The sea knows all truths.

The Gloucester Trilogy Series

THE FISHERMAN’S SON

The Fisherman’s Son, set on the rustic and rocky coast of Gloucester, New England’s oldest seaport, is a tale of legal and emotional conflict, passion and a people’s quest for justice.

John Palermo, Sicilian by birth was sent by his dying Papa, alone and terrified, at the tender age of ten, to live with the Amicos in Gloucester. Accepted by a loving family and taken in by a community, wedded to the sea, John grew to cherish and finally to defend his people against those forces who would steal their rights and their dignity.

The Fisherman’s Son is a legal thriller with a riveting courtroom confrontations where good and evil stand in stark contrast. It is also a love story, in depths both tender and compelling.

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THE BASTARD’S WEAPON

The Bastard’s Weapon takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster from beginning to end. Professionally, John takes on the case of his nemesis, Captain Joe Amalfi, who is found floating in a life raft alone in the icy Atlantic when his fishing boat sinks with his crew still aboard.

Amalfi’s emotional turmoil after this event is one challenge, among many, to John’s struggle to help the widows and children of the men on Amalfi’s boat, many of whom were John’s boyhood friends. As Amalfi’s condition worsens, John seeks to unravel the mystery of what happened on the boat that terrible day, sparking a gripping courtroom battle filled with surprise twists and turns and an ending that John could never have predicted.

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ONE MAN’S HERO

Third book in the Gloucester Trilogy Series – Coming Soon!


THE SHORTSTOP’S REDEMPTION

Jim Cheverus grew up in Gloucester and was a local hero as a baseball star. He fell in love with Carol but then the opportunity to play pro-ball came and Jim abandoned everything to pursue that dream. He left Gloucester and he left Carol – and the child she was carrying. But the dream never happened. Jim descended into alcoholism and regret.

Thirteen years later he returns to Gloucester, a recovering alcoholic with little more than his natural charm and a lot of broken dreams. He meets the son he never knew and, slowly, as he gets to know the boy by coaching his baseball team, he begins to realize what his dream has cost the people who loved him – especially Carol.

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About the Author

Born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Joe has spent his life on Cape Ann. The son and grandson of fishermen, Joe has gained notoriety for his dedication to work on behalf of personal injury victims, being referred to as ‘Attorney for the Injured” by the New York Times.

Joe Orlando is a litigation attorney who specializes in the representation of personal injury victims, including maritime workers. Designated a “Proctor in Admiralty” by the Maritime Law Association, Joe has represented fishermen, blue water seamen and other maritime workers for over thirty-seven years.

Married to Connie for forty-one years, Joe is the father of three, Amanda, Lisa and Joe, Jr., and is the grandfather to six boys.

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