Gringo My Life On The Edge As An International Fugitive

Gringo My Life On The Edge As An International Fugitive


Rated 4.95 out of 5 based on 88 customer ratings
(88 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.

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

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandra B

    I just ordered a book today and one for my bro, (legend), in the Black Hills, I am very much looking forward, to reading in front of the fireplace with the snowflakes falling one by gazillions out doors in Alaska. I shall review soon … Thanks

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gringo Book Customer

    A great read – couldn’t put it down!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gringo Book Customer

    What a fascinating story! I countdown put the book down once I started it. Peter Conti does an incredible job telling us the story of an incredible character. A must read!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Small town boy does good. (To good) What’s not to like? Money, airplanes, women, horses, lies, sex, betrayal, cops, robbers, sports, gambling, drugs, revenge, kidnapping, incompetent bureaucrats, and a mother’s love. A true story mixed with humor. Whoa! What a ride!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pat Asanti

    This is one of the best books I have read in a while. I found it because I read Peter Conti’s first book “What ever happened to Martin Barnett? Which was a really good read. Gringo took me on a really good ride of the drug trafficing world and how to make millions while on the lamb. Really fun read. There is defitly a movie here. I really recommend it.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Andrix

    This is a great story of a guy who went on the lame. Starting from he learned English by sitting in a Mexican third grade class until his capture in Venezuela at his posh resort. The people, events, and close calls he had over those years he spent on the run keeps the reader wanting to turn the pages to see want happens next to Mr. Davis.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marilyn Charville

    I could not put this book down…Conti’s writing style with this book is so engaging that you feel that you are within the character himself. A character that moves at the speed of light. Gringo is an outlandishly, but true, tale about Dan Davis’ life as a major drug supplier and international fugitive. His story begins as a youngster in rural South Dakota during the 1960’s jockeying third string throughbreds, capitalizing and developing a $50,000,000/year business with Ephedrine (diet drug) in the 1970’s while at UNLV, tacitly engaging in the cocaine trade in the 1980’s and getting busted…After a Federal conviction and sentence of five years, Dan finds himself alone and reverts to what he knows, “drug smuggling”…five years later his childhood friend “rats” him out and Dan is facing a life sentence. This is where the story of “Gringo” begins a non Spanish speaking man without a passport in the 1990’s winding his way through post Pablo Escobar Columbia and FARC influenced Central/South America. I was totally thrilled by the story and you will be too!!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gringo Book Customer

    What a page turner! Could not put it down. Great Read.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gringo Book Customer

    Fantastic story. This is a must read for anyone that enjoys a real life story of courage and ultimate adventure. Dan Davis’ life as a fugitive is filled with unimaginable hurdles and his story is one that the average person cannot even fathom.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Barry Sheinkopf

    This arresting tale of a charming rogue who evades capture for years flies off the page. The life is thrilling, full of risk and achievement, love and tragedy, brilliant choices and awful ones. The writing is packed with action, color, and power. I read ‘Gringo’ in one sitting, laughed with Tito Davis, cried with him, and, at moments, was very jealous of the passion with which he lived his great adventures. You won’t put this book down.

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