There’s Something Rotten in Easthampton…
Legal Thriller by Renowned Attorney Mixes Legal and Political
Intrigue Inside Country’s Most Elite Social Bubble
Astor+Blue Editions is proud to release the latest thriller by top criminal attorney, Paul Batista: The Borzoi Killings. (ISBNs: 978-1-938231-99-5 paperback, 978-1-941286-00-5 ePub, 978-1-941286-01-2 ePDF; list price $14.95 paperback, $5.99 eBook; pub date November 10th, 2014) A daring, addicting legal drama, with powerful socio-political issues.
Batista is a nationally renowned expert, not only in the practice of law but also in writing brilliant legal thrillers. His first two novels, Death’s Witness and Extraordinary Rendition, have been critically acclaimed as top legal procedurals. The Borzoi Killings continues Batista’s streak of legal, technical and story-telling excellence. Set in elite, exclusive Easthampton, this novel mixes all the twists of sensational courtroom drama with all the “dirty little secrets” of the Hampton lifestyles: lavish parties, sex, drugs, corruption, and more.
When the 10th richest man in the world is brutally murdered along with his prized Borzoi dogs in a luxurious Easthampton beach house, only one man is suspected of the crime: Juan Suarez, a handsome, charismatic—and illegal—Mexican immigrant who worked for the victim.
Now, renowned trial lawyer Raquel Rematti must take on the defense of the man the media has dubbed, “The Blade of the Hamptons.” Not only must she navigate a media circus to take on one of the wealthiest families in the world, she must protect Suarez, and herself, from ruthless people bent on lethal revenge; while straddling the dangerous line between concerned involvement and forbidden passion for her client.
About the Author
Paul Batista, novelist and television personality, is one of the most widely known trial lawyers in the country. As a trial attorney, he specializes in federal criminal litigation. As a media figure, he is known for his regular appearances as guest legal commentator on a variety of television shows including, Court TV, CNN, HLN and WNBC. He’s also appeared in the HBO movie, You Don’t Know Jack, starring Al Pacino. These contacts will be used in promotion.
A prolific writer, Batista authored the leading treatise on the primary federal anti-racketeering statute, Civil RICO Practice Manual, which is now in its third edition (Wiley & Sons, 1987; Wolters Kluwer, 2008). He has written articles for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The National Law Journal.
Batista’s debut novel, Death’s Witness, was awarded a Silver Medal by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). Batista is a graduate of Bowdoin College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and Cornell Law School. He’s proud to have served in the United States Army. Paul Batista lives in New York City and Sag Harbor, New York.
“Paul Batista has done it again. Through the eyes of criminal defense attorney Raquel Rematti, you’ll see the criminal justice system laid bare. The book is truly ‘shock and awe.’ A must read.”
—Lis Wiehl, NY Times Bestselling Author, Television Anchor
“The Borzoi Killings is one fine book indeed, keeping you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. Just when you think you have it all figured out, Paul Batista surprises you again and then all over again…right up to the last page. Hold on to your hat – you’re in for a great ride!”
—Rikki Klieman, Legal Analyst; author of Fairy Tales Can Come True
“The Borzoi Killings is Paul Batista’s newest entry into the world of high-powered murder/courtroom mysteries. From the brutal murder that leaps off of the first pages, through the twists and turns of the investigation, and the drama of the trial, Batista channels an insider’s knowledge of crime and punishment, together with a craftsman’s creation of compelling characters, into a page-turning, thrilling, and ultimately shocking journey. A must read!”
—Jack Ford, author of The Walls of Jericho, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning television journalist).