Cash Call, A Stan Turner Mystery Vol 5

      William Manchee / Mystery & Detective / Thrillers & Crime
Cash Call, A Stan Turner Mystery Vol 5

Stan and Rebekah's good friends, Don and Pam Blaylock, are living the American dream--a beautiful home, wonderful children, Don has a great job and Pam is president of Junior League. But all that changes when they make an imprudent investment in a Golden Dragon restaurant franchise and their son is arrested for DWI. Cash Call is a legal horror story that could happen to anyone.Stan and Rebekah's good friends, Don and Pam Blaylock, are in deep trouble. An imprudent investment in a Golden Dragon franchise and their son's arrest for DWI trigger an avalanche of misfortune culminating with the murder of Luther Bell, the smooth-talking restaurant promoter responsible for their impending demise. While Stan conducts a preemptive investigation to prove his clients are innocent, he is inundated with lawsuits and claims from their growing list of creditors and must deal with the inevitable marital strife that threatens this once proud family. Then one of Stan's old flames resurfaces and makes a play for Stan's affections. A wrongful death suit worth millions, ancient Peruvian pottery filled with diamonds, and a confrontation with the Mob round out this nail-biting legal thriller.
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    Cactus Island, A Stan Turner Mystery Vol 8

      William Manchee / Science Fiction / Mystery & Detective
Cactus Island, A Stan Turner Mystery Vol 8

In order to successfully defend a teenager accused of murder, Dallas attorney Stan Turner must prove that an alien spacecraft flew over central Texas!Stan is called out to Possum Kingdom Lake in central Texas where there's been a tragic Jeep accident. The teenage driver, Steven Caldwell, survives unscathed but his passenger dies. It appears to be just another tragic auto accident until the sheriff discovers Steven and the victim were in love with the same girl. When Steven is charged with murder, he insists the accident wasn't his fault. He claims he was distracted by an alien spacecraft flying overhead. At first Stan thinks his client's story is ridiculous, but as his investigation progresses he discovers his client may be telling the truth.
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    Unconscionable, A Rich Coleman Novel Vol 3

      William Manchee / Thrillers & Crime
Unconscionable, A Rich Coleman Novel Vol 3

Volume 3 of the Rich Coleman Novel series. A timely novel about one greedy of mortgage lender who made himself millions but destroyed the lives of thousands of Americans and helped send the American economy in a tailspin.An ex-military contractor tries to leave the world behind, but it’s not as simple as he thinks...especially once the blood lust strikes.Horrific experiments took the two things that mattered most to William Strickland -- his family and his humanity. Now a twisted mutation of human and animal DNA, he is up against the most powerful corporation in the world... and all he has are his wits, his will, and the wolf.Grab this riveting thriller today and free the beast inside!
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    Tarizon, Civil War, Tarizon Trilogy Vol 2

      William Manchee / Fantasy / Science Fiction
Tarizon, Civil War, Tarizon Trilogy Vol 2

Leek Lanzia is given command of the 3rd Loyalist Army and quickly gains the support of the people against the tyrant Videl Lai.Leek Lanzia, who many believe is “the Liberator” mentioned in the Prophecy, is given command of the remnants of the mutant army after it is decimated by the TGA’s seemingly invincible hovertanks. He must reorganize and rebuild the army if there is going to be any chance of stopping the TGA from marching all the way to Rigomol and overrunning the capital city. After losing a bid to becoming chancellor, Lorin aligns herself with Leek in order to preserve the organization she and her father have so painstakingly built and to save the Nanomites from Videl Lai’s ordered genocide. While rebuilding the Loyalist’s 3rd Army, Leek proves himself a capable leader and quickly gains the support and admiration of his soldiers and the people of Tarizon. But as the war drags on Leek yearns to rescue his mate, Lucinda, held captive by Videl Lai in the capital city of Shisk.
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    Shroud of Doom

      William Manchee / Science Fiction
Shroud of Doom

Volume II of the Tarizon Saga, a prequel to the Tarizon Trilogy, The Liberator, Civil War, and Conquest Earth. Chronicles the period directly after Tarizon's cataclysmic super volcanic eruptions that killed millions and left the planet under a shroud of volcanic ash.Thousands of years ago a group of explorers were sent out from the planet Pharidon to find new habitats for their exploding population. After years of searching without success the explorers split up with one finally discovering Earth and the other Tarizon. The Pharidon explorers thrived on Tarizon but as their population grew and spread out over the globe, nations were formed each claiming sovereignty over its populace. Eventually national pride, greed, and envy led to a hundred cycle global nuclear war. Peace only came after a spiritual leader, Sandee Brahn, led a movement to unify the planet and bring about lasting peace. His goal was accomplished at a World Assembly where the Supreme Mandate was written and ratified by all the nations of Tarizon and peace was finally restored. Shroud of Doom takes place thirty-seven years after unification (37 A.U.) The planet's ecology is slowly recovering from the effects of the long war that has killed millions, destroyed most of the planet's infrastructure, and left Tarizon barely habitable. In order for the human population to survive huge domes have been constructed over the cities to protect the inhabitants. Unfortunately, the cities were unable to contain the entire population and millions were left outside the domes to die. Although most did die a few, known as the Mutants, managed to adapt to Tarizon's hostile environment and survived. Like the mutants the two other sentient life forms on Tarizon, the Nanomites and the rhutz were left outside the domes to fend for themselves. Shroud of Doom is the story of the collision of these two worlds which eventually plunges Tarizon into civil war.
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    Deadly Distractions, A Stan Turner Mystery Vol 6

      William Manchee / Mystery & Detective / Thrillers & Crime
Deadly Distractions, A Stan Turner Mystery Vol 6

Stan is called back from vacation when his client is cornered in his barn by the FBI, allegedly having killed an IRS agent. It seems like a hopeless case as a witness claims Dusty Thomas was standing over the dead agent's body with a shotgun in hand. But Dusty professes his innocense and he's been a hard luck client, so Stan agrees to defend him.After two tough years practicing law, Stan and his family take a well-deserved vacation to Colorado. Unfortunately the vacation is cut short when a client is found standing over the body of a dead IRS agent. It appears to be an open and shut case since Dusty Thomas has had a long feud with the dead agent Bobby Tuttle, and more than enough motive to kill him, yet he claims to be innocent.Stan's new partner Paula Waters convinces Stan to finish his vacation promising to handle Dusty Thomas' arraignment and get an investigation underway. While Stan is away, she makes good on her promise and even manages to arrange financing for Dusty's defense. But Stan is mortified when he reads in the Colorado papers that a radical paramilitary group, the Citizens Defense Alliance or CDA, is doing the funding. Since the CDA denies the legitimacy of the federal income tax and has been a target of federal prosecutors for many years, Stan and Paula immediately come under the close scrutiny of the FBI and the press. To further complicate matters, Stan's best client and close friend, Tex Weller, is reported missing by his wife. When Stan investigates his disappearance, he finds a letter that leads him to believe Tex is in Ecuador.While Stan is searching for Tex in Ecuador, Paula continues her investigation of Bobby Tuttle's murder and quickly discovers a long list of enemies with motive to kill him. But her investigation is sidetracked when she learns Stan is missing and may have been kidnaped. As weeks go by and Stan isn't found, she is forced to turn her attention back to the Dusty Thomas case and leave the search for Stan up to the FBI and the local Ecuadorian authorities. Barely able to concentrate, she plods on and day by day and soon becomes convinced that Dusty Thomas is innocent.
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    Brash Endeavor, A Stan Turner Mystery Vol 3

      William Manchee / Mystery & Detective / Thrillers & Crime
Brash Endeavor, A Stan Turner Mystery Vol 3

Step into the shoes of Dallas attorney, Stan Turner, as he begins the practice of law. Then hang on for the ride of your life as Stan immediately steps into a rattlesnake's nest and has to do some fancy two-steppin' to avoid a lethal strike from his own clients. When Stan's wife, Rebekah, is arrested for murder, Stan turns in his legal pad for a detective's notebook and goes to work to save her.In this volume 2 of the Stan Turner Mysteries, Step into the shoes of Dallas attorney, Stan Turner, in the late 1970's as he begins the practice of law. Then hang on for the ride of your life as Stan immediately steps into a rattlesnake's nest and has to do some fancy two-steppin' to avoid a lethal strike from his own clients. When Stan's wife, Rebekah, is arrested for murder and a client turns out to be a ghost, Stan turns in his legal pad for a detective's notebook and goes to work to solve these most perplexing mysteries. Teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, Stan pushes on relentlessly to extricate himself and his family from certain doom. Sex, greed and a lust for power drive this most extraordinary novel to a stunning conclusion.
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    Black Monday, A Stan Turner Mystery Vol 7

      William Manchee / Mystery & Detective / Thrillers & Crime
Black Monday, A Stan Turner Mystery Vol 7

It's October 17, 1987, and there have been three murders in Dallas that night. The owner of a troubled thrift and his mistress are found in their condo with their throats cut and a woman is asphyxiated in her home along with her eleven dogs. Paula ends up defending the man accused of the double homiced and Stan is shocked to find out he has been appointed the executor over the old ladies' estate.This story begins on the infamous Black Monday, October 19, 1987. As the stock market is taking a nosedive and banks and S&L's are falling left and right, Stan is asked by the CIA to help an operative unravel an IRS garnishment and ends up caught in a fire-fight between the CIA and the FBI.His day grows more complicated still as he receives the surprising news that he has been named as the executor of the estate of one Lottie West, who has died in suspicious circumstances and who--Stan soon discovers--has been hiding priceless art treasures stolen during World War II.So the last thing Stan needs is a visit from his law partner, Paula Waters, who tells him she wants to defend the man accused of killing the chairman of one of Dallas' troubled thrifts. And it's only Monday...
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    Disillusioned, A Stan Turner Mystery Vol 2

      William Manchee / Mystery & Detective / Thrillers & Crime
Disillusioned, A Stan Turner Mystery  Vol 2

Stan returns to law school after narrowly escaping the United States Marines Corps and court martial for the murder of his drill sergeant. He thinks law school should be a snap after the ordeal he has just endured, but he is wrong and quickly finds himself mired in a web of intrigue and deception that threatens both him and his family.After being discharged from the United States Marine Corps, Stan ends up in Dallas where he intends to finish law school. In the spring of 1976, while attending SMU, he is recruited into the Republican party, elected county chairman, and finds himself helping President Gerald Ford in his campaign against Jimmy Carter. The campaign is marred, however by an untimely FBI investigation into the financial dealings of a major party contributor, Brad Thornton.The investigation unleashes an avalanche of misfortune beginning with the alleged murder-suicide of Stan’s friend, Rob Shepard, his wife Cindy and their three children and culminating in the resignation of two Republican candidates for the 67th District’s state representative seat. Stan, who can’t believe his best friend could have murdered his family, launches his own personal investigation to clear Rob’s name. When the investigation turns up new evidence that threatens members of a powerful Mexican drug cartel, Stan becomes the target of Cartel thugs and hit men. Undaunted by these threats, Stan enlists the help of a resourceful classmate, Paula Waters, and a law professor, Harry Hertel (aka Snake) and undertakes a dangerous mission to extract a key witness held by the Cartel at a Mexican resort. Still saddled with the responsibly to field a candidate in the 67th District Stan recruits his assistant, Kristina Tenison, for the job. Kristina is reluctant to run as no woman has ever been elected to this office since Reconstruction, but when Stan agrees to be her campaign manager, and promises her she’ll win, she reluctantly enters the race against the veteran incumbent, Ron Wells. But as the election draws near and she still finds herself lagging in the polls, she wonders if she hasn’t made a big mistake and questions Stan’s continued assurances that she’ll win.
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    The Prime Minister's Daughter

      William Manchee / Thrillers & Crime
The Prime Minister's Daughter

A Texas high school student who has a chance encounter with the daughter of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and thinks he is in love. He knows there is no hope for such a long distance relationship but can't shake the feeling that she is his soul mate.Trouble in Trinidad is the story of an American high school student, Kevin Wells, who is wounded while thwarting an attempted assassination of the Prime Minister of Trinidad-Tobago. While he is recovering he is visited by the Prime Minister's daughter, Kiran Shah, and falls in love. When he is summoned by the FBI to go to Trinidad he is elated because he will be able to see Kiran. What he doesn't know is that the rebel party responsible for the assassination attempt has vowed to kill him.
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    Tarizon, Conquest Earth, Tarizon Trilogy Vol 3

      William Manchee / Fantasy / Science Fiction
Tarizon, Conquest Earth, Tarizon Trilogy Vol 3

The war is over but the TGA command on Clarion, Tarizon's largest moon, refuses to surrender the Intergalactic Fleet made up of six huge attack cruisers and thousands of fighters. Led by Videl's adopted son, Evohn Cystrom, the Purists announce their intentions to conquer Earth and then return to destroy Tarizon.Thi final book of the Tarizon Trilogy is the story of the Loyalist desperate attempt to warn the United States of an imminent attack by the Intergalactic Fleet and to thwart a carefully crafted plot to overthrow the U.S. government, the first stage of Evohn Cystrom's plan to conquer Earth.
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    Tarizon: Desert Swarm

      William Manchee / Actions & Adventure / Science Fiction / Thrillers & Crime
Tarizon: Desert Swarm

What looks like a cathedral suddenly begins to emerge from the sands of the Mojave Desert. Scientist believe it is a natural phenomenon but a local religious leader insists it is a sign from the Lord of the second coming of Christ.Due to a freak auto accident, Jack Carpenter discovers a strange geological formation in the Mojave Desert near Bat Mountain, California. He thinks little about it until he returns out of curiosity and discovers the formation is growing, and doing so at a staggering rate. Fascinated by this, he calls in his friend George Parker, a local geology professor, and together they begin to study the Bat Mountain Formation in earnest.Professor Parker has never seen or heard of a geological formation that is growing nearly six inches a day, so he contacts a friend at the U.S. Park Service to get him to take a look. Eventually word of the bizarre discovery gets out and people flock to see this miracle in the desert, which is beginning to look like a cathedral. Seeing an opportunity to save his failing Church of the Living Desert, Reverend John Little proclaims that the Bat Mountain Formation is, indeed, a cathedral and it is being built by God to herald the second coming of Christ.But before Reverend Little and his flock can get their movement off the ground, the U.S. Army steps in and declares the formation a potential public hazard and possible threat to national security. A series of mysterious deaths and the inability of scientist to explain the phenomenon gives credence to the Army's concern.
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    Act Normal, A Stan Turner Mystery Vol 9

      William Manchee / Science Fiction / Mystery & Detective
Act Normal, A Stan Turner Mystery Vol 9

Stan is recruited by the CIA for its ultra top secret Tarizon Repopulation project. His first assignment is to defend a woman accused of murdering her children and alien husband. The alien husband, however, is not from Mexico but Tarizon, a planet in another solar system.Stan is recruited by the CIA for its ultra top secret Tarizon Repopulation project. His first assignment is to defend a woman accused of murdering her children and alien husband. The alien husband, however, is not from Mexico but Tarizon, a planet in another solar system. Stan must not only prove his client innocent but also make sure nobody finds out the government is allowing aliens to live and propagate on Earth. While Stan is busy with his CIA project, Paula is asked to defend the accused in the arson-murder of a prominent scientist and his family. While a bitter feud between neighbors over a barking dog and a chain link fence appears to be the motive for the crime, Paula discovers several others who have benefitted from Chester Brown's death.In the midst of the two murder investigations Stan is lured into a dangerous relationship with an alien woman assigned to keep an eye on him. He soon learns the women of Tarizon are much more dangerous than those on Earth.
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    Deadly Dining

      William Manchee / Mystery & Detective / Thrillers & Crime
Deadly Dining

This eleventh volume of the Stan Turner Mysteries features legal sleuths Stan Turner and Paula Waters, but including for the fist time, Jodie Marshall, their new associate who has worked her way up from secretary to trial attorney. While Paula works a triple homicide and Jodie defends a good samaritan who accidentally shoots a store owner, Stan backs them up while fighting his own battles.A triple homicide is caught on tape by a professional photographer yet the person or persons responsible and the motive for this grisly crime are a mystery. This is the kind of high-profile murder case that attorney Paula Waters loves but as she tries to unravel the twisted facts a critical witness is murdered and two others disappear. When the trial finally begins and she thinks she has everything figured out, Stan informs her that she has it all wrong! Paula isn’t happy with Stan’s revelations, particularly since he has been of little help to her during the trial. In the past, he has been right there with her from the beginning to the end, but this time, he has been busy helping their new associate Jodie Marshall with her civil defense of an ex-Army MP who thwarted a thief in a jewelry store heist but managed to shoot the store owner in the process. Stan has his own troublesome bankruptcy case too. A Pakistani immigrant has been defrauded of his life savings of $250,000 by a thug preying on fellow countrymen wanting to immigrate to the U.S. Stan puts his client into a chapter 11 reorganization but the thug has little respect for U.S. laws or its judicial system causing Stan’s plan to go awry. Stan’s unexplained absences from the office further exacerbate his shaky relations with Paula, particularly when she discovers he’s apparently having liaisons with a hooker!
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    Plastic Gods, A Rich Coleman Novel Vol 2

      William Manchee / Thrillers & Crime
Plastic Gods, A Rich Coleman Novel Vol 2

A ruthless banker orders Matt Coleman's death when the attorney's slick TV ads for his bankruptcy clinic trigger a consumer revolt that threatens the bank.With consumer debt nearing two trillion dollars and seventy million Americans struggling to pay their bills each month, attorney Matt Coleman finds fertile ground for his new Consumer Relief Centers of Texas. As thousands flock into his offices to file bankruptcy, Matt's success begins to take its toll on Houston's MidSouth Bank run by a very powerful and ruthless banker, Franklin P. Hill. At first Hill is content to play some dirty tricks on Matt in an effort to discredit him. But when that doesn't work, Matt is warned one last time to back off his vicious attacks on the lucrative credit card industry or suffer dearly. A timely novel of love, greed, and America's addiction to plastic.
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    Tarizon, The Liberator, Tarizon Trilogy Vol 1

      William Manchee / Science Fiction
Tarizon, The Liberator, Tarizon Trilogy Vol 1

A teenager is abducted by aliens when he discovers his father is working with them on an ultra top secret project with the U.S. government.A high school student inadvertently discovers that his father is working on a top secret project with the CIA and aliens from another planet. When the aliens discover this serious security breach they insist on Peter Turner's exile to Tarizon. Meanwhile Tarizon is recovering from a series of super volcanic eruptions that has nearly destroyed all life on the planet. Tarizon is slowly recovering ecologically but the political situation is volatile. Videl Lai has become Chancellor in a tainted election. Once in power, he renounces Tarizon's constitution, The Supreme Mandate, and orders the extermination of all non-human life forms. The Loyalist party, however, has been planning a civil war to restore rule under the Supreme Mandate and stop the genocide. The Loyalist Party, however, is weak and there is little hope it will be able to defeat Videl Lai and his formidable army. The only hope seems to be a prophecy that foretells of the arrival of a Liberator from Earth who would lead a revolt to rid Tarizon of a ruthless dictator. When Videl Lai learns of Peter's imminent arrival and the talk that he might be the Liberator, he vows to have him killed the moment he sets foot on Tarizon.
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    Second Chair, A Stan Turner Mystery, Vol.4

      William Manchee / Mystery & Detective / Thrillers & Crime
Second Chair, A Stan Turner Mystery, Vol.4

Stan is asked to defend a young college girl charged with murdering her newborn child. Knowing he lacks the experience for such an undertaking, he enlists his former criminal law professor to be "Second Chair." What he doesn't know is the professor, who everyone calls "Snake" is a drunk and a womanizer. When Snake fails to show up for the last few days of trial Stan is devastated.It's 1981 in Dallas and Stan decides to throw a Christmas party at his home as a way of saying thanks to the clients who have sustained him during his first tumultuous year in the practice of law. As Stan's luck would have it, a client is killed in a freak accident and Stan is blamed for his death. While trying to shield himself from the wrath of the grieving widow, he's asked to defend a young woman charged with murdering her newborn child. Since Stan has only been practicing a year, he knows he shouldn't take the case, but his client begs him to do it. Reluctantly, he agrees but enlists the aid of his former criminal law professor at SMU to be "Second Chair." He thinks everything is going to be okay now, but what he doesn't realize is that his professor is a drunk and probably won't show up for trial.
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    Uncommon Thief

      William Manchee / Mystery & Detective / Thrillers & Crime
Uncommon Thief

The first of twenty-one novels by William Manchee inspired by actual events while he was a student at UCLA in the 60's. A naive college student, working part-time as a bank messenger, is seduced by a sexy bank teller and set up to take the fall for a major bank robbery.UCLA student Fred Fuller is pleased with his new part-time job as a messenger for Bank USA. The job pays well, the hours are perfect, and many of the bank tellers he works with are young and pretty. When one of the tellers takes a special interest in Fred he struggles to remain faithful to his college girlfriend, Maria. But this temptation is nothing compared to the dilemma he faces when he discovers a bag full of the bank's money in his company vehicle and realizes he’s been set up to take the fall for a six-million-dollar bank heist. Fred has political ambitions and has worked as a congressional intern in the past. When he is charged with the murder of the bank’s cashier he uses his political connections to obtain legal counsel. His attorney is top notch, an ex-DA who's gone into private practice, but he's expensive and Fred must rely on Maria's fundraising efforts to fund his defense.The case against Fred looks pretty hopeless when Fred's fingerprints are found inside the vault and a witness claims he heard Fred planning to flee the country. Fred's only hope is if his two best friends, Steve and Randy, can track down the real killer and get him to confess to the crime. Unfortunately, nobody knows where Sam Stewart has disappeared and the FBI has given up trying to find him.
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