Merit Bridges Legal Thrillers

Merit Bridges is a tough, no-nonsense attorney and widowed mother living in Austin, Texas. She works hard, drinks too much wine, and sleeps with younger men. Merit is a champion of the underdog client and for women in general. She and her team – including Betty, a mothering office manager with a bad-ass attitude – struggle to stay one step ahead of the villains, while they navigate a labyrinth of legal issues, and prove again and again that you don’t mess with a Texas lady lawyer.

DOLLAR SIGNS: Merit Bridges Legal Thriller Book One

Attorney Merit Bridges represents a desperate client who takes a shortcut to justice and is charged with arson and murder. When Merit tries to set things right, she finds herself the target of a ruthless hired gun, Boots King, whose charge is simple: “Stop her.”  With the help of her team – including Betty, a mothering office manager with a bad-ass attitude – Merit struggles to stay alive, navigate a labyrinth of legal issues, and prove once again that you don’t mess with a Texas lady lawyer.

MUSIC NOTES: Merit Bridges Legal Thriller Book Two

Attorney Merit Bridges finds herself in danger again in Music Notes: Texas Lady Lawyer vs L.A. Baron. When client Liam Nolan is slain with his own guitar, Davey Ray Bell shows up claiming to be the celebrity musician’s illegitimate son. L.A. Baron, Nolan’s former manager, makes a back-door music deal and tries to grab the estate for himself. When the probate court pushes Baron out of the picture, he goes after Merit with a vengeance. Using the dark web, he ruins her reputation, destroys her career, and finally attempts to kill her. Who will come out on top of the scales of music and the scales of justice?

GREEN FEES: Merit Bridges Legal Thriller Book Three

BREAKING NEWS: THE ENFORCER STIKES AGAIN AND MERIT BRIDGES IS MISSING! Uncertainty and fear grip Austin as a murderer, who the press labels The Enforcer, leaves a trail of tortured bodies while avoiding identification and capture. Attorney Merit Bridges thinks it has nothing to do with her until she finds herself in danger when a client brings The Enforcer to her door. What unfolds is a story of deceit and betrayal that will shock and thrill as the identity of The Enforcer is revealed. Merit must then outwit the sinister and dangerous adversary to save herself from torture and certain death.

CHINESE WALL: Merit Bridges Legal Thriller Book Four

Attorney Merit Bridges finds herself a target again in this action-packed cinematic legal thriller. When court appointed as special counsel, she becomes privy to top-secret and incriminating information hidden behind a Chinese Wall. She must then discern if the curtain created by powerful FBI operatives is to deceive or protect.

Bursting with all the courthouse scheming, intrigue, and stunning plot twists that have become synonymous with a Manning Wolfe thriller, CHINESE WALL is her most vivid and evocative drama yet.

From award-winning author Manning Wolfe, a Merit Bridges Legal Thriller “so chilling the pages crackle with life, revealing a plot so tight it pops!”

Texas Toast

Ag Malone, legal investigator, teams up with attorney Kim Wan Thibodeaux to defend an innocent client and find the truth.

When a young Austin man is accused of murdering a prominent local doctor, all evidence points to his guilt. Will Ag find the key to challenge the Prosecution’s case?

In a Perry Mason style courtroom drama, the true murderer is revealed and justice is served!

In the first Merit Bridges short story, Ag Malone stars as the main character. Watch for future short stories featuring Betty, Ace, Val, Kim Wan, and all the Texas Lady Lawyer gang.

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