When Ernesto Rodriguez, a blue collar gardener, is arrested for the brutal 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 the man put away fast, no trial. Just make a deal with the D.A.: guilty. Twenty-five to life. But something doesn’t smell right to Jimmy. Launching into his own investigation, Jimmy O’Brien must navigate the labyrinthine plot that has put an innocent man in jail to await trial. From Downey to Sacramento to Las Vegas, the trail runs boiling hot with greed and violence. With a little help from his PI friend Sol Silverman, Jimmy uncovers suspects, corruption, and more questions. 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 asked Jimmy to plead Rodriguez GUILTY OR ELSE?