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THE FISHERMAN’S SON

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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 Fisherman’s Son, barrister Orlando’s first case outside the courtroom, is right from the gut, born of his heritage and his love for this ancient fishing town, his profession, his convictions, his innate anger at injustice and exploitation at sea and ashore and his compassion for their victims, all intertwined with a love story whose tenderness will bring a tear to the most jaded eye.”
Hooked from the start, I couldn’t put this cliffhanger down.

Joseph E. Garland
Author/Historian
The Lone Voyager
Down to the Sea

“Hooked, hooked, hooked, line and sinker! The Fisherman’s son had me from the very beginning and didn’t let go. A love story, a life story, a courtroom drama – all in one. Joe Orlando has hit a home run his first time at bat with his beautiful story of family and friends. His descriptions of Gloucester are magnificent and will introduce anyone not familiar with this area to the heart and soul of the people and the splendor of the land. We look forward to the author’s next release.
– T.A. Campbell

Aren’t we always looking for a great page turner of a book? Once I started Joseph Orlando’s, “The Fisherman’s Son,” I couldn’t put it down. The concisely and imaginatively written story that takes place in the fishing village of Glouceste, MA, weaves a tale that has drama, suspense, and romance. The development of the believable chararacters in the story is superb!
It seems that most people I know have read “The DaVinci Code.” If you liked the pace of that book, I believe it is even better in this one.

This is the first book review I have ever done online and here’s my dilemma: How do you get your enthusiasm across for a fantastic book without giving away too many of the details? Each page is sure to please the reader. In my opinion, this book has easily earned 5 stars. I hope a sequel is in the works.

Aren’t we all always looking for a great page-turner? Once I started Joseph Orlando’s, “The Fisherman’s Son,” I couldn’t put it down. The concisely and imaginatively written story that takes place in the fishing village of Gloucester, MA, weaves a tale that has drama, suspense, and romance. The development of the characters in the story is superb! It seems that everyone I know has read “The DaVinci Code”. If you liked the pace of that book, I think this is even better.
This is the first book review of this type that I have ever attempted and I find it difficult to do. I am very excited about this book and would like others to read it, but I don’t know how to say that without giving away all the surprises in it. I feel very confident giving this page-turner 5 stars.” -Bonnie

“When you fly in the stratosphere with the likes of Grisham and Baldachi you’ll definitely need more oxygen. What an absolutely wonderful experience to read a book that gives you so much real enjoyment. I’m a big reader and very hard to please because there is so much out there with minimal value. To find a book whee the characters are so very real that you feel you know them personally as a rare treat. Add to that a lovely romance without the lurid sex details and an absolutely riveting courtroom drama that keeps you reading even when you want to go to bed is a statement in itself. I wanted to give it six stars but your rating system wouldn’t allow me to do so.” – Edith C. Nelson