A Silent Cry

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iUniverse, Mar 3, 2010 - Fiction - 328 pages
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Gerald D. McLellan has written another legal thriller wrapped up in Sicilian crime, the Chicago mafia, and boxed into a high-powered Boston container which explodes with family conflicts, ignited by violence, courtroom drama, and intrigue.

Emilio Barsanti, a third generation racketeer, suddenly finds himself faced with the most challenging fight of his life: a trial in Massachusetts Family Court for the custody of his son, Gregory—and the inheritance of billions of dollars being held in trusts from the estates of his father and grandfather. Both his father and his grandfather put their estates in trust to be inherited by Emilio only after he produces an heir.

Former Judge Ted Eldridge, turned trial partner in a downtown Boston law firm, is hired to represent Doctor Elliott McCord and his wife, Sarah, in a nearly impossible quest for them to become the permanent guardians of Gregory Dobson. His mother, Jennifer Dobson, who is Sarah’s sister, battles her own demons while staking her claim for custody in a trial that brings together six participating lawyers to determine the fate of Gregory Dobson.

The action in A Silent Cry spans the globe, from Abu Dhabi and Gibraltar to the Norfolk County Courthouse, spinning a web of intrigue and excitement.

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About the author (2010)

Gerald D. McLellan is the author of two previous legal thrillers, Old City Hall and A Permanent Bond. He is a former Massachusetts Trial Court Judge and has practiced divorce law for over twenty-five years. McLellan, a former adjunct faculty member at Western New England Law School, lives in Naples, Florida, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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