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July 30, 2016


Inspired by a CBS 48 hours murder mystery.

 DUE OUT AUGUST 15, 2016
The John McCABE Murder Saga
Eric Wilson
John Turner

(from Amazon)

A high-profile and tenacious defense attorney. Three elusive suspects. An investigation that stretches across four decades. And two frenetic murder trials. Decades of Doubt: The John McCabe Murder Saga is a gripping true-life mystery that follows the case of a fifteen-year-old boy bound and strangled in Massachusetts in 1969, the ensuing investigation that continues for over forty years, and the shocking events of the resulting trials.

As defense counsel for one of three men charged with the crime, New Hampshire attorney Eric Wilson undermines the State's evidence, destroys the credibility of the prosecution's star witness, and overcomes insurmountable odds in an attempt to bankrupt the prosecution's case. And even before the verdict is rendered, Wilson again raises the question to which readers will beg for an answer: who really killed John McCabe?

This book is inspired by a CBS 48 Hours Murder Mystery.
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Waldorf Publishing; first edition (August 15, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 194327536X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1943275366


Eric Wilson Eric Wilson was born and raised in Nashua, New Hampshire. After first serving in the United States Marine Corps, Eric began his legal career in 1992 as a trial associate working for a Nashua law firm. He focused and excelled in his new career as a criminal defense and litigation attorney. During that time he tried many cases for clients being charged with an array of crimes from murder, negligent homicide to other major felony matters. In 1998 he became partner in his own law firm, Wilson, Bush, Durkin & Keefe. Through the years, Eric has represented thousands of clients after they have been arrested for a variety of offenses. He has also successfully obtained precedent-setting decisions in the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Eric is a prominent attorney in the area and due to his expertise he has lectured other attorneys on aspects of criminal defense litigation.When he is not busy with work, Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He is also an avid New England sports fan, enjoys coaching baseball and relaxing at the beach.

John TurnerJohn Turner, a native Mississippian, is a freelance journalist and author residing in Los Angeles. With degrees in Acting and Music from Southern Miss (1997), John was in the midst of a flourishing acting career when, in New York in 2002, he was the victim of a brutal mugging and assault. John suffered a traumatic brain injury in the attack; since he no longer had the physical capabilities to perform, he established a career as a writer. John recalls the vicious crime that changed his life, as well as other memorable life events, in his collection of humorous short stories, Confessions of a Gimp. 

 In 1969, John McCabe was a teenager living in Massachusetts.   Investigations took place time and time again but would this violent death ever be solved. This boy was bound and strangled   This book is written in three parts. It covers 4 decades, 3 suspects and two trials.

Part One:   1969-2002 details, very carefully written details of what had happened and the investigations results.  You can picture this real, hard truth death of a child, yes he was 15, but still a child.  What would provoke someone to kill this teenager?  The writing and the descriptions are superb.  Not overly detailed but enough to let you visualize the picture.

Part Two:   2002  Time has past and now new detectives occasionally open this long past crime with the urging of the dead teen father.  So many characters are introduced in this section made it a little difficult to keep track of everyone.  Around every page there was some new character and something different going on.    Hard to keep up but I hung in there.  

Part Three: 2013   Mike Ferreira was placed on trial.   This section  held me so I just couldn't let go.   Finally , one suspect is on trial.  Look at the length of time between the violent death of John McCabe and now the trial.  A lot of time passed. The authors put us right in the courtroom along with the judge, attorneys, the suspect, the witnesses.  The reader almost holds his breath awaiting the outcome.   Is this the man who murdered the teen back in 1969?  What about the other two suspects.? If so, what will be his sentence?

The book gives you an inside look about the mounds of paperwork, endless nights, multitude of questions, lots of leg work and the preparation for trial that lawyers, good lawyers, put into seeing that justice prevails.  This book isn't fiction,  IT HAPPENED!

If you like true crime, books about justice being served righteously and books that are truly written well, then read this book.  

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and Waldorf Publishing Company in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.

I would give this book 5  STARS.

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