William Manchee is an attorney by trade who practices consumer law in Texas with his son. Originally from Southern California, he graduated from UCLA in 1969 and SMU Law School in 1975. In 1995 he began writing as an escape from his stressful law practice and it quickly became his passion. His genres are mystery, suspense, and science fiction, and he is the author of the Stan Turner Mysteries, Rich Coleman Novels, and the Tarizon Saga.
Descripción del libro
Dallas attorney Stan Turner hates criminal law but has a propensity for attracting murder cases anyway. So, it's no big surprise when a simple attorney-ad-litem appointment in family court evolves into a complex murder defense.
Melody Monroe, a delightful teenager with ambitions to be a gymnast, loses her parents in a tragic auto accident. She is devastated and falls into a deep depression. Without any relatives to take her in, she ends up with Child Protective Services. Due to what CPS considers to be her bad attitude, they have difficulty placing her with a permanent foster family until Frank and Marjorie Monroe come along. They are a middle-aged couple who want a child but don’t want the hassle of raising one who is very young, so Melody is a perfect fit.
Unfortunately, Melody soon finds out Frank is an alcoholic and often beats Marjorie up. And, it also becomes apparent that her new parents each have their own agendas, so she often finds herself caught in the middle of their bickering. Frank, too, has an un-fatherly interest in Melody which is rather unsettling.
Before long, Melody learns that Frank and his sister Natalie are beneficiaries of the Monroe Trust which owns a ranch worth millions of dollars. The two hate each other, and as the date draws near for the final release of the trust restriction on selling the ranch, Frank is found dead behind the wheel of his Ford Ranger. When Melody is charged with his murder she begs Stan to defend her.
Público al que se apunta
Adults of all ages who enjoy mysteries, suspense, or science fiction novels.
Tipo de portada de libro
Lightning Source / IngramSpark
Diseño de inspiración
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It's a legal thriller about a 16-year-old girl on trial for murder, so it should have a legal flavor. It's a mystery too, so it should be a little dark and mysterious. There are actually 2 murders carried out by manipulating the victim's blood thinning meds, so you might want to throw in couple prescription pill bottles (dark orange with a white tops, Directions- take two pills daily with a meal). The prescriptions are both for Warfarin and one is for Frank Monroe and the other for Natalie Stone. The family is fighting over the Double M Ranch which is worth millions, so a ranch scene with some horses as a background on the back cover is a possibility.
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