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Gringo My Life On The Edge As An International Fugitive
During his ten year prison sentence, Dan “Tito” Davis penned a 700-page manuscript, which chronicled his thirteen year period on the run from the United States federal government. His writing provided a glimpse into staying alive and out of prison while mixing it up with major drug cartels in Colombia and Mexico; crossing the Darien Gap the worlds most dangerous passageway, sneaking into Germany, getting interrogated in Cuba, and building a resort in Venezuela the same time Hugo Chavez was calling President Bush “the devil” at the United Nations. And while Davis’s exploits were stunning, there was only one problem—he wasn’t a writer.
While living in a halfway house in Wyoming, Davis met with writer Peter Conti and quickly tapped him to “write his story the right way.” For a year the two worked diligently to turn Davis’s raw material into an action-packed memoir, which includes Davis’s life before he went on the lam—how he was making $200,000 a week in college manufacturing White Crosses (speed) and distributing them across the country via the Bandidos motorcycle gang; when he was trafficking thousands of pounds of high grade pot through tunnels and on horse trailers; and how he was set up by his childhood friend.
“I have worked with and/or written about mob bosses, rock stars, boxing champions, Hollywood big shots, Ivy League intellectuals, and Oscar-winning actors. I can honestly say that no one has lived a more fascinating life than Dan “Tito” Davis.” ~ Peter Conti
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Dan “Tito” Davis: “From millions of dollars lost, just as quickly as gained, to repeating the 3rd grade ….at age forty, Dan “Tito” Davis has lived three or four life times.” CHRISTOPHER GRANT, Teenie and False Start
Peter Conti: “Sharp and insightful, Conti takes us inside the ultimate fugitive story. You know that characters like these exist in the world, but rarely do you get to travel the globe with them.”ROB WEISS, Entourage and Ballers
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“This memoir is written with an intense, electrifying energy. . .propelled by sharp, energizing prose that firmly holds readers’ attention as they’re plunged into the dramatic, unstable South American drug circuit. . .A fast-paced, thrilling work about navigating the dangerous drug trade.” ~ Kirkus Reviews
“Peter Conti’s writing is crisp, sharp, and has a sting. There’s an underlying sense of danger throughout this book. He writes as if his fingers are bullets.”
“From millions of dollars lost, just as quickly as gained, to repeating the third grade…at age forty, Dan ‘Tito’ Davis has lived three or four lifetimes. Peter Conti does a masterful job of weaving Davis’ colorful life into a provocative page turner.”
“Peter Conti has written a compelling page-turner about a man on the run and out of time that takes the reader inside the dark demimonde of drug trafficking. You won’t be able to put it down.”
“Sharp and insightful, Conti takes us inside the ultimate fugitive story. You know character like these exist in the world, but rarely do you get to travel the globe with them.”