Almost Mortal

Almost Mortal

by Christopher Leibig


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Almost Mortal by Christopher Leibig

Emerging criminal defense attorney Sam Young has always known he had a gift. Or a curse. He thinks of them as minor psychic abilities. When Sam is hired by an attractive young nun named Camille Paradisi, he agrees to help discover the identity of a serial killer in order to prevent Camille’s pastor from being exposed for not reporting the man after a confession – thereby allowing another murder to occur. While Sam’s psychic abilities increase as he investigates the case and gets closer to Camille, he realizes that the enigmatic nun is not revealing the complete truth.

Camille shares an old journal anonymously mailed to the church, which she believes may have been authored by the killer/confessor. The journal, which begins in Argentina in the 1940’s, purports to tell the life story of a man with mind control and other special powers who claims to be a descendant of the fallen angels cast out of heaven by God. As Sam learns more about the murders, the journal author, and Camille, he begins to realize the so called “Rosslyn Ripper” case may have ancient implications beyond his imagination.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633931794
Publisher: Koehler Books
Publication date: 05/01/2016
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Christopher Leibig is a novelist and criminal defense lawyer who lives and works in Alexandria, Virginia. His first two published books, Saving Saddam (2008), and Montanamo (2010) were published by Artnik Books in London. Saving Saddam was released in 2014 in the United States under the title Black Rabbit. Chris also has several published short stories - Secret Admirer (The Cynic on-line magazine 2004) Coldcocked (Skyline magazine 2004), Fly (The Cynic on-line magazine 2009), Intervention (Traveller's Playground Press 2014), and Paradise City (Traveller's Playground Press 2014). Chris has also published numerous articles on criminal defense and related topics - including in the Huffington Post and The Examiner - and appeared as a legal expert regularly since 2009 in print and television media - including Fox News, CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Sports Illustrated. He and his colleagues regularly lecture at law schools throughout Europe and the Caribbean.

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Almost Mortal 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I may have figured some of it before the end, but not all. Some fascinating quirks kept me reaching for the book every chance I got.
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
This is a very well written murder mystery! I loved the constant suspense provided through brilliant writing. This is a smooth read with perfect editing. The characters are very well developed, and every reader will relate to, at least one of the characters; personally, I connected to three different characters. Almost Mortal is 235 pages, so it isn’t a really short book, but the suspense made it an extremely quick read; it’s next to impossible to put down! I highly recommend this to anyone who loves great stories! Seriously! What could be better than a “not very religious” public attorney working for his court appointed cases; while also taking on “side cases” for high profile criminals, gamblers, crack dealers, drug users, a Catholic Priest, and a nun,? There is so much more I could say, but not without giving away significant parts of the story. There are so many surprising characters with so many twists; you’ll feel like you’re driving through San Francisco! I give Leibig a 5 Boundless star rating, with complete confidence that it is genuinely earned for writing Almost Mortal. I look forward to rating his second book in this series....Beth
SamRyan More than 1 year ago
I'll admit that “Almost Mortal” wouldn’t be my normal type of read (I’m more into nonfiction books) but I’ve been wanting to read more out of my comfort zone lately and expand my tastes… the premise and sample looked intriguing so I thought I’d give it a chance. I’d so glad I did! It was far more exciting than I would’ve guessed, and I found myself flipping the pages as fast as I could to see what would happen. I was totally wrapped up in the suspense and liked the characters and really felt like I was part of the whole experience from beginning to end.. There were some really shocking twists that you really don’t expect, and I liked how everything came full circle at the end, it was weirdly bittersweet. The narrative was nicely done (very descriptive), and I appreciated that the author was able to make it feel so lifelike and real, for lack of a better word. It has some ‘fantasyish’ elements, but it is done in a way that rings true and doesn’t require a huge suspension of disbelief. This was a quick read with lots of exciting twists and turns, and had a lot more depth and complexity than I was expecting. I think that Christopher Leibig made a legal thriller-novel fan out of me!