An Anti-Semite Disrupts a Boy’s Bar Mitzvah—Will Zack Blake Represent . . . the Terrorist!?
Your favorite trial lawyer, Zachary Blake, is back! The ninth installment of the Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Series, finds “The King of Justice” attending the bar-mitzvah of Josh Cooper, his friend Rich’s son. Josh’s special day is interrupted when a bomb explodes, and Josh disappears during the melee. Cooper’s neighbor, Chip Ellis, is also missing. Is this a hate crime?
Police clear the bomb debris with no trace of Josh or Chip. Zack believes the bombing was a distraction for the terrorists’ actual goal. His theory is confirmed when Rich receives a ransom demand for the return of his son. The hostage-takers are alt-right, anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic domestic terrorists. Aside from money, they want their 15 minutes of fame to broadcast their hate-filled manifesto.
Winger Wright, the mastermind of the bombing and hostage-taking, is in no hurry to negotiate a hostage release—he prefers to peddle his bigoted garbage to raise money. But he slips up, and when the FBI rescues the hostages and kills most of the terrorists, Wright cannot be found.
One terrorist is captured. Offered a plea deal, he claims Josh was the only hostage. Worse, he chooses a photo of Chip Ellis out of a photo array and identifies the neighbor as the terrorist Winger Wright.
But Josh claims Ellis was a fellow hostage and a source of comfort while the two were held captive. The FBI wants to arrest the neighbor but cannot connect him to the terrorists. The Cooper family is certain Ellis is innocent. He needs a lawyer and Rich recommends his friend Zack Blake who privately believes Chip is guilty.
Zachary, Jennifer, Micah, FBI Agent Clare Gibson, and a fabulous supporting cast return in this taut thriller, the 9th edition of the Zachary Blake legal thriller series.
Is Chip Ellis a good neighbor in the wrong place at the wrong time or is he
The Anti-Semite Next Door?