Nov 17, 2014

The Borzoi Killings by Paul Batista
SBN (paperback):         978-1-938231-99-5
ISBN (Ebook)                978-1-941286-00-5
Paperback: 435 pages
CATEGORY:                 Suspense / Thriller / Legal Thriller

Recently, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to read and review the thriller The Borzoi Killings  by Paul Batista.  Having thoroughly enjoyed reading and reviewing  Extraordinary Rendition by Paul Batista, I was excited to get then chance to read this novel as well.  And it didn't disappoint because Paul Batista did it again! This is another well-written murder mystery thriller with so much intrigue and detailed character development. This was a truly great read with surprising twists coming when you least expect them. 

This superb thriller is set in one of the most exclusive places in the world -- East Hampton, New York -- and in Manhattan. It begins with the murder of the 10th richest man in the world and his two Borzoi dogs; and then shifts to the arrest and trial of a handsome and illegal Mexican immigrant represented by one of the best criminal defense lawyers in the United States, the complex, sensitive and powerful Raquel Rematti. The book is filled with fascinating characters, including the wife of the murdered man and her lover who is a former US Senator, a secretive drug lord, and shady detectives, some honorable men and women, and with trial scenes that are riveting. And I just loved the unexpected ending.  I can usually guess what is going to happen in a novel and this one took me completely by surprise!  I LOVE that!

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and I highly recommend adding it to your library!  Or maybe as a Christmas present for the people in your life who like a good thriller!  I look forward to reading more of what Paul Batista has to offer (I would love a sequel)!

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.

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