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A Rich Coleman Novel, Book 3
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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.
He doesn't wear a warning sign. He looks perfectly normal. He's the man standing behind you in the check-out line, the neighbor who borrows your tools, the stranger who stops to offer you a lift. He smiles and nods and winks-and then he kills! Charlie Blackhawk is such a monster. Twisted fantasies have lured Charlie to the neon-splashed alleyways of Hollywood. When his path crosses that of Meg Stinson and her 12-year-old daughter, Sabrina, their lives change forever. What's the connection between the Stinsons and a girl named Amy?
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
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.
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.
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.