From dust jacket cover: "In 1976, Don Bolles, one of America's most admired and fearless ihvestigative reporters, was murdered-firebombed in his car. The key to his murder lay in the last words of his life: Mafia. Emprise. Adamson. Rushed to judgement by an outraged local press, the prosecution quickly built an ironclad case against petty hoodlum John Harvey Adamson, conveniently forgetting Bolles' other dying words. The State of Arizona convicted and sentenced to death two defendants, Max Dunlap and Jim Robison, who were fingered as accomplices by Adamson, the admitted, plea-bargaining hitman.
Dunlap and Robison, innocent men, might have been executed had it not been for the virtually lone efforts of private investigator Lake Headley. Over a two-year period-frustrated at every turn by prosecutors and police, scorned by the media, nearly losing his own life-Headley uncovered a long-ignored trail of evidence leading from the seamy Phoenix underworld to the highest levels of the Arizona establishment...(This book) exposes blatant police cover-ups, prosecutorial blundering and venality, and the tyranny the criminal underworld wields in both public and private sectors."