Santos, who is alone in believing that the informant and the killer are different people. It's an unusually cerebral and low-key beginning to a serial-killer thriller, emphasizing procedure, forensics and professional ethics rather than shock or even suspense; the killings that occur during this set-up take place off page. Soon enough, however, the informer/killer question is resolved and Grippando moves his story into more familiar territory, telling an absorbing tale with cool competence. The murders are given a plausible motive and the climax, which takes place on a hijacked cruise ship, surges with tension; even Posten's marital problems are tied neatly to the plot line. Former FBI agent and veteran serial-killer-stalker John Douglas (Mind Hunter) has blurbed this novel as authentic and "thoroughly convincing"; true?and it's a nail-biter to boot. $60,000 ad/promo; simultaneous HarperAudio release.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Grippando Winner Jan. 23 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The Informant, the third James Grippando book that I have read, is a high-class thriller. After reading The Pardon, and Beyond Suspicion (both recommended) I wasn't sure what I'd think of a non-Jack Swyteck Grippando novel. I was pleasantly surprised.
In The Informant Mr. Grippando has woven together an interesting story about three different people. Victoria Santos is a FBI agent tracking a serial killer, Mike Poston is a top notch reporter at a Miami newspaper, and the informant is a mysterious person with an uncanny ability to predict where the killer will strike next. I love the characters that Grippando creates. There always seems to one that has a past that works its way into the plot by stories end. This book is no exception. Although I did figure out the "twist" early in the story, it still was well crafted.
The story is fast paced, intriguing, and at times gruesome. The final 100 pages were non-stop action. It's a fun read that will keep you up all hours of the night. I recommend The Informant!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Books I've ever read! Feb. 24 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Overall I think it was a great book, it was very realistic and really held my interest. It was never boring, and it kept a fast pace, the tension keeps getting higher and higher. The book is about a serial killer that murders people all over the US. In the book you follow FBI agent Victoria Santos who teams up with Mike Posten, reporter for the Tribune. Mike Posten is getting calls from a person who says he is an informant. This informant says he can predict the murders before they happen. It is a good book and I recommend it to anybody who like fast paced thrillers.Overall I think it was a great book, it was very realistic and really held my interest. It was never boring, and it kept a fast pace, the tension keeps getting higher and higher. The book is about a serial killer that murders people all over the US. In the book you follow FBI agent Victoria Santos who teams up with Mike Posten, reporter for the Tribune. Mike Posten is getting calls from a person who says he is an informant. This informant says he can predict the murders before they happen. It is a good book and I recommend it to anybody who like fast paced thrillers.
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4.0 out of 5 stars My first book by James Grippando.... Sept. 23 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
and it was a winner!
Grippando has given an intricate portrait of the tracking of a serial killer, and increased the believability by having the two main characters, FBI Agent Victoria Santos and reporter Mike Posten, work together in a credible way, and without the seemingly obligatory affair or companion story about them falling in love.
The identity of The Informant is a little too easy to guess, and a little farfetched, but other than that, the book succeeds on many levels. It's action-packed, with interesting characterization, and compels the reader to finish the tale as fast as possible. Grippando keeps the plot twists somewhat bizarre, so its difficult to know which way the story is going next....all of which adds up to a very satisfying read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Gripping Tale of Forensics & Criminal Profiling Oct. 19 2000
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On the trail of a serial killer, FBI special agent Victoria Santos eventually teams up with Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Mike Posten when he begins receiving anonymous messages from a caller who claims to be able to predict the name of the next victim BEFORE they're murdered. As the pair reach the crime scenes they discover that the murders appear to be linked by certain physical evidence. Following the trail of victims, they must determine whether the caller is the real killer or an informant. The story follows the action from victim # 1 to the end with interesting sub-plots that add intensity to the overall story. The suspense is nonstop; a thrilling page-turner that keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "THE INFORMANT" IS EXCELLENT!!! June 30 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is a great mystery. People are being killed all across the country by the same person. How are they connected? Some are men, some women, older couples and young people. They has to be a common thread somewhere that is putting them together. Mike Posten is receiving calls that tell him who and where the next victim is going to be before the bodies are found. Is this the killer or an informant? Victoria Santos leds a group of FBI agents in trying to find and stop the killing. The book takes many twist and turns, it ties people to the killer in ways you can not think of. It will hold your attenion. You may not sleep to secure for a night or two but it is a good book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars PLEASE DONT MISS THIS BOOK! May 13 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
James Grippando joins the elite class of writers!...
I got this book from my library in the evening. I had a morning shift the next day.
well i started reading this book at around 11:00 p.m. and believe you me that this book is so good, so gripping that i forgot everything around me.
I finished reading the book early morning and directly got ready for my morning shift.
I did not sleep a wink.....
So please book lovers go ahead and read all books by Grippando because this guy never lets you down.
Spine chilling thrillers are his forte and none does it better than him.......
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4.0 out of 5 stars well written, thrilling March 14 1998
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
Great book overall. It's never boring, the quality is there throughout. The characters are strong and interesting, the plot is good, the pace fast, the tension keeps getting higher and higher. The only thing lacking is 'style'. Keep in mind that most authors don't have a difinitive style and not having one doesn't make a book not worth reading. I just think 'style' adds that something special to a book of this genre. Nevertheless, it's still a book worth reading for the excitement. I'd like to read it a second time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As good as the rest
I have found Mr. Grippando's books to rate among the finest of legal/mystery/serial killer writers. He writes with a down to earth understanding of peoples feelings and ways that... Read more
Published on Nov. 8 2003 by David A. Spearman
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
But the isues raised have been better addressed, see "In the Heat of the Summer",. An interesting villain but nothing earth shaking.
Published on Dec 22 2002 by John Bowes
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read!
This is the second book I have read featuring Victoria Santos after I read UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS (also featuring Victoria Santos - cameo appearance only). Read more
Published on Dec 11 2002 by M. Steffen
3.0 out of 5 stars Annoyed in Philadelphia
Get this guy a thesaurus. Everybody is smirking. Can't they grin, smile, leer, grimace, etc.
Published on July 28 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars Better Than Other Grippando
Interesting book that holds your attention much more than the other Grippando book - Interesting plot twist that was somewhat easy to spot about halfway through but doesn't... Read more
Published on Dec 27 2001 by Scott A. Gill
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
This is the second book that I have read by James Grippando and it is excellent. It had me on the edge of my seat and I couldn't put it down. Read more
Published on July 17 2001 by Susan Pappas
5.0 out of 5 stars The Informant
Excellent read. I couldn't put the book down. It was full of the kind of details that readers love to gnaw on. And suspense--forget about it. Wonderful!
Published on July 9 2000
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