Under Oath

By Margaret McLean
(Forge, Hardcover, 9780765328137, 384pp.)

Publication Date: April 24, 2012

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The "code of silence" remains sacred in Charlestown, one of the most historic yet insular neighborhoods of Boston. Gangster Billy Malone stand accused of killing Trevor Shea, a suspected FBI informant, with a potent dose of heroin.

Prosecutor Annie Fitzgerald must crack the infamous code of silence and battle seasoned criminal defense attorney Buddy Clancy, who unleashes reasonable doubt with his penetrating cross-examinations.

The trial explodes into a high-energy race to justice when Annie's chief witness is killed, jurors defy their instructions, and FBI cover-ups obscure the truth. While the jurors are deliberating, Annie discovers incriminating evidence against the Malones.

Time is of the essence...but will justice prevail? Former prosecutor Margaret McLean combines the best of John Grisham's legal thrillers and Dennis Lehane's Boston crime novels in "Under Oath.




About the Author
Margaret McLean was born and raised in Rome, New York. She graduated magna cum laude from Boston College and earned her law degree from Boston College Law School. McLean practiced law as a criminal prosecutor and is now a legal analyst on numerous national television and radio shows. She has cowritten a dramatic courtroom play based on her second novel, "Under Oath, "and she also has a nationally syndicated weekly radio show called "It's a Crime Radio".

In 2010, she was hailed as one of the next faces of Boston crime fiction by The Boston Globe. She lives in Norwell, Massachusetts, with her three children.

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