Forbidden Sanctuary | Podium Audio

Star Lawyers

Forbidden Sanctuary

Book 2

By: Tom Shepherd

Performed by: Scott Aiello

Released: July 23, 2019

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 08 hr, 50 min

What terrible secrets will Tyler Matthews and his star lawyers discover within the forbidden sanctuary on the mysterious, sacred planet Adao-2?
Can the legal team from Matthews Interstellar Industries learn the truth in time to save M-double-I’s century-long quest to open Jump Gate Omega, bridge the 2.5 million light years to the Andromeda galaxy, and prevent economic ruin and war in the Milky Way?
While Tyler, J.B., Rosalie, and Lucy (her shapeshifter cat) battle pirates and religious fanatics, Suzie and her holographic A.I. colleagues – former ladies of the night, re-purposed as legal assistants and starship crew – face an even deadlier foe. This unknown enemy threatens to delete all the starship Patrick Henry’s programs and terminate their existence forever. 
To make matters worse, Cousin Esteban languishes in prison on Suryadivan Prime, where the former Catholic monk faces a death sentence for crimes he did not commit. 
Rollicking sci-fi fun, packed with humor, romance, and deep space adventure, punctuated with courtroom battles on alien worlds. Fans have dubbed the Star Lawyers series “Star Trek meets Law & Order.”



Tom Shepherd

Tom Shepherd flew medical evacuation helicopters in Vietnam, where he received two Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Air Medal, and the Purple Heart. He has worked as a Japanese linguist, public school teacher, and graduate school instructor. Shepherd is originally from Reading, Pennsylvania, but lived in Alaska, Germany, Indochina, and the Republic of Korea. He spent the balance of of his professional career working with churches in the Deep South, California, and the Midwest and serving as Professor of Religious Studies at Unity Institute near Kansas City, Missouri. Author of a wide array of articles and nonfiction books, plus more than twenty plays and two novels for the middle grades, Dr. Shepherd "retired" in 2016 to write novels full time. Star Lawyers is his sci-fi series. ("Arrested on an alien world, who you gonna call?") Tom Shepherd lives with his wife Carol-Jean in Tucson, Arizona.



Scott Aiello