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Country: Canada
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Member Since: Jan 14, 2013

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Out of the Sun

Short Story by Gabriel Boutros
Posted: Nov 7, 2013
A small mining camp is reeling from the aftermath of a...
Tags:death, fantasy, short, story, reaper, gabriel, grim, boutros

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With My Last Breath

Book by Gabriel Boutros
Posted: Sep 22, 2013
A dystopian vision of the not so distant future. The War...
Tags:future, war, terror, fiction, novel, pollution, gabriel, dystopian, montreal, boutros

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If I Should Die Before I Wake, an excerpt

Book by Gabriel Boutros
Posted: Sep 20, 2013
A mild-mannered mob accountant finds himself on the run...
Tags:murder, mystery, crime, gangsters, novella, gabriel, boutros

Kill Me, Please

Short Story by Gabriel Boutros
Posted: Apr 21, 2013
Vengeance can be long, slow and painful. A man is killed,...
Tags:horror, vengeance, murder, crime, violence, short, story, torture, sadism, gabriel, boutros

Boys' Night

Short Story by Gabriel Boutros
Posted: Feb 1, 2013
A somber story of three men wandering the night-time...
Tags:aging, anger, loneliness, short, story, frustration, nihilism

I Drive

Short Story by Gabriel Boutros
Posted: Feb 1, 2013
A lonely man spends his nights driving strippers home...
Tags:loneliness, short, story, driving, separation, strip-club

Nameless, a short story

Short Story by Gabriel Boutros
Posted: Jan 27, 2013
A battered woman walks out of court, where her ex-husband...
Tags:loneliness, drama, violence, nameless, short, story, wife, divorce, family, conflict, lawyers

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The Guilty, excerpt from the novel

Book by Gabriel Boutros
Posted: Jan 17, 2013
Robert Bratt is a lawyer who has always done whatever it...
Tags:legal, murder, crime, drama, novel, trial, justice, attorney, ethics, gangs, criminal

Writing Portfolio

Out of the Sun

Short Story by Gabriel Boutros
Posted: Nov 7, 2013
A small mining camp is reeling from the aftermath of a...

With My Last Breath

Book by Gabriel Boutros
Posted: Sep 22, 2013
A dystopian vision of the not so distant future. The War...

If I Should Die Before I Wake, an excerpt

Book by Gabriel Boutros
Posted: Sep 20, 2013
A mild-mannered mob accountant finds himself on the run...

Kill Me, Please

Short Story by Gabriel Boutros
Posted: Apr 21, 2013
Vengeance can be long, slow and painful. A man is killed,...

Boys' Night

Short Story by Gabriel Boutros
Posted: Feb 1, 2013
A somber story of three men wandering the night-time...

I Drive

Short Story by Gabriel Boutros
Posted: Feb 1, 2013
A lonely man spends his nights driving strippers home...

Nameless, a short story

Short Story by Gabriel Boutros
Posted: Jan 27, 2013
A battered woman walks out of court, where her ex-husband...

The Guilty, excerpt from the novel

Book by Gabriel Boutros
Posted: Jan 17, 2013
Robert Bratt is a lawyer who has always done whatever it...



 

I've lived in Montreal for almost my whole life, and being a rabid fan of the Canadiens hockey team, I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. I'm married and have two boys, and I practiced criminal law for 24 years. My novel, "The Guilty," is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and several other book sites.     

During my career as a defense attorney I saw many honest, ethical lawyers who worked hard to guarantee that anyone accused of a crime got a fair trial. These were honorable men and women who took their obligation to defend their clients to the best of their abilities very seriously. But, occasionally, I would meet a lawyer who would gladly cross the ethical line, as long as he, and his client, came out winners. And, sometimes, in the heat of battle, and under the pressures that a major trial can create, even some honest lawyers have made decisions that they later came to regret. In writing "The Guilty" I pictured the main character, Robert Bratt, a top-notch criminal lawyer, as someone who is essentially a good person, but whose need to win has led him to forget his inherent honesty, and driven him to do things that he wished he hadn't. This story is about how, after twenty years of doing whatever was needed in the defense of the most hardened criminals, he begins having conflicted feelings about himself and his profession, at the same time he is hired to defend a young gang member accused of a double-murder.

The book is loosely based on a multiple-murder that occurred in Montreal in the 1990s, and the story takes the reader into the inner workings of a murder trial to reveal what one lawyer must do when he has to defend "The Guilty."

I've also included links to some of my shorter fiction on this page. Feel free to let me know what you think.

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