(A 122-page True Crime Short with photographs) Two assassins brazenly murder a famous married couple on their LA driveway; then escape on bicycles. Despite numerous witnesses who saw them flee, the killers seemed to disappear into thin air. For the first time, dozens of exclusive interviews tell the inside story of how a dogged detective spent 12 years piecing together clues into Mickey Thompson’s untimely death, ultimately identifying the mastermind but always a step behind the assassins.
Det. Mark Lillienfield would play a cat and mouse game until he gathered enough evidence to make a case, uncovering proof along the way that he was likely dealing with a serial killer.
(Formerly titled Murder at the Finish Line)
“Great job, very accurate, good detail, terrific storytelling. Kudos!”
—Alan Jackson, DA depicted in Killers for Hire
“I met Tori Richards when she covered Richard Ramirez “The Night Stalker” as a reporter and I was a lead detective on the case. Through the years, we’d work together on other murders and she was one of the few journalists I would trust with inside information. Aggressive, tenacious and bright—I always thought she’d make one hell of a detective in another lifetime.”
—Lt. Gil Carrillo (ret.), Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. Homicide Bureau
“Killers for Hire is awesome! Tori Richards is a master true crime storyteller. Hands down one of the best in the business.”
—Chuck Hustmyre, bestselling crime novelist and screenwriter, A Killer Like Me