Mark Casey was arrested for crimes he did not commit. Now the battle begins between Mark and the good ‘ol boys of Kentucky.
The odyssey that began for the main character in Pinned – A Kentucky True Crime, continues in Stains on the Gavel. This is book two of the ’Blue Grass’ Series, and details what some might call, Kentucky Injustice.
Mark’s highly paid lawyer thinks he is innocent. So do all his friends and family. Even the people in the community of Burkesville, Kentucky, with whom he has had dealings while frequenting some of the local establishments agree that what has happened to Mark sounds like a setup.
The lawyer for Mark’s defense has a track record of winning big lawsuits. This particular case is a big deal for a little rural town, where nothing much ever happens.
The Prosecution has virtually no evidence against Mark and the case is built on speculation. And it's looking like an acquittal is the logical outcome.
But remember, this is southern Kentucky, where the rules are sometimes made up on the fly, and money as always, carries a lot of weight. Our character is about to find that even in the bible-belt, not everybody lives by the Golden Rule, and sometimes personal gain can outweigh the obvious call for justice.
Stains on the Gavel starts up on the day of Mark’s jury trial and sequentially details the actions and reactions of the characters involved. This true story is rife with backroom deals and corruption by public officials, whose only agenda is their own personal gain.
In book one, Pinned – A Kentucky True Crime, this epic tale began in July of 2009 and provided the background details of the story. When the series finally concludes with Stains on the Gavel in 2013, everyone involved is changed; some for the better and some worse.
When Mr. Massie offered me a reviewer copy "Pinned: A Kentucky True Crime" I decided to give it a chance and was thoroughly engrossed in the tale for a week! Mark Casey (Mr. Massie) was "suckered" into a relationship by a "black widow" and then left to rot in jail for something he didn't do. Now this new book comes along and though I definately wanted to read it, I felt it couldn't be as good as the first. I was so wrong! This book details … more