Lethal Defense | Podium Audio

By: Michael Stagg

Performed by: George Newbern

Released: October 13, 2020

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 09 hr, 59 min

A client savagely kills a man to protect a friend. A lawyer with secrets must prove it was justified.
Attorney Nate Shepherd left a big firm to go out on his own. He sees nothing but opportunity when an out-of-town lawyer wants to hire him as local counsel on a high-profile murder case. Though his family worries that the case hits too close to home, Nate joins the defense team.
When circumstances force him to take on a bigger role, Nate ignores his family’s fears and throws himself into his client’s defense. But as he digs deeper, every aspect of the case raises memories of a terrible event that Nate has tried his best to bury.
Battling an aggressive prosecutor in court and a dogged reporter outside it, Nate fights to prove that his client’s brutal, bloody slaying of an evil victim was right. But when Nate’s own story is exposed, it threatens his client’s freedom…and Nate’s carefully constructed life. Can he fend off his own demons long enough to save his client?
This is the first book in the gripping Nate Shepherd Legal Thriller series. If you like razor-sharp dialogue, iron-willed characters, and slippery moral quandaries, then you’ll love this fierce courtroom drama.



Michael Stagg

Michael Stagg was a civil trial lawyer for more than twenty-five years. He has tried cases to juries, so he’s won and he’s lost and he’s argued about it in the court of appeals after. Michael was still practicing law when the first Nate Shepherd books were published so he wrote them under a pen name. He writes full-time now and no longer practices, but the pen name has stuck.

Michael and his wife live in the Midwest. Their sons are grown so time that used to be spent at football games and band concerts now goes to writing. He enjoys sports of all sorts, reading, and grilling, with the order depending on the day.

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George Newbern