Monday, February 29, 2016

An Excerpt from Dollar Signs, a Legal Thriller by Manning Wolfe

Omnimystery News: An Excerpt courtesy of Manning Wolfe

We are delighted to welcome author Manning Wolfe to Omnimystery News today.

Manning's new legal thriller is Dollar Signs (Starpath Books; February 2016 trade paperback and ebook formats) and we are pleased to introduce you to it with an excerpt. You can also enter to win a copy of the book!

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  He was sure he hadn't been seen, but he could find no way to enter the office without exposing himself to the camera while picking the lock. He looked down the hall seeking another entrance. There were many doors opening onto the hallway from various offices. He took a guess at a door based on the apparent size of the law office and began to work the lock. It was not yielding. Felt like a dead bolt was holding on the inside. As he tried again, he heard the elevator ding and the rustling of fabric with movement. He froze, and then backed up very slowly into the shadows at the end of the hallway.
  Betty walked toward the door humming an old Jerry Jeff Walker standard that Boots recognized, but couldn't name.
  Damn, she's an early bird, Boots thought.
  If he could catch her before she got to the glass door, and the camera, he could get behind her and force her to unlock the door. The camera could catch his face, unless he placed the hat just so and he couldn't be sure she wouldn't knock it off if she resisted. Maybe he could get the recording once he got into the office and destroy it, but what if the recorder was off site or in the security office downstairs? If he was careful, she couldn't identify him, but then his face might be linked to the break in and mugging.
  Betty stopped at the door, keys in hand. She froze for a second. She barely let out her breath, dropped the keys, and reached into her purse, but did not remove anything. Instead, she pointed the end of her handbag at the shadow with her hand inside.
  "I know you're down there," she said. "I'm packin', and I'll be glad enough to shoot your ass."
  Tough old bird, Boots thought. She'll probably shoot me right through that purse.
  "Show yourself," Betty said.
  She could see the outline of a hat and the pointed toe of a boot at the edge of the light.
  Boots stayed in the shadows and assessed his next move. He didn't think she could see him well enough to hit him as long as he stayed in the dark.
  Betty backed slowly down the hall with the handbag out before her …

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Manning Wolfe
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Manning Wolfe

Manning is an author and attorney, with one foot in the business world and one foot in the creative realm. Her business experience, combined with her vivid imagination manifests in quality services for clients, as well as compelling storytelling for readers. Manning is a graduate of Rice University and the University of Texas School of Law. She makes her home in Austin, Texas.

For more information about the author, please visit her website at and her author page on Goodreads, or find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Dollar Signs by Manning Wolfe

Dollar Signs by Manning Wolfe

The Texas Lady Lawyer Series

Publisher: Starpath Books Print/Kindle Format(s) Print/Nook Format(s)

Merit Bridges, an attorney and widowed mother in Austin, Texas, works hard, drinks too much wine, and sleeps with younger men. When Merit goes after a shady corporation threatening her client, she encounters hired gun Boots King. His charge is simple, "Stop her!"

Merit and her team — including Betty, a mothering office manager with a bad-ass attitude — struggle to stay alive, while they navigate a labyrinth of legal issues, and prove once again that you don't mess with a Texas lady lawyer.

Dollar Signs by Manning Wolfe. Click here to take a Look Inside the book.


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