Gabriel Boutros

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I spent 24 years working as a defence attorney in Montreal, but I've also been an avid reader and writer for most of my life. To date I've written two full-length novels and several shorter stories.
My first book was "The Guilty" which, I'm proud to say, received very positive reviews, both on GoodReads as well as The story is loosely based on a multiple-murder that occurred in Montreal in the 1990s, and it takes the reader behind the scenes at a murder trial to reveal what one lawyer must do when he has to defend "The Guilty."
My latest novel is Face/Mask, a dystopian drama about our decaying world in the near future and how the poison in the air is mirrored in the poison in one man's soul. It's a bit dark and grim, but that's

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Gabriel Boutros Hi Paul, In the "real world" I was a defence attorney in a shooting that was similar to the one in the book. (There were actually 3 shooters and 4…moreHi Paul, In the "real world" I was a defence attorney in a shooting that was similar to the one in the book. (There were actually 3 shooters and 4 victims, one of whom survived to testify against the accused. I reduced the number of each in the book because too many characters would have made the story unwieldy for me, a first-time novelist.) Some of the differences from the book:: none of the co-accused made deals to testify against the others; we had no alibi witnesses, false or otherwise; and my client was a pleasant young man who was caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, and was very easy to get along with.
The things I found troubling as a lawyer were not from this specific case, but rather things I saw and heard over the years. They never made me doubt myself, because I never felt I crossed any ethical lines, but I knew they would make for a dramatic story.
Thanks for an excellent question and for taking an interest in my book.
(By the way, my client was the only one of the three co-accused to be found not-guilty.)(less)
Gabriel Boutros Hi Elizabeth. If you're referring to books that I wrote and didn't want appearing on my page I had one experience. I had an earlier edition of The…moreHi Elizabeth. If you're referring to books that I wrote and didn't want appearing on my page I had one experience. I had an earlier edition of The Guilty that even had a different title which I wanted removed, especially since it wasn't even available to be bought anywhere. I wrote a question on one of the GR threads (I don't remember which one), and the best that could be done was that the two editions were "combined" under one title. I'm not really sure why an author can't have a title that he wrote removed from his page, which is what I was told. I'd think we should be free to list the books we want to, and not list the ones we don't want. So, I guess I haven't figured it out. Please let me know what your experience is if you're faced with a similar situation.(less)
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Description: Our world in the not too distant future. The War on Terror continues unabated, pollution has turned the atmosphere poisonous...
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Description: A battered woman walks out of court, where her ex-husband has just been acquitted, and tries to come to terms with her life.
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Description: A lonely man spends his nights driving strippers home from a club, but he realizes that his life has no real destination. This story was previously published in the Carte Blanche online literary review, Issue #5.

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Matt Brolly combines the police procedural with a dystopian fiction novel in his latest book, Zero. The title stands for a Zero Tolerance policy to crime: no matter how minor the crime, no matter who the criminal is, the penalty is always death. And ...more
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