Michael Gruber is an American author out of Seattle. He is perhaps best known for his Jimmy Paz series of novels.

Gruber has had quite the exciting life. He was born in the New York City and attended Columbia college where he earned his BA in English Literature. From there, he ended up going to the University of Miami to study Marine Biology. He would then serve in the Army as a medic, return to live as a hippie for a few years as a roadie for various band. He later would work in the Carter White House and also for the Environmental Protection Agency for a number of years. He’d finally leave DC to head to Seattle where he has settle since. He’s remained working in politics, but has focused more and more on writing over the years.

Publication Order of Jimmy Paz Books

Tropic of Night(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Valley of Bones(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night of the Jaguar(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Witch's Boy(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Air and Shadows(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Forgery of Venus(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Good Son(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like Michael Gruber Books, You’ll Love…

One of Gruber’s best selling books was The Good Son. Sonia Laghari and a group of people at a peace symposium are being held captive by armed hostages in Pakistan. What the terrorists don’t know is that Sonia is a Jungian psychologists and she uses her skills to work her way into the kidnappers’ psyches. She’ll have to keep them occupied long enough for her son Theo, an ex-soldier, to get there and save their lives.

A newer series by Gruber is the Jimmy Paz series and the first book in that series is called Tropic of Night. This book introduces us to Jimmy, a Cuban-American police detective in Miami who every much lives on both sides of those two worlds. This book sees him intersecting with Jane Doe, a woman living in the shadows as she is running from her old life as an anthropologist and expert on shamanism. When a series of ritualistic murders starts, Jimmy is looking for answers and Jane just might have them.

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