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

    Gringo Book Customer

    Twenty two years ago, I came to this country from the Czech Republic to be American, raise my family, and to try to become a business man. It has not been easy learning language and a new culture, but, today I am a successful. I bought a book called Gringo-My Life on the Edge as an International Fugitive and my life began to have some more of a special meaning for me to think about. As I began reading the book I could see many similarities between this Dan Davis “Tito” and me, we had many the same thoughts and person abilities. Never to never give up and always move forward even when you get knocked down, This book gave me some new ideas in my head so I can be better American. Thank you very much! Rosti.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gringo Book Customer

    Very good book. Exciting view of a man trying to elude authorities and his ingenuity in doing so. Strongly recommend!! From one Onida boy to another. Great book

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Mahoney

    What a ride! Should be compulsory reading and a cautionary tale for anyone even remotely thinking of a life on the run. Dan’s adventures are harrowing. His courage is commendable. His story is beyond belief–which makes it all the more compelling. If this were fiction, you’d put it down and say, “Oh, come on.” Knowing it’s true, you grip the edges of the book tighter, read faster, and thank the heavens above that he made it out alive. Gives affirmation to the old adage: Truth is stranger than fiction. Read this truth.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Liz Foreo

    Amazing book , read cover to cover in one sitting , I just could not put it down . Dan Davis has lead a life that can only be described as fascinating. Peter Conti’s writing put me there with Mr. Davis from the jungles of Panama to the streets of Medellin and the beaches of Venezuela I only wish there was more …Movie anyone ????

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gringo Book Customer

    Amazing story, Tito keeps coming back he is a true survivor. peter conti did a perfect job with this story. MUST READ111

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nick Judge

    Very interesting book. I personally know Dan Davis and although I did not know he was an international fugitive at the time, the book filled in the gaps between the lines for me. I read the book front to back in two sessions, buy won you won’t regret it!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jodie Tarkanian

    Very intriguing read! Would be hard to imagine leaving everything behind and reinventing yourself in a foreign country. This will make a great movie!!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gringo Book Customer

    Wow, what a story !!!!!!!!!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert Norman

    Danny “Tito” Davis lived it, and Peter Conti provided excellent writing assistance to help Danny tell it! His choice seemed clear to him: Danny ran when faced with unfairly insuperable legal odds and, for many years, beat those odds by creating a new life. To do that, he had to avoid arrest while leaving the U.S. and while traveling the world before settling finally in Venezuela. Along the way he continued ingeniously to avoid arrest by the U.S. and other authorities. This well written crime and adventure story would only have been enhanced with pictures of Danny’s beautiful marble-clad resort on the Island of Margarita, in which I was a discount “guest” of the Venezuelan government for five days, and pictures of Danny–a senior’s champion–and other kite surfers on the ocean just in front of the resort. Notwithstanding one’s position on U.S. laws and their enforcement, Danny’s saga over the years is fascinating, the veracity of which I have reason not to doubt.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jenny Abegg

    What a page turner! Dan’s life is absolutely unbelievable, and so fun to read about! After meeting him and hearing some of these tales first hand, I just had to get the book to get the full story, and it did not disappoint. The twists and turns and well thought out foreshadowing will keep you reading!

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