The Anti-Semite Next Door by Mark M. Bello
An Anti-Semitic terrorist disrupts a boy’s bar mitzvah—Will Zack Blake represent . . . the terrorist!?
Zachary Blake attends the bar-mitzvah of his friend Rich Cooper’s son, Josh. The 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?
After police find no trace of Josh Cooper or Chip Ellis. Rich receives a ransom demand. The hostage-takers are alt-right, anti-Semitic, terrorists. Aside from money, they want their 15 minutes of fame to broadcast their manifesto.
Winger Wright is in no hurry to negotiate, he prefers to peddle his bigoted garbage to raise money. But he slips up, reveals his location, and the FBI rescues the hostages and kills most of the terrorists. Wright cannot be found.
A captured terrorist, offered a plea deal, claims Josh was the only hostage. He’s shown a photo of Chip Ellis and identifies Ellis as the terrorist Wright.
Josh claims Ellis was a hostage and a comfort while the two were held captive. Chip’s a good neighbor and The FBI cannot connect him to the terrorists. He’s arrested anyway. Chip needs a lawyer; Rich recommends Zachary Blake who privately believes Chip is guilty.
Zachary, Jennifer, Micah, 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?
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Mark Bello is an attorney, civil justice advocate, award-winning author of the Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Series who draws upon 42 years of courtroom experience, a passion for justice, and his creative writing style to pen captivating novels for his readers and hard-hitting commentaries on controversies in the news. In his books, articles, and blogs at www.markmbello.com, Bello calls out abuses of power as he empowers readers, the media, and ordinary citizens to fight for their rights as guaranteed under the Constitution.
His ripped-from-the-headlines legal thrillers are available online at Amazon and other major online booksellers. He has quite the hero in Attorney Zachary Blake, who fights for justice on all fronts. The series novels are Betrayal of Faith, Betrayal of Justice, Betrayal in Blue, Betrayal in Black, Betrayal High, Supreme Betrayal, Betrayal at the Border, You Have the Right to Remain Silent, and his latest, The Anti-Semite Next Door. Also, he’s written a cozy legal mystery, The Final Steps – A Harbor Springs Cozy Legal Mystery, a wonderful children’s book about bullying, “Happy Jack, Sad Jack,” and he’s just announced the release of “Love Hate Law,” his new legal romance novel