The Neon Palm

By Elizabeth A. Garcia and Manning Wolfe


Laurie Adams shoots her husband Ted and runs for her life. She changes her name, her looks, and her profession. Four months and many miles later, Ted turns up dead on the floor of Laurie’s apartment. How can he be dead twice? Laurie returns to her hometown to seek answers. What does Laurie have that dangerous men will go to any lengths to recover? 

And… What will they do to Laurie to get it?


Elizabeth A. Garcia’s award-winning Deputy Ricos Tales Series consists of seven novels. One Bloody Shirt at a Time, Darker Than Black, Border Ghosts, and The Trail of a Rattler, are award winners. Her Bullet Book, The Neon Palm debuted Fall 2019. 

In 2013-2014, Beth wrote a weekly column in The Alpine Avalanche. Two of those columns were chosen to be in an anthology of West Texas stories and essays, currently in publication. The Big Bend Gazette published 28 of Beth’s stories between 2006 and 2011.Thirteen of her short essays were published by The Alpine Daily Planet, and two additional short stories placed number one in their categories and are now published in Short Stories by Texas Authors, Vol.2, 2016.

Manning Wolfe, an award-winning author and attorney residing in Austin, Texas, writes cinematic-style, fast-paced crime fiction. Her legal thriller series features Austin Lawyer Merit Bridges. Manning is co-author of the popular Bullet Books Speed Reads, a series of crime fiction books for readers on the go.

As a graduate of Rice University and the University of Texas School of Law, Manning’s experience has given her a voyeur’s peek into some shady characters’ lives and a front row seat to watch the good people who stand against them.

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