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Audrey Spencer has landed her dream job as a Deputy District Attorney and is settling into the career change when the daughter of District Attorney Gregory Pope is found stabbed to death in a nearby park.

Nobody could have been more surprised than Audrey when Pope assigns her to handle the case. Uncertain about Pope’s motivation and assuming he hopes to influence how the case proceeds, Audrey jumps in with both feet to the most high-profile case of her career.

It isn’t long before Audrey realizes this case comes with more obstacles than she initially realized. The list of potential suspects is pages long. She must deal with office politics, something she hates. Her boss Gregory Pope–good intentions notwithstanding–is doing more harm than good.

Armed with only her wits, experience, and determination to find justice, Audrey will see this through to the end, whatever the cost.

Just when she thinks she has the case figured out, the murderer strikes again, throwing cold water on her theory.

Can she catch the killer before he murders a third time?


Criminal defense attorney Mitch Turner is tempted to turn down the most recent case that walks through his door because the prospective client, Candy Carlisle, sends out all the wrong vibes. He decides to take it, though, because he is concerned about Candy’s children. The case has issues right from the beginning, and so does Candy.

Mitch is not the first attorney on the case. The former attorney was afraid of Candy, and Mitch starts to believe those fears are justified.

Candy also swears she didn’t kill her husband while their children slept upstairs, but the physical evidence says otherwise. The further Mitch digs, the more he dislikes his client, but he also becomes increasingly convinced Candy is innocent. Proving it is going to be tough. Is Mitch up for the task? Can he find the actual perpetrator to save Candy’s children from having to see their mother go to prison? Can he put his feelings about Candy to the side in his search for justice?

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The Victim’s Wife


Criminal defense attorney Mitch Turner loves a challenge and is always determined to see that justice is done. He also has more cases than he can handle, but when the mysterious and grief-stricken Penny Moyer enters his office one afternoon, right as he is in the middle of working on a tight deadline, the story she tells intrigues him. With her husband murdered just the night before and his business associate Mason Harwood now charged for the crime, Penny is convinced Mason was set up for the job by the manipulative Vivian Fuger, another business partner.

Can Mitch uncover the real killer and save himself from ridicule? Or has he finally encountered a mind that is more capable than his own?

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The Good Client


Criminal defense attorney Mitch Turner is awoken in the middle of the night by a message from his nerdy law school employee, Timothy Cooper, begging Mitch for help. Uncertain about the problem from Timothy’s cryptic texts, Mitch Turner slips into his suit and heads over to visit Timothy, unable to imagine any reason why Timothy would be calling for help at such a late hour. Mitch arrives to find the police at Timothy’s apartment and learns that Timothy’s roommate was murdered.

There are no witnesses. There are no other suspects.

If you like legal thrillers, this novel is for you. Mitch Turner is a fast-talking lawyer who takes risks where others might not. Fans of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, and Scott Turrow will enjoy this story.

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The Stubborn Lawyer


THE MUGGER – Criminal defense attorney Mitch Turner has just left the courthouse after a long day when he hears a commotion coming from a nearby alley.

THE HOSTAGE NEGOTIATOR – Criminal defense attorney Mitch Turner is sitting at his desk working on a pressing deadline when a man walks in and points a gun at him, saying he needs a lawyer.

THE PROSECUTION’S WITNESS – It comes down to the trial. Everything criminal defense attorney Mitch Turner has done to resolve the murder charge against his client has failed, so now he must fight it out in court.


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Bad Blood

Jason Maxfield can’t stop looking over his shoulder. He is hitchhiking through Montana when Brandy Bixby offers him a ride as far as Billings. He gets in, but it isn’t long before they’re pulled over by Brandy’s drunk ex-husband. Brandy’s ex is bad news, and the situation escalates to where Jason has no choice but to get involved. That’s when the shooting starts. It is only with great difficulty that they leave Brandy’s ex-husband behind. But Jason’s troubles are only beginning. Unbeknownst to Jason, the ex-husband is the nephew of Hank Abraham, a local drug lord. At her insistence, Jason tries to part ways with Brandy in Billings, but they immediately kidnap her.

Jason chases after, sensing more is going on than is apparent. Jason chases down the kidnapper and it isn’t long before he is embroiled in a fight that could leave him and many others dead. The more he learns about Hank Abraham, the more committed Jason becomes to staying until things are put right, even if he is identified and sent back to prison.

Hank is an evil man who is planning something disastrous and Jason will do whatever he can to keep that from happening.

Can Jason rescue Brandy and stop Hank Abraham?

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Max Damage

Former Fed Jason Maxfield is seven years into a ten-year prison sentence. With his hopes of an early release dashed by the parole board, he resigns himself to serving his sentence.

But his day is about to get much worse.

Armed men storm the bus. Jason’s old adversary leads them. He threatens Jason’s ex-wife before knocking him unconscious. Not only that, but the daughter whose name he doesn’t even know is also at risk.

Jason regains consciousness and realizes his choice is simple: he can return to prison or he can use the key his enemy left lying within reach to free himself.

He takes the second option, desperate to get to his ex-wife and daughter before his sinister adversary can find them.

Can Jason do the impossible?

What price is he willing to pay?

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The Killer’s Club: Chapter 10

10 The crowd was just starting to disperse when Audrey crossed the bridge, climbed the stairs, crossed underneath the first line of yellow police crime scene tape, and strode back to her car. Her eyes narrowed when she saw Kennedy McClellan sitting on the hood waiting for her. Audrey frowned and wished she could shake herself of this woman. Audrey was increasingly confident that when Kennedy had learned they were both mothers returning to full-time work, she’d immediately taken hold

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The Killer’s Club: Chapter 9

9 Audrey followed Gregory Pope as he walked down the trail, descended the stairs, and crossed the pedestrian bridge. She expected Pope to turn on her again before he got too far, telling her she was off the case or coming back to argue why her approach was wrong, but he just marched across the wooden bridge and up the stairs on the other side, ripping through the crime scene tape and going on his way. A nearby police officer

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The Killer’s Club: Chapter 8

8 Audrey heard footsteps approaching from behind. She cringed. Without looking back, she already knew who it was. Ramirez made no move for the pad and pen. The other detective held out an evidence bag. Audrey carefully dropped them in. What am I gonna do about Pope? Audrey wondered. Pope had already made up his mind that Parker did it, but Audrey didn’t see any evidence that pointed to Parker other than his presence, which was circumstantial at best. They

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The Killer’s Club: Chapter 7

7 It felt different to Audrey when she parked her car in almost the same spot. She’d come to comfort Pope the first time. Now she was here to do her job. Two completely different mindsets. And she wasn’t sure how to make the switch, especially with Pope already chomping at the bit about this alleged suspect while suffering from shock. Her eyes narrowed. Unless the guy was in cuffs—something she thought unlikely—he was there voluntarily, whatever Pope said about

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A few updates

As I’m sure some of you have already noticed, I’m excited to announce that my new legal thriller, The Killer’s Club, is now out!  You can buy it here.  After a couple of other smaller projects are off my plate, I’ll turn my attention to Mitch Turner #4. Mitch has been patiently waiting his turn but getting increasingly anxious for his next story to be told. Mitch’s time is coming VERY soon. Jason Maxfield is also starting to knock on

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The Killer’s Club: Chapter 6

6 Audrey walked into the conference room while panting for breath. She was much later than she’d anticipated. She’d finally remembered the case her appointment was about on the drive over and had considered calling the other attorney until she recalled it was the mercurial Saul Boyle. The man already got under her skin enough during their regularly scheduled interactions. There was no sense in giving him another opportunity. It was always tricky to work with Saul Boyle, and in

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The Killer’s Club: Chapter 5

5 Audrey stayed as long as she could with Gregory Pope but eventually needed to get back to work. She had a 3:00 PM meeting for which she would already be late, even if she sped. She was surprised Pope came with her as far as the pedestrian bridge, quiet sobs occasionally escaping his otherwise stony demeanor. “Thank you for coming, Spencer,” he said. “I won’t forget.” Audrey nodded as she left without another word. What was there to say?

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The Killer’s Club: Chapter 4

4 It was always a mix of emotions for Audrey to perform her duties as a Deputy District Attorney, though she didn’t want it to be. This was something she’d expected on an intellectual level when she took the job but was not something she’d understood until she started digging into the nitty-gritty of the cases, sifting through all the horrid details that she’d prefer not to face but knew she must to properly execute her responsibilities. This was not

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The Killer’s Club: Chapter 3

3 Audrey couldn’t stay away even though common sense told her she probably should. She’d known of Gregory Pope for the better part of two decades. She couldn’t say she liked the man, but she felt empathy for him. He’d also offered her the job over other qualified candidates. There weren’t many employers who looked at a mother’s employment history with breaks like hers and put them on the front lines. She was more than grateful for the opportunity and

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The Killer’s Club: Chapter 2

2 Audrey always felt a sense of relief when she walked out of the prison. That was momentary because then they headed toward the parking lot, where the dread was somehow worse. She and Thane McMurtry had talked pleasantly on their way through the security checkpoints and as they walked out to the lot. Thane had no way of knowing just how much Audrey appreciated his presence. It helped distract her from the time she’d seen a mother pushing a

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The Killer’s Club: Chapter 1

1 Audrey Spencer folded her arms and leaned back in her chair as she regarded the two men sitting across the table from her. The air had gone cold, despite the stifling heat of the small room. “Excuse me?” Audrey could barely keep the consternation from her voice. She couldn’t remember the last time she’d been called such a word, if ever. She was no stranger to angry outbursts, but she hadn’t tolerated such behavior from her boys, and she

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The Killer’s Club is now out!

THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S DAUGHTER HAS JUST BEEN MURDERED. Audrey Spencer has landed her dream job as a Deputy District Attorney and is settling into the career change when the daughter of District Attorney Gregory Pope is found stabbed to death in a nearby park. THE NEWEST DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY IS ASSIGNED TO THE CASE. Nobody could have been more surprised than Audrey when Pope assigns her to handle the case. Uncertain about Pope’s motivation and assuming he hopes to influence

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