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What does a kid do when it just won’t stop?

Kevin Burns has had enough. Today, the bullying stops. Today, he has easy access to his father’s gun cabinet. Today, Kevin exacts his revenge.

“You think I’m small? Maybe I am, but my gun is huge . . . Size does matter—the larger the gun, the larger the . . .” 

Jake Tracey’s phone buzzes. It’s a text from his brother, Kenny.

Where are you?
English class.
Stay there. Someone has a gun. Lock the door.

Bloomfield, Michigan, an affluent Detroit area suburb, is home to trial lawyer Zachary Blake. Other school districts envy Bloomfield, that is, until Kevin Burns commits shocking, all too familiar, acts of senseless violence. In the aftermath of the tragedy, everyone wonders ‘why?’. 

Zack Blake seeks answers, justice for the victims, including his own son. 

How does a kid get a cache of weapons?

The sellers are politically powerful and cover up their role in the bloodbath. The 2nd Amendment protects them, doesn’t it?  And President Ronald John, Zack’s old nemesis, is a friend. 

Can powerful evildoers be brought to justice? Can Zack expose a dark web weapons conspiracy and the abuse of absolute political power in court?  

How does a broken community heal?

In Betrayal High, a Zachary Blake legal thriller, award-winning author/attorney Mark M. Bello answers these questions and more in this fifth installment of what many readers are calling the country’s best courtroom drama series. Prepare to get Betrayed . . . again.

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"Betrayal High: A Zachary Blake Legal Thriller is a work of fiction in the suspense, interpersonal drama, and legal thriller sub-genres.


"Author Mark M. Bello has crafted another stellar work in the Zachary Blake Legal Thriller series, delivering this fifth installment with as much as emotion, heart, and shocking conspiracy as ever. The work certainly expands the horizons of the legal thriller, mixing genres into deep personal drama, psychological and emotional plot lines, and a sociocultural viewpoint on current society that adds a truly chilling touch of realism beneath the fictional plot." ~ K.C. Finn, Reader’s Favorite

"Get away from those video games, people! Bello’s series is so good, Zachary and crew have earned a T.V. show." ~ Feathered Quill