Book summaries, Larry S. Avrech’s short & long bio, website & social media links and high-resolution photo for you to use in your publication or promotional pages.
Short Book Summary
In 1984, a young San Diego Police Officer uncovered a dark scandal involving a young prostitute named Donna Marie Gentile. Now, over 35 years later, he’s ready to reveal who killed her and why. Discover all the dirty gritty details of her murder; plus why over 40 other women were murdered and how their deaths are related. Learn more on www.WhoKilledDonnaGentile.com.
Long Book Summary
Larry S. Avrech, a young San Diego Police Officer, uncovered a scandal in his department. In August of 1984 his careful investigation revealed The Commander of the Prostitution Enforcement detail was involved with a prostitute named Donna Marie Gentile.
He became her “Sugar Daddy” and routinely paid for boarding her horse, co-signing for bail, paid her hospital bill when injured and gave her cash twice to pay attorney’s fees.
On a normal street stop, she told Avrech she had a Lieutenant in her hip pocket and was tired of being harassed. Suspecting corruption, Avrech befriended her in an attempt to obtain more information. He would be punished again and again for simply doing his job.
When Gentile realized exposure of their cozy little relationship would shut down her money connection, it was a race to see who would get to Internal Affairs first. Gentile beat Avrech to the punch with trumped-up allegations.
Not only did she lie to Internal Affairs, when the story leaked to San Diego media, but she was also interviewed by every news station in town. The story was splashed all over the front pages of the newspaper for years, destroying Avrech’s integrity and reputation.
Eight months later Avrech was terminated for Gentile’s lies. In the process, the young officer lost everything, his career, his home and later his children.
But that wasn’t enough punishment for Avrech’s “sin” of investigating corruption. After his termination, San Diego PD continued threatening him in an effort to destroy him. To make matters worse, Gentile was a Police Informant, a fact the department tried to keep quiet.
Gentile testified against Avrech at his civil service hearing. Six weeks after she testified, her nude, lifeless body was discovered. Avrech became an instant murder suspect. But who really killed her? How was he to prove his innocence?
In the spring of 1986, Avrech got a call from a high-ranking Deputy District Attorney who had followed the case and said he could prove Avrech was set up by the San Diego PD.
For the next seven years, Avrech secretly worked with the Deputy District Attorney. No one breathed a word to law enforcement or the media. Avrech provided the Deputy with a suspect completely off law enforcement’s radar and helped solve a string of 14 serial “Dump Death” killings of mostly prostitutes. He also was linked to six attempted murders of other women.
Finally, the true story is told. This exciting, detailed book reveals what really happened in San Diego behind the sensational headlines and how a corrupt Police Department covered up the truth for decades.
Learn more on www.WhoKilledDonnaGentile.com.
Larry S. Avrech is a former San Diego Police Officer and a successful private investigator. During his vast law career, he has been instrumental in solving some of Southern California’s most prominent criminal and civil cases. Learn more on www.WhoKilledDonnaGentile.com.
Larry S. Avrech is a former San Diego Police Officer and a successful private investigator. During his vast law career, he has been instrumental in solving some of Southern California’s most prominent criminal and civil cases.
Larry is passionate about divulging corruption no matter the cost. His tenacious and uncompromising efforts have helped to solve serial murders, narcotics, counterterrorism, and departmental conspiracies.
As an author, Larry releases the unbridled truth about his own department’s coverup and the subsequent murder of a prostitute named Donna Marie Gentile.
Using the information that only an insider could obtain, Larry presents never-before-seen documents and information in his new book:
Who Killed Donna Gentile: The Real Story
Police officer Larry S. Avrech loved his work and passionately wanted to help his community. So, when he was fired for investigating corruption in his department involving a prostitute it was a powerful blow.
Avrech became a successful private investigator solving some of Southern California’s most prominent criminal cases. But, he always wanted to tell the real story of what happened and how an idealistic officer got entangled in a web of corruption and lies.
Learn more on www.WhoKilledDonnaGentile.com.
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