Betrayal of the Judge’s Wife

A Case That Escalated to Unanticipated Consequences

by Richard Murphy



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/13/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 194
ISBN : 9781728300160
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 194
ISBN : 9781728300146
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 194
ISBN : 9781728300153

About the Book

This is a litany of “would’ve, could’ve, and should’ve” by two talented people. After a divorce, an elegant woman seeks the help of a criminal thug to prevent her ex-husband from harassing her. Events escalate to unimaginable consequences. This novel is about a couple, each of whom possessed brilliant skills and potential, who hit snags in their life’s journey during the sixties, seventies, and eighties, which detoured them, including prison time but didn’t defeat them. This novel, inspired by a mid-Western case, treats many of the issues during the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s including Vietnam War, abortion, PTSD, women’s prison, women’s lib, conscription, and Ohio State basketball.

About the Author

Richard Murphy is a retired Boston attorney who had served as an Assistant Attorney General (Criminal Division) and First Assistant District Attorney (Norfolk County) in addition to serving as a partner in a private law firm. He is a graduate of Boston College High School,Univ. of Notre Dame & Boston Univ. School of Law. He served aboard ship in the U.S.Navy between college and law school and retired as a Commander in the Naval Reserves.As a champion boxer at Notre Dame he went on to become a NationalPresident of the ND Alumni Association. The father of nine children, he wrote a weekly column “Murphy’s Law” for several Massachusetts papers in the 80’s & 90’s. He was featured in the Law section of Time magazine(1/7/66) for winning a landmark civil liberty case. With Parkinson’s disease and a reverse shoulder replacement ruining his mediocre golf game he decided to try authoring and having received encouraging feedback he is now attempting to write entertaining books connected to interesting court cases.