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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Crime
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Mike Walsh Detective Novels
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:258
  • eBook ISBN:9781620952719

The Jockey's Justice

by Michael Phelps

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A race horse jockey is murdered on teh last day of the racing season in a small Kentucky towm. The case goes cold and is soon forgotten by the towns people. Eight years later the Jockey's widow, her nephew and son-in-law are charged with the crime. She retains prominent criminal defense attorney Frank Pizzo to represent them. Frank sends his Chief Investigator Mike Walsh and his assistant to Kentucky to investigate the case and gather evidence to prove their client's innocence.


A winning and respected horse racing jockey is murdered on the last day of the racing season in a small Kentucky town. Eight years later his widow, her nephew and their son-in-law are arrested and charged with the brutal crime. They are held in the Miami-Dade County Jail in Miami, Florida pending extradition to Kentucky. The widow retains high profile criminal defense attorny Frank Pizzo to represent them. Chief Investigator Mike Walsh and his assistant, Rosa Cabio are sent to Hendersonville, Kentucky to investigate the case. They soon discover another jockeys murder, another jockey who vanished, race fixing, ties to the Chicago Mafia, political corruption, inept cops and that's just the beginning. "THE JOCKEY'S JUSTICE takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride into the underbelly of the 'SPORT of KINGS'.

About the author

Michael Phelps spent many years writing police incident reports, and while employed as Chief Investigator for a prominent Miami Law firm which specialized in criminal defense, he Co-Authored "DAVID JANSSEN-MY FUGITIVE" with Ellie Janssen, his friend David Janssen's first wife. "DAVID JANSSEN-MY FUGITIVE" ws originally published in hardcover by Lifetime Books, Inc. in December of 1994. Paperback Editions followed in 1995, 1996 and 1997, with combined worldwide sales in excess of 1.2 million copies. Upon retiring from the law firm, Mr. Phelps chose the challenging career of Writing. His debut novel, "THE EXECUTION of JUSTICE" is based on the murder of a close friend and one-time mentor, Detective Sergeant Jack R. Ohrberg, Robbery & Homicide Division of the Indianapolis Police Department. Although he changed the names, the incidents related are based on actual events. "THE EXECUTION of JUSTICE" introduces the "Mike Walsh Detective Novels" series. It was published in hardcover by Blue Line Publishing House, Inc. in January of 2010. "THE JOCKEY'S JUSTICE" is the second novel in the "Mike Walsh Detective Novels" series. It is based on an actual murder case Mr. Phelps worked on for the law firm. "THE JOCKEY'S JUSTICE" is being released as an Electronic Book Edition and will be available in Paperback Edition in April of 2012. Mr. Phelps is a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force, Military Police Combat Defense Forces (Viet Nam). He is divorced and splits his time between his home in Miami Shores, Florida and New York City with his faithful companion, Rico der Hunter III (a German Shepherd who thinks he's a Police K-9). Mr. Phelps is currently working on a second book about the iconic actor, David Janssen. "DAVID JANSSEN - Our Conversations" will relate hundreds of conversations between David Janssen and Mr. Phelps over the last fifteen years of the actor's life. It will include Mr. Janssen's thoughts and opinions of many top Producers, Directors, Writers and fellow actors with whom he worked. It will also relate conversations dealing with his marriage to and divorce from Ellie Janssen, his alleged womanizing, his drinking habits, his marriage to and planned divorce from his second wife, Dani Greco Janssen.