Is There a Novel in Your Future? – a discussion with author Judge James Barretto (Zoom Program)
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
*This is a Zoom program*
Please join us for a discussion with District Court Judge James D. Barretto to learn about his new book Mystic Wind, his inspiration and the process of writing a legal thriller.
Moderated by Hon. Barbara Savitt Pearson (Ret.)
2022 American Fiction Award Winner for Legal Thriller
Mystic Wind Description: Boston star-prosecutor-turned-corporate-attorney Jack Marino has risen fast and far from his upbringing in the Mystic housing projects. But after he’s savagely beaten in retaliation for his work as head of the District Attorney’ s Urban Gang Unit, he’ s fired because his powerful boss is running for governor and fears the beating may have shaken Jack’ s formidable confidence.
Jack lands a plush suite at his father-in-law’s mega law firm, making big money practicing corporate law. Although he seemingly has everything— money, privilege, and an heiress for a wife, what he doesn’t have is his own self-respect.
When he is given a chance to get back into criminal law— this time as defense counsel in a capital murder case— he finally feels alive again. But to save his client from death row, he’ll face a criminal network far more organized and powerful than he could have imagined.
The case will take Jack back to the projects he thought he’ d escaped. He’ll risk personal and professional ruin, and ultimately his very life, to fight the corrupt forces determined to see his client go down— forces that may have already given absolute immunity to the real killer.
For more information, please visit: https://jamesbarretto.com/book/
Hon. James D. Barretto is a former appellate brief writer, assistant district attorney, defense attorney, assistant attorney general and AG division chief. As a founding principal at a litigation firm, he has had experience in third-party litigation, worker’s compensation, insurance defense, and general civil and criminal litigation. He has also served as a legal analyst for the local affiliate of a national cable news network and has appeared on national and international television as a commentator on a variety of legal subjects. He is currently a judge on the Massachusetts District Court. Mystic Wind is his first novel.
Advance registration is required for this educational program. A complimentary copy of Mystic Wind will be distributed in advance to the first 50 judges who register.