GUILTY OR ELSE by Jeff Sherratt
(A Jimmy O'Brien Mystery Novel)

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When Ernesto Rodriguez, a blue collar gardener is arrested for the savage murder of a senator’s beautiful secretary, ex-cop turned lawyer Jimmy O’Brien is brought in. But Jimmy isn’t asked to defend the man. The judge wants Rodriguez put away fast. No trial, cut a deal with the D.A. Guilty: twenty-five to life. Launching his own investigation, Jimmy must navigate a labyrinthine course of corruption and conspiracy with danger lurking at every turn. From the suburbs of Los Angeles to Sacramento to Las Vegas, the trail runs boiling hot with greed and violence. With help from his PI friend Sol Silverman, Jimmy tries to find the answers to questions that may save his life and free an innocent man. Was the senator having an affair with his secretary and did he kill her to keep it quiet? Why is the local mob having Jimmy followed? And why has the judge told Jimmy to plead Rodriguez GUILTY OR ELSE?

About Jeff Sherratt

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Jeff Sherratt was born in Los Angeles, California on September 22, 1941. When he was in grade school his father bought a cattle ranch and moved his family to Utah. But after a few years the family returned to Southern California and settled in Downey where Jeff went to high school. In his senior year he met Judy and soon after graduation they were married. They've been together for over forty years now and have three daughters, Kristin, Karen, and Holly. They also have seven grandchildren. Jeff Sherratt lives in Newport Beach, California with his wife, Judy. He is a member of Sisters in Crime, an organization combating discrimination against women in the mystery field, and the professional association, Mystery Writers of America. Jeff is currently working on the next book in the Jimmy O'Brien series.
Published August 13, 2011 by INNOVA Press. 310 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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