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Betrayal of Faith (A Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Book 1)

Mark M. Bello

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Betrayal of Faith (A Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Book 1)

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Making the law interesting is a difficult task for any writer. Legal dramas are typically long, drawn-out affairs with arcane twists that appeal largely to those practicing law. This book, and John Grisham’s writing, are the only exceptions I can think of to this general rule.

This book tells the story of a young widow devastated by the sexual abuse of her two young teenage boys by a trusted priest. Some descriptions of the abuse are disturbing and graphic so that would be my only reservation in recommending this book to everyone—it could be a traumatic read for anyone who has experienced abuse. However, this is a fantastic story, with interesting characters, and a plot that never seems to plod.

A down-on-his luck attorney is hired by the boys’ mother and it changes both of their lives. There is a good mix of legal drama, crime, mystery, and detective work that keeps things moving.

It is also a solid commentary on the need for all people and organizations to do more to ensure children are protected from abuse. This is a serious and persistent problem even if it is, relatively speaking, rare.

This book was able to hold my attention from beginning to end. It gave me hope that there are people in the world willing to fight for what is right and for justice and warmed my cynical heart. I think that is a little something we could all use from time to time.

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