Attorney/Author Mark M. Bello Brings the Issue of Clergy Abuse into the Spotlight

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Legal thriller, "Betrayal of Faith" depicts injustice and legal complications of clergy abuse cases.

"Betrayal of Faith is dedicated to survivors of abuse and the lawyers and advocates who fight for the justice these victims deserve."

Many victims of sexual abuse are afraid to come forward. They think they will be blamed or no one will believe them. They keep quiet out of fear. Furthermore, who wants to share such traumatic information, even with family members, let alone the public?

Every April is nationally designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This years’ theme is “Embrace Your Voice.” It seems fitting, given recent events and the “Me Too” movement that sent shock waves nationwide, as hundreds of people spoke out about their experiences.

Sexual assault affects everyone—survivors, family, friends, loved ones. We can all raise awareness; we can all use our voice to support end sexual assault.

That is exactly what award-winning author Mark M. Bello did in his debut novel, Betrayal of Faith, based on a real clergy abuse case he handled in the late 1970’s.
Zachary Blake is a down-on-his-luck lawyer with little hope of turning his career around. That is until Jennifer Tracey calls with the case of a lifetime against one of the world’s largest religious organizations. Jennifer discovers that the parish priest has harmed her two sons.

As Blake and his private investigator, Micah Love, dig deeper into the case, they not only discover a clandestine organization within the church that will stop at nothing to circumvent justice and cover up the depraved acts of a rogue priest, but the find that one person who may provide some answers has died under mysterious circumstances.

Will Blake be able to resurrect his troubled career and obtain the justice Jennifer seeks for her kids?

Betrayal of Faith is dedicated to survivors of abuse and the lawyers and advocates who fight for the justice these victims deserve.

ISBN – 1532006276

About the Author
Mark M. Bello is an attorney and award-winning author of the Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Series. Combining his legal experience and passion for justice with a creative writing style, Mark not only brings high-quality legal services to his clients, but captivating novels to his readers.

To learn more about Mark, please visit his website.

To arrange a book signing or interview, contact Christine Borrello at 248-981-7003 or

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