“The verdict is in – Attorney Christopher Leibig offers a legal thriller for the ages. Realistic yet unpredictable, with a clever metaphysical twist, Almost Mortal is a thrilling roller coaster ride!”
– Robert Dugoni, #1 Amazon, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author of My Sister’s Grave

Almost Mortal Wins Next-Gen Indie Award!

NGIBA_2016_Winner_HiRes_RVALMOST MORTAL has been named the Winner in the RELIGIOUS FICTION category of the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

ALMOST MORTAL will be listed as a Winner in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards brochure which will be distributed in May at Book Expo America (“BEA”) in Chicago as a countertop handout at the BEA registration desks to thousands of attendees including book buyers, library representatives, media, industry professionals, and others.

Author Christopher Leibig will be honored at an awards presentation held during BEA in Chicago. For further information on this award or to schedule a stop on Chris’s upcoming book tour, contact

EARLY-PRAISE-ALMOST-MORTALPublished by Koehler Books and distributed by Ingram, Almost Mortal releases in both soft cover (978-1-63393-179-4, $15.95) and ebook (978-1-63393-180-0, $4.99) May 1, 2016. Advanced reader copies are available to recognized reviewers.

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Emerging criminal defense attorney Sam Young has always known he had a gift. Or a curse. He thinks of them as just minor psychic abilities. When Sam is hired by an attractive young nun named Camille Paradisi, he must discover the identity of a serial killer. Otherwise Camille’s Pastor will be exposed for not having turned in the man after a confession—thereby allowing another murder to occur. While Sam’s psychic abilities increase as he investigates the case, he quickly learns that the enigmatic Camille 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 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 of out Heaven by God. As he learns more about the murders, the mystery author, and Camille, Sam begins to realize the so called “Rosslyn Ripper” case may have implications beyond his imagination—including his own past.


Christopher Leibig is a novelist and criminal defense lawyer who lives and works in Alexandria, Virginia. His first two published books, Saving Saddam (a 2008 novel about the trial of Saddam Hussein) and Montanamo (a 2010 novel about Guantanamo Bay detainees being housed in a small Montana town’s prison) were published by Artnik Books in London. Saving Saddam was re-released in 2014 under its original American title, The 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). The Black Rabbit, Montanamo, Intervention, and Paradise City are also available on audiobook by Audible. Chris has also published numerous articles on criminal defense and related politics – 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.

In recent years Chris has regularly handled high profile criminal cases in the DC area and travelled abroad to speak to law schools. Since 2012, Chris and his colleagues have lectured on criminal defense throughout Virginia, and in Scotland, Ireland, Trinidad, The Bahamas, and Jamaica.

Published/Broadcast Interviews with Author Christopher Leibig


Interview with Christopher Leibig, Author of Almost Mortal, February 2016

Interview with Chris Leibig. Washington Metro Watch 89.3FM. April 2010.

Chris discusses PG County evidence tampering case. Johnson’s Arrest. Fox Channel News. November 2010.

Interview with Chris Leibig. The John Gormley Show. News Talk 650. Saskatchewan, Canada. May 2010.

Interview with Chris Leibig. Michael and Catlin. The Morning Planet, 106.7. (Listen)

Interview with Chris Leibig. Anne James, Ecetera. May 2010. (Listen)

Hardin jail saga figures in novel. Book Guide Blog, April 2010.

Interview with Chris Leibig. Washington Metro Watch 89.3FM. April 2010. (Listen)

Fly. Chris Leibig. The Cynic Online Magazine. October 2008.

Secret Admirer. Chris Leibig. The Cynic Online Magazine. June 2006.

Opinion Columns by Chris Leibig

Mandatory minimum sentences can only deter people who know about them. The Examiner. November 2010.

Blagojevich case: “Waste of money” argument at odds with justice system. The Examiner. August 2010.

The New $100: The War on Counterfeiting. The Huffington Post. April 2010.

Chris comments in Apple Needs to Do More to Keep Porn off iPhones, Watchdog Group Says Gene J. Koprowski, April 2010.

Arizona Law Promotes Racial Profiling. Why the bill puts cops in a tight spot. April 2010.

Articles by Chris Leibig at

Chris discusses PG County evidence tampering case. Johnson’s Arrest. Fox Channel News. November 2010. (Watch)

Police Cheating Scandal. Fox Channel News. September 2010. (Watch)

Man facing jail time dies before sentencing. Kely Hannon, September 2010.

Virginia court: Suspect’s rights weren’t violated by warrantless GPS tracking. Tom Jackman, Washington Post. September 2010.

Chris Leibig answers questions about verdict in Robert Wone case. Robert Wone trial: All three defendants not guilty. Washington Post. June 2010.

Chris discusses the Buckner murder case in Pennsylvania Buckner case presents challenge for Gartley. Michael R. Sisak. June 2010.

Chris interviewed by LA Times about domestic terrorism. New Jersey men arraigned on terrorism charges. Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau. Los Angeles Times. June 2010.

Chris discusses Washington DC Obstruction case – Robert Wone case on DC Metro Watch. WPFW 89.3. May 2010. (Listen)

Chris on Sid Salter radio show discusses racial profiling and Arizona immigration law. May 2010. (Listen)

Chris interviewed by USA Today about NFL steroid case. Dr. Anthony Galea’s aide says he injected 7 with HGH inside the U.S.. Sean Leahy, USA Today. May 2010.

Chris interviewed about criminal case of Canadian Sports doctor. Witnesses against doctor include NFL clients. Skip Wood, USA Today. May 2010.

Chris discusses mental competency in criminal cases. Let judge decide competency, some argue. Joe Johnson, May 2010.

Chris interviewed with Jim Williams. Attorney: Media must tread carefully. Jim Williams, Examiner Sports Columnist, May 2010.

Yeardley Love, Univ. of Virginia lacrosse player, found dead; George Huguely charged with murder. Teri Thompson and Mitch Abramson, Daily News Sports Writers, May 2010.

Deputy’s wife pleads not guilty, Canosa pleads not guilty, but judge again denies bail. Robin Knepper, April 2010.

Investigator Canosa identified his wife as his killer. Behind the Blue Wall. March 2010.

‘Move-over law’ is trap for drivers. Peter Vieth. Virginia Lawyers Weekly. July 2009.

GPS Device Aided Arrest Of Suspect in Va. Assaults. Tom Jackman. Washington Post. March 2008.