NOW AT AMAZON OR BARNES & NOBLE.
AN EX-CON RETURNS TO A LIFE OF CRIME TO FIND A 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 Sheriff detectives are determined to send Mike back to prison and are willing to break the law to do it.
Mike finally gets a break when a wealthy couple hire him to draw a mural at their mansion, but his dreams of success as an artist soon dissolve when the wife is murdered in a botched robbery of jewels worth ten million dollars. Of course, Mike is the prime suspect and this leaves him with only two choices. Find the real killer, or spend the rest of his life on the run.
At first, Mike runs for it, but in the Mexican border town of Rosarito Beach he comes across a crooked cop who convinces him that he can help find the real killer if Mike pays him a substantial bribe. Mike agrees and they return to the United States in search of 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.