A Stan Turner Mystery
by William Manchee
Pub Date 30 Nov 2018
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Part of both the Stan Turner Mysteries and the Tarizon Saga. Dallas Attorney Stan Turner is called out to Possum Kingdom Lake in central Texas where two boy scouts have driven off a cliff in a jeep. The driver, Steven Caldwell, survives unscathed but the passenger dies. It appears to be just another tragic auto accident until the sheriff discovers Steven and the victim were in love with the same girl. When Steven is charged with murder, he asks Stan to defend him but Stan is reluctant to do so because Steven claims he ran off the road when he saw a spacecraft hovering overhead. In order to prove Steven's innocence, he'd have to prove that aliens had visited Possum Kingdom Lake!
"...Manchee provides his readers with a dexterously plotted tale that ties everything together with a surprise ending. And even if you don't believe in spaceships and aliens, you have to admit that this would make great courtroom drama- if it actually happened!..."- Herald McFarlane
I love reading books that grab your attention and hold it for the rest of the book and Cactus Island does that. I started reading this book yesterday and haven't looked back . . . I love how William makes you feel like the character is talking only to you and filling you in on all the Gossip and events of the day. I'm not going to spoil the story for anyone, but Cactus Island will grab you and hold you till the end. Highly recommended. Very entertaining. Lucia Rodriguez