Donald W. Marcari’s New Book “Conduct Unbecoming” is the Story of a Defense Attorney’s Journey to Uncovering the Truth Behind a Murder Case and Saving his Client's Life

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Recent release “Conduct Unbecoming” from Page Publishing author Donald W. Marcari is a compelling crime fiction based on a true story about the murder case of a young sailor—who is facing the death penalty—that a criminal defense attorney handles with courage and determination in order to get to the truth about what actually occurred.

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Donald W. Marcari, a former military attorney whose first trial became the basis for the movie “A Few Good Men” and now the senior partner of a multistate law firm, has completed his new book “Conduct Unbecoming”: an exciting narrative based upon a real trial which deals with a complicated murder case that the Navy’s most successful criminal defense attorney needs to solve in order to save his client from the death penalty.

Author Marcari addresses every criminal defense lawyer’s dilemma: “What would the world be like if everyone followed explicit letter of the law no matter what the circumstances? Certainly, my world would be different. Why did I enjoy criminal work? Was it because the stakes were so high? The adrenaline rush? The theater of the courtroom? I often told the young attorneys in the office a trial was like a play. It has to be well-scripted, well-rehearsed, every actor hitting his marks, knowing his part. Did I really believe in the “system?” A system of justice where all are innocent until proven guilty. That guilt must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt as to each and every element of the crime charged. That the Government has the burden of proof and it never shifts. How many times had I said that? I could recite it in my sleep. Was the punishment awarded appropriate? Were all the defendant’s life circumstances taken into account? Did we judge fairly? I questioned what I truly believed after all these years.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Donald W. Marcari’s gripping novel looks at a flawed sense of justice and an imperfect bureaucracy in the military justice system. It also highlights that in a complicated world, lawyers with good hearts are still around to defend even those of us who are most flawed.

Readers who wish to experience this fast-paced and thought-provoking work can purchase “Conduct Unbecoming” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, Kobo or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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