So when an author writes thrillers, you’re taking on the responsibility of maintaining a believable environment for your reader within the constraints of what is your “real world”. Dan Brown has centuries-old conspiracies, Clive Cussler often has world-threatening evil villains that must be stopped by a small group of talented individuals. Tom Clancy started World War III but kept it believable by only using modern and realistic technology. Thrillers can crossover with science fiction by creating new [...]
The author of a book about spending 13 years on the run from US federal law enforcement spoke to PLN during a recent visit to Manila. With his experience of lying low in 54 countries across five continents, we wanted to ask Dan ‘Tito’ Davis whether the Philippines would be a good place to ‘disappear’… Dan ‘Tito’ Davis meets the locals while exploring the slums of Tondo, Manila. PLN: Why are [...]
By Hays BlinckmannA 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 [...]
GRINGO just hit number one in three categories on Amazon !! "Organized Crime" , "Page-turning Narratives" & "Violence in Society" It's all thanks to you guys !!
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, [...]
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 of a [...]
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 [...]
"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 [...]