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In this lawyer-on-the-run suspense drama, attorney Quinton Bell loses the trial of his career, and possibly his life.

Dead By Proxy takes you on a heart-pounding journey through the life of a criminal defense attorney whose world is wiped out. When Quinton loses a career-defining case, he finds himself being hunted by the very client he tried to save.

As Quinton navigates the treacherous path of survival, he is running from a powerful and relentless adversary who will stop at nothing to see him silenced. Finally landing in Houston, he hides in plain sight while re-inventing his new life as a trial lawyer.

When he’s forced to take on a high-profile murder case, he exposes himself and those he loves to danger. With each passing moment, the noose tightens, and he must draw on every ounce of wit to outsmart those who still want him dead.

Will Quinton Bell find a way out, or will he forever be a target in a deadly game of cat and mouse?

Dead By Proxy is the first book in the edgy Proxy Legal Thriller Series. If you like memorable characters, smart gritty action, and jaw-dropping twists, then you’ll love Manning Wolfe’s fast-paced page-turner.


Manning Wolfe does a slow grab while developing the characters of Dead by Proxy as three-dimensional individuals. Byron Douglas is an unforgettable man with a passion for the law. He defends high-profile cases. He gets involved with a questionable client who repeatedly refuses the advice he stresses and takes the stand to defend himself. Big Mistake! The action accelerates as Byron’s life is threatened, and the FBI turns the other cheek.  Byron’s drastic measures changed his life in ways an average person would not consider.

The author artfully throws twists and turns that keep readers on the edge of their seats. The threads are enticing and keep the energy flowing as rapidly as pages flip to identify the mastermind hiding in the shadows. The honor and soul of Byron are repeatedly tested as his heart is broken more than once as he risks his life after changing his identity. The uphill battle seems never-ending, with hitmen, liars, and murdered loved ones. This action-packed story plays upon all the senses with vivid, recognizable descriptions of the places, unmistakable smells, terrifying sounds, and unforgettable images to haunt one’s dreams.

Dead by Proxy is the first in a compelling series fans of successful underdog lawyer stories can readily follow because they will be invested. Fans of legal thrillers will enjoy the suspense and anxiously await the next book by Ms. Wolfe. This series will be a home run.  

Manning Wolfe, an award-winning author and attorney, writes cinematic-style, smart, fast-paced thrillers and crime fiction. Manning was recently featured on Oxygen TV’s: Accident, Suicide, or Murder, and has spoken at major book festivals around the world.

Manning’s legal thriller series, featuring Austin attorney Merit Bridges, includes Dollar Signs, Music Notes, Green Fees, and Chinese Wall.

Manning’s new Proxy Legal Thrillers Series, featuring Houston attorney Quinton Bell, includes Dead by Proxy, Hunted by Proxy, and Alive by Proxy.

Manning is co-author of Killer Set: Drop the Mic, and twelve additional Bullet Books Speed Reads.

As a graduate of Rice University and the University of Texas School of Law, Manning’s experience has given her a voyeur’s peek into some shady characters’ lives and a front-row seat to watch the good people who stand against them.


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    2 replies to "Dead By Proxy"

    • Kristine Anne Hall

      FABULOUS review! Really makes me want to blow off the workday stuff & dive in right now. Thanks for sharing!

      • RoxBurkey

        I think that is a good thing. It is a compelling read. Thank you for stopping by.

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