Gringo My Life On The Edge As An International Fugitive

Gringo My Life On The Edge As An International Fugitive


Rated 4.97 out of 5 based on 79 customer ratings
(79 customer reviews)

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.

Published by Full Court Press, under the direction of Barry Sheinkopf, Gringo is a must-read for those looking for what life is really like on the run.

79 reviews for Gringo My Life On The Edge As An International Fugitive

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Now a days we binge watch our favorite Amazon shows or Netflix programs, opening the pages of this book kicks you into reading binge mode Gringo is a fast paced nonstop thrill ride!! Leaves you wanting to know what’s next??

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    A very captivating book that will keep you on the edge of your seat. To go through what Tito went through and still survive is quite astounding. I highly recommend this book, which is based on fact and experiences that can only be told through the eyes of someone who actually experienced it.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Move over “The Most Interesting Man in the World” — you’ve got some serious competition. I was fascinated with this book. Peter Conti takes you into the inner world of Dan Davis, who became an international drug fugitive. I was amazed at the detail in the story – every fact “rang true” because of it. He never tries to aggrandize the drug world, or Mr. Davis’ activities – but just tells it like it is. I even found myself sympathizing, and even “rooting” for Mr. Davis as we were woven into his family, love affairs, and disappointments. A great read – one of the best I’ve picked up in a long time.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Easy read,well written and interesting I read it straight thru never put it down.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gringo is an eye-opening page turner that will keep you spell-bound and amazed. Dan’s life was and is one of challenges that few of us can imagine and his ability to make the best of it gives hope and encouragement to all who face obstacles that seem impossible to overcome.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    An on the edge of your seat thriller with crazy twist and turns! Great beach book!!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    The real life adventures of Tito are more dynamic than any fiction could ever be!
    Gringo, is proof positive that fiction is no match for the real life drama and adventure this man has experienced. The book is a fascinating and exciting ride with Tito down the winding road of life on run. I would love to know all the rest of Tito’s adventures that could not be told in the 302 pages of Gringo. What a movie this book would make! Thank you Dan for writing your memoirs and signing my copy. Keep on keeping on.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent Read! Once you start, you wont want to put the book down!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wow what a Life!!! I am a professional windsurfer, I started reading this book while in an airport waiting to board my international flight. The flight was delayed so I had additional time to get into the story. I got so into Tito’s saga that the lady next to me had to tell me that we were boarding the plane or I would have missed my flight. This book will keep you literally glued to the pages. Read it, it will take you away from where you are at!!!

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