A stylish, polished, thoroughly enjoyable debut. James Barretto has it all—the authenticity of a courtroom veteran and the craft of a natural storyteller.”
—William Landay, NYT Bestselling Author of Defending Jacob

“An outstanding debut. Fast-paced, carefully crafted, and terrifically well-written, Mystic Wind satisfies on every level.”
—John Lescroart, NYT Bestselling Author of The Missing Piece

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—Joseph Finder, NYT Bestselling Author of Judgment

“A hurricane force legal thriller that blows away the best of John Grisham and Scott Turow… an absolute must read.”
—Jon Land, USA Today Bestselling Author of Strong from the Heart

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—Steve Berry, NYT Bestselling Author of The Omega Factor

Mystic Wind

Coming September 6th

Former Boston prosecutor Jack Marino has a chance to resurrect his faltering career by defending an accused murderer in a high-profile death penalty case, but the corrupt forces determined to pin this murder on his client may have already given absolute immunity to the real killer. Perfect for fans of John Grisham and Scott Turow.

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JAMES 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.

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James Barretto is a former appellate brief writer, assistant district attorney, defense attorney, assistant attorney general, and AG division chief. 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 legal analyst on a variety of subjects. He is currently a judge on the Massachusetts District Court. Mystic Wind is his first novel.