When An Ex-Con Is Framed For Murder He?S Forced To Return To His Life Of Crime To Find The Real Killer.
Mike Fitzgerald is an ex-jewel thief trying to go straight, but since his release from prison someone has been committing robberies and making it look like he did them. To add to his misery, two San Diego Sherriff detectives are determined to send Mike back to prison and are willing to break the law to do it.
Yet, Mike finally gets a break when a wealthy couple hire him to draw a mural at their mansion. He believes he has finally found vindication as an artist, but his dreams of success soon dissolve when the wife is murdered in a botched robbery of jewels worth ten million dollars and Mike is the primary suspect. This leaves Mike with only two choices, find the real killer, or spend the rest of his life on the run.
In the Mexican border towns of Tijuana and Rosarito Beach, Mike recruits the help of a crooked Rosarito Beach cop to return with him to the United States to find the killer. As they search, Mike discovers that he has been a puppet on a string ever since his release from prison, and the puppet master is about to cut the strings.
?Get ready to be enthralled. Frank Grady?s debut novel, Mermaid Jewels , is guaranteed to keep its readers riveted in page-turning suspense. Grady?s main protagonist, ex-con, Mike Fitzgerald, won?t quit until he finds vindication for being wrongly accused of robberies he didn?t commit. And it gets worse. He?s being hunted down by a cast of characters he would rather not know. Follow Mike through the twists and turns of the Mexican border towns in harrowing situations that propel this thriller along with edge-of-your-seat excitement.
?...fast-paced hijinks ... Slip into a margarita, and settle in for a literary ride you won?t soon forget.?-Judith Marks-White, author: of Seducing Harry and Bachelor Degree, Random House/Ballantine.
"You'll find yourself cheering for an ex-con determined to beat the odds."-Gail Oust, Author of the Spice Shop Mysteries.
?...an ex con we can really care about as he fights for his life against corrupt cops and murderous medicos.? -Caroline Taylor, author of Jewelry from a Grave.
?...an adrenaline-pumping ride that doesn't ease up on the thrills until the last page.?-Harold Schechter, author of The Serial Killer Files."
?...a gem of a first novel....?-Glenn Ickler, author of One Death Too Many.
?...full of surprises and unexpected twists....?-Albert Ashforth, Author of the spy thriller, The Rendition.
?...a stunning conclusion you?ll never see coming..."-John Benedict MD, best-selling author of Fatal Complications.
?...Mike Fitzgerald would make an interesting series character.?-Michael Haskins, Author of the Mick Murphy Key West Mystery Series.
?...Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a tense and haunting version of rehabilitation....?-Michael Kahn, award-winning author of The Sirena Quest and the Rachel Gold mystery series.
?...a wild ride from California to Mexico and back again. ?- Susan Froetschel, author of five suspense novels, including Allure of Deceit.