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 triggers an avalanche of misfortune culminating in the murder of Luther Bell, the smooth talking 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
Rich's son Ryan finally graduates from law school and is anxious to start law practice. His girlfriend, a classmate, also graduates but doesn't want to practice law but has her sights on becoming a literary agent. When Ryan hears this he remembers his father has written a true crime book about the murder of Martha Collins, his mother's aunt. When he tells Amanda about the manuscript she is ecstatic about the possibility that it could be her first placement. Unfortunately, she soon discovers that Rich and his wife, Erica, don't want the book published but won't say why.
Manchee explores the myriad of reasons why small businesses fail, provides practical advice on how to turn an ailing business around, and gives dozens of examples of entrepreneurs he has worked with in the past who have successfully reorganized their businesses.
"Just permission to go bankrupt"
In this first episode of the Stan Turner Mysteries, it's the tail end of the Vietnam War, and Stan, forced into the United States Marine Corps by a vicious twist of fate, must leave his wife and family, and report for duty. On his first day of boot camp, he unwittingly befriends a serial killer and soon finds himself on trial for the murder of his drill sergeant. Aided by a pretty nurse who wants him, and a reporter who wants his story, Stan desperately searches for the actual killer to prove his innocence.
"Story was okay, but the writing is sophomoric."
Stan is asked to defend a college student accused of killing her baby. It's a pretty hopeless case, as she has no memory of what happened. Stan knows he shouldn't even be taking the case since he's only been in practice for a year and has never handled a murder trial. But the client's father insists, claiming "God" has sent him to Stan.
"A Highly Entertaining Legal Thriller"
Stan's bankruptcy client, Maureen Thompson, is accused of her husband's murder. Her alleged motive is the proceeds of a large insurance policy on her husband's life that would cure her financial woes. Stan assigns the case to his partner, Paula Waters, who at first is excited about getting a new high-profile murder case but her excitement is soon dampened when she learns this isn't the first of Maureen Thompson's husbands to be hacked to death with an ice pick!
As the stock market is taking a nosedive and the nations banking system falls into crisis, Stan is asked by the CIA to help an operative unravel an IRS garnishment and ends up caught in a firefight between the IRS and the CIA. His day grows more complicated still as he receives the surprising news that he has been named executor over the estate of Lottie West, who has died in suspicious circumstances and who--Stan soon discovers--has been hiding priceless art treasures stolen during World War II.
When a high school student discovers his father is working with the CIA on a top secret project involving aliens from the planet Tarizon, the project is compromised and Peter Turner must accept exile or be killed. When he arrives on Tarizon, much to his shock and dismay, he discovers his arrival has been highly anticipated as there is a prophecy that an Earthchild will come to Tarizon to lead a revolt against a tryrant who has enslaved many of the planet's lifeforms.
"great world but.."
While defending a teenager accused of murder, Stan discovers a secret government project invoving aliens from another planet. In order to keep him from compromising the Tarizon Repopulation project the CIA attempts to recruit him into the program.
A college student is framed for a huge bank robbery and ends up on trial for murder when a bank official is found dead in the vault. UCLA student Fred Fuller is pleased with his new part-time job as a bank 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 girlfriend, Maria.
When the ruthless chairman of Houston's Midsouth Bank frames attorney Matt Coleman for bankruptcy fraud and then has his wife murdered, Matt sets out to destroy the banker and his financial empire. It's a daunting task from federal prison but with the help of family, friends, and fellow inmates, he is confident he can make Frank Hill wish he'd never been born.
Step into the shoes of Dallas attorney, Stan Turner, in the late 1970s 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 trades in his legal pad for a detective's notebook and goes to work to solve these most perplexing mysteries.
Richard Coleman has made partner in his law firm in record time. Despite his success there is little joy in his life having recently lost his wife in an auto accident. It's been over a year now and he has tried to adjust to the loneliness and emptiness in his life with little success. Then he meets Erica Fox, the 17-year-old daughter of the firm's high-rolling client, Franklin Fox.
After being discharged from the Marine Corps, Stan Turner ends up in Dallas where he intends to finish law school at SMU. In the spring of 1976 he is recruited by the Repubican Party to be 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 local party contributor, Brad Thorton, and the apparent murder-suicide of Stan's best friend....
Stan Turner is asked by the CIA to defend a woman accused of killing her alien husband and three children. What the CIA doesn't tell Stan is that the woman's husband isn't from Mexico but from another planet.
"Worst read book"
Stan is called home from a Colorado vacation when his client is cornered in a barn by the FBI, allegedly having killed an IRS agent. It looks like a hopeless case as a witness claims to have seen Dusty Thomas standing over the body, shotgun in hand. Dusty, however, insists he is innocent and since he has been a hard-luck client, Stan agrees to defend him. But Stan is soon distracted by the disappearance of his friend and best client, Tex Weller, and must go to Ecuador to try to find him.
A high-school student, serving in an ROTC color guard at a Caribbean trade conference in Dallas, discovers an assassination plot unfolding against the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago and has only seconds to try to thwart it or stand by and watch it happen. Kevin Wells elects to intervene and manages to save the prime minister's life, but is shot in the process. While recovering in the hospital the Prime Minister's daughter comes to visit him to express her thanks for saving her father's life.
"great story + insight"
Videl Lai is dead and Tarizon's cataclysmic war is over, or so everyone thinks, until Tarizon's Intergalactic Fleet refuses to surrender. Then Videl Lai's adopted son, Evohn Cystrom masterminds the escape of Rupra Bruda, the father of the Purists movement. As the Fleet diviantly leaves it moon base on Clarion, Cystrom informs Chancelor Lorin Boskie that they plan to travel to Earth with the intent of its conquest.
Leek Lanzia, who many believe to be "the Liberator" mentioned in a well known prophecy, is given command of the remnants of the mutant army after it is decimated by Tarizon's Global Army'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 overwhelming the Loyalists' capitol.