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A lot has happened since last May for a little book called “Gringo: My Life on the Edge as an International Fugitive,” written by local resident Dan “Tito” Davis and Peter Conti. Last spring seemed to be just the beginning of what now has become quite a journey for the book and author. Gringo’s story is a jaw-dropping, thrill-ride biography about Davis’ life as a drug trafficker turned fugitive. Follow his story from modest beginnings in South Dakota to the [...]

NO LONGER ON THE RUN 2018-01-17T23:50:36+00:00

USA Today – South Dakotan recalls life as international fugitive in memoir

If he could do it over, Dan “Tito” Davis would stick to white crosses. Those were the speed pills he started selling as a student at Black Hills State College in 1972, eventually transferring to Las Vegas and pulling down as much as $200,000 a week working through the illicit drug network established by the Bandidos motorcycle gang. The best part: Davis’ white crosses were made of ephedrine rather than amphetamine. They were technically legal. The mistake he made was [...]

USA Today – South Dakotan recalls life as international fugitive in memoir 2017-11-30T16:37:59+00:00

Irregular and Extraordinary Rendition Against US Citizens Still Going On

You’re asleep when they come for you. Or you’re relaxing on the couch. Or walking home on a quiet, unassuming night. They arrive in a group. Dark clothes, maybe masks. They rush you all at once. Your hands, secured with zipties. Simple, hard to break. A blackbag is placed over your head. It blinds you, muffles the sounds you hear. The sudden darkness is suffocating; combine that with the fear and confusion, and it’s hard to breathe. Maybe they stun [...]

Irregular and Extraordinary Rendition Against US Citizens Still Going On 2017-11-30T16:39:05+00:00

Rendition (law)

In law, rendition is a "surrender" or "handing over" of persons or property, particularly from one jurisdiction to another. For criminal suspects, extradition is the most common type of rendition. Rendition can also be seen as the act of handing over, after the request for extradition has taken place. Rendition can also mean the act of rendering, i.e. delivering, a judicial decision, or of explaining a series of events, as a defendant or witness. It can also mean the execution [...]

Rendition (law) 2017-11-30T16:39:49+00:00

Keys Weekly – Man On The Run

New book chronicles life as a fugitive This is one of those crazy, jaw-dropping, page-turning stories that can make a reader whisper an expletive by page 3. Key West resident Dan “Tito” Davis and Peter Conti, Hollywood screenwriter, wrote a helluva story about Tito’s life drug trafficking and running from the FBI for 13 years. “Gringo: My Life as an International Fugitive” is now available on Amazon , and #3 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases for Law Enforcement Biography, [...]

Keys Weekly – Man On The Run 2017-11-30T16:40:45+00:00

Barnes & Noble – Gringo

"We've known for quite a while that Peter Conti is able to capture the essence of American culture, especially the streets, dead on. With Gringo, we see that Conti writes equally as well about such diverse locals as a post-Escobar Medellín, the jungles of the Darien Gap, and the swarm of humanity in Mumbai. He introduces us to a wide range of characters including a Bandito named Fonzie, a hit woman who moonlights as a tutor, a chemistry nerd, [...]

Barnes & Noble – Gringo 2017-11-30T16:42:18+00:00

Kirkus Reviews: Dan “Tito” Davis

Dan “Tito” Davis grew up in a family of seven in South Dakota. After years of dealing drugs; time spent in prison; two marriages and a whole lot of living in between Tito was set up on false drug charges by a long time friend. Faced with 30 years in prison for a crime he did not commit Davis went on the run for 13 years avoiding federal law enforcement across multiple countries and continents. Black-bagged in 2007 while [...]

Kirkus Reviews: Dan “Tito” Davis 2017-11-30T16:44:07+00:00