A young man enlists in the Marines and unknowingly befriends a serial killer.
When Stan Turner is very young he has his fortune told and it is a very ominous one foretelling of a very difficult and perilous life. About this time he has a brush with the law and decides to be an attorney. This sets the stage for the Stan Turner Mystery series as Stan is confronted with every imaginable obstacle to becoming an attorney--the worst of which is when he unknowingly befriends a serial killer and is accused of murdering his drill sergeant.
"Candidate Turner, you are under arrest for the murder of Sgt. Louis Foster," the first MP said as the other one tried to cuff me. "Please come with us."
Adrenalin began to explode into my blood stream. I ripped my hands away from the MP.
"I didn't do anything! You can't do this!"
My eyes began to swell up and I struggled to keep from crying in front of 100 stunned Marines. I looked at Lt. Burden hoping he would somehow intervene.
"Come on Stan! There's nothing you can do. Just let them cuff you and take you to the brig. I'll come to see you soon and then we'll figure out a way to get you out."
The MP's escorted me to a waiting jeep and sat me down in the back seat for the ride to the Quantico brig. I sat quietly, my head was throbbing, I wondered how in the hell my fingerprints could have got on the murder weapon? What was going on? I was innocent, this couldn't be happening. It just couldn't be happening.
Manchee weaves a fast paced, tightly wound narrative filled with intrigue, deception and circumstance which are not always as they seem. Undaunted proves Manchee's understanding of the justice system; not a wholly surprising situation for this successful Dallas attorney. Undaunted has it all. Love, duplicitous murder, a serial killer, The Corps, suicide, and a bigoted white supremacist all race the reader through the pages of this gripping work.