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Nate Shepherd Legal Thriller Series

A bloody van. A motive. No alibi. Nate’s next case is not looking great.

Attorney Nate Shepherd’s newest client stands accused of a fatal hit and run. While Nate doesn’t believe that the CEO of Carrefour’s largest charity would ever smash into a person and flee the scene, a blood-streaked van says otherwise.

A free-wheeling prosecutor is certain that Nate’s client did it and more, that the killing wasn’t an accident at all. With help from old friends and an intriguing new one, Nate uncovers incriminating acts, secret relationships, and a massive motive that has him scrambling for answers.

As the case gets worse, Nate fights to craft a defense. But as trial approaches, one risk grows until it looms over everything else: Will Nate destroy his client’s life by saving his freedom?

Just Plea is the fifth book in the gripping Nate Shepherd Legal Thriller series. If you like razor-sharp dialogue, captivating characters, and riveting trials, you’ll love this fierce courtroom drama by Michael Stagg.



Michael Stagg

Michael Stagg is a practicing lawyer who writes legal thrillers under a pen name. He's tried cases to juries, and he's won and he's lost and he's argued about it in the court of appeals after. Michael and his family live in the Midwest. He enjoys sports of all sorts, reading, and grilling with the order depending on the day. For more information about Michael and his books, sign up for his newsletter at or go to