- Paperback: 322 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 6, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1466255277
- ISBN-13: 978-1466255272
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,498,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Diary of a Small Fish Paperback – October 6, 2011
About the Author
Pete Morin has been a trial attorney, a politician, a bureaucrat, a lobbyist, and now writes crime fiction and legal mumbo jumbo. His short fiction has appeared in NEEDLE, A Magazine of Noir, Words With Jam, 100 Stories for Haiti, and Words to Music. When he is not writing, Pete plays blues guitar in Boston bars, and on increasingly rare occasion, plays a round of golf. He lives in a money pit on the seacoast south of Boston, in an area once known as the Irish Riviera. Pete is represented by Christine Witthohn of Book Cents Literary Agency.
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USA v. Raymond L. Stackhouse; U.S.D.C. No. GJ1993-0427.
Alan “Al” Croston (lawyer) was representing Ray.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Neal Boertz was the opposing attorney.
Bernard Kilroy (attorney) will conduct the grand jury examination.
Weeks later the morning newspaper headline read: Lobbyist Indicted.
Another subpoena USA v. Paul B. Forté. U.S.D.C. No. 1994-1126.
Alan “Al” Croston (lawyer) was representing Paul.
FBI SA William Hartfield handed Paul (30+) over to Marshal Frank Dawkins, Deputy Marshal Garcia, & they placed him into federal custody.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Frances Holloway (f) was the opposing attorney.
Honorable Charles Boose Wheeler presided.
Will House Speaker Kevin Flannery resign?
Former lobbyist Raymond Stackhouse trial was postponed.
How will the case of United States of America vs. Bernard Kilroy turn out?
I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one.
A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written political thriller book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a huge set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great political thriller movie, or better yet a mini TV series. A very easy rating of 5 stars.
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Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
I add the same obnoxious commentary when I read a book, and came to Pete Morin’s Diary of a Small Fish, assuming I’d soon be adding a subtext of snarkiness that Pete Morin never intended.
But I didn’t. Because I couldn’t. Diary of a Small Fish is well-written, fun, and oddly-moving.
Paul D. Forte, heir to a large fortune who plays an “obscene amount of golf” and is the head counsel for the Boston MBTA, is first subpoenaed and then indicted for, well, playing to much golf on a lobbyist’s dime. Along the way, he falls in love, grieves his father’s death, and takes care of his ex-wife. Sob story, I know.
Morin, in his debut novel, has done an admirable job of writing protagonist better suited for a romance novel—Paul Forte is wealthy, handsome, and well-bred, with a depth and vulnerability that makes Paul likeable despite. As a reader, I rooted for the guy although I knew the man his problems were self-induced. Although the secondary characters don’t have much depth (and this may be because they don’t really need to), the novel’s plot and pace are such that I not only understood the legal fine points that drive the novel, but also enjoyed their presence.
I recommend this book unreservedly. It’s one of the best books I’ve read all year.