Due to a freak auto accident, Jack Carpenter discovers a strange geological formation in the Mojave Desert near Bat Mountain, California. He thinks little about it until he returns out of curiosity and discovers the formation is growing, and doing so at a staggering rate.

Professor Parker has never seen or heard of a geological formation that is growing nearly six inches a day, so he contacts a friend at the U.S. Park Service to get him to take a look. Eventually word of the bizarre discovery gets out and people flock to see this miracle in the desert, which is beginning to look like a cathedral.

Seeing an opportunity to save his failing Church of the Living Desert, Reverend John Little proclaims that the Bat Mountain Formation is, indeed, a cathedral and it is being built by God to herald the second coming of Christ.

But before Reverend Little and his flock can get their movement off the ground, the U.S. Army steps in and declares the formation a potential public hazard and possible threat to national security. A series of mysterious deaths and the inability of scientist to explain the phenomenon gives credence to the Army's concern.
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HJ Ralles


In addition to writing novels, H. J. Ralles is a popular creative writing teacher who travels to middle schools all across the nation to share  her knowledge and experiences with her enthusiastic students and fans.  Back at her home in Houston, Texas she lives with her husband, two children in college,and a devoted black Labrador.  She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators.

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Henry’s mother has fallen in love with Orozimbo, a dilapidated eighty-year-old cottage that is nothing more than a pile of rubble! Or is it? When Henry’s parents purchase the old Texas cotton plantation, they get a lot more than just the property. Ghosts are everywhere! They threaten Henry and his cousin, Emily, and the two are caught up in a web of unresolved problems from centuries past. The only way for Henry to find peace is to solve the mysteries of Orozimbo.




William Manchee is a consumer lawyer by trade and practices in Dallas with his son Jim. Originally from southern California, he lives now in Plano, Texas with his wife Janet. He is the author of the ten volume Stan Turner Mystery series inspired by many actual cases from his past. His other works include the Rich Coleman Novels, Death Pact, Plastic Gods, and coming in 2012, Unconscionable, set in the midst of the mortgage crisis of 2008. He is also the author of the nonfiction book Go Broke, Die Rich, Turning Around the Troubled Small Business (January 2012).



a Stan Turner Mystery Vol 11

By William Manchee


A triple homicide is caught on tape by a professional photographer yet the person or persons responsible and the motive for this grisly crime are a mystery. This is the kind of high-profile murder case that attorney Paula Waters loves but as she tries to unravel the twisted facts a critical witness is murdered and two others disappear. When the trial finally begins and she thinks she has everything figured out, Stan informs her that she has it all wrong!

Paula isn’t happy with Stan’s revelations, particularly since he has been of little help to her during the trial. In the past he has been right there with her from the beginning to the end, but this time he has been busy helping their new associate Jodie Marshall with her civil defense of an ex-Army MP who thwarted a thief in a jewelry store heist but managed to shoot the store owner in the process.

Stan has his own troublesome bankruptcy case too. A Pakistani immigrant has been defrauded of his life savings of $250,000 by a thug preying on fellow countrymen wanting to immigrate to the U.S. Stan puts his client into a chapter 11 reorganization but the thug has little respect for U.S. laws or its judicial system causing Stan’s plan to go awry.


The Tarizon Saga

BY William Manchee


In this prequel to the Tarizon Trilogy the lives of three important leaders are chronicled, Rupra Bruda as the father of the Purist Party, Ramel Garcia as the champion of the Supreme Mandate, and Threebeard, the leader of the millions of mutants living outside the domed cities of Tarizon. Interwoven in the story of these influential leaders is the rise of the rhutz, Nanomites and Seafolken as sentient life-forms on Tarizon and the clash between the Purist, who want to enslave them all, and the Loyalist, who believe they are protected by the Supreme Mandate.


While all this is happening Tarizon is rocked by a series of super-volcanic eruptions that kill millions and enshroud the planet in a blanket of toxic haze. While most on Tarizon are just struggling for survival, the Purist see this horrific event as an opportunity to seize control of the government, revoke the Supreme Mandate and rid the planet of all inferior life-forms.

An American Teenager who thwarts an assassination attempt on the Prime Minister of Trinadad and Tobago becomes critical to the survival of the government, and the target of the opposition party.


Kevin Wells goes to visit his mother at Medical City Hospital in Dallas and has the good fortune of meeting Kiran Shah, the daughter of the Prime Minister of Trinadad and Tobago  who is Dallas for medical treatment.  Kiran and Kevin hit if off and hang out together while each's parent is in surgery.


Later that day when Kevin is going to see his mother he notices a suspicious man going into the Prime Minister's room. When he goes to investigate he interrupts and assassination attempt and ends up getting shot.


When Kevin wakes up after ten days in a coma, he has become a national hero and his life has changed forever. Although he is enjoying the notoriety and attention he is getting, he thinks a lot about Kiran and wishes he could see her again.


Several months later he gets his wish when he is summoned to Trinidad to identify and testify against the assassin and the Prime Minister promises him he can stay at his residence and be entertained by his two daughters.