Dallas attorney Stan Turner has a propensity for attracting impossible cases and getting in over his head. Read legal thrillers inspired by actual cases and experiences of the author who has been practicing law in Texas for over 40 years.
Forced into the Marine Corps by a vicious twist of fate, Stan Turner must leave his wife and family and report for duty. On his first day he unwittingly befriends a serial killer and soon finds himself charged with the murder of his drill sergeant. Aided by a lustful nurse who wants him and a journalist who wants his story, Stan desperately searches for the actual killer to prove his in innocense.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Volume 10 introduces a new addition to the firm of Turner & Waters, Stan former secretary, Jodie Marshall, who has worked her way through college, finished law school and has now just passed the bar. Knowing how talented she is, Stan throws her into the deep end on her first case, and she soon finds herself pitted against an angry boss of a Mexican drug cartel!
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.
Volume 12 of William Manchee's Stan Turner Mystery series. Dallas attorney Stan Turner is recruited to be the attorney-ad-litem for Melody Monroe, a teenager caught in the middle of her parents’ divorce action. But when her new father, Frank Monroe, is found dead in his Ford Ranger, Melody is charged with his murder and she asks Stan to defend her.