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Thursday, July 2, 2009

ARC Arrival: Desperate Highway

Desperate Highway
The True Story of a Criminal
Memoirs From the Life of Jeff Andrews

By Jesse Stretch

Publisher: Book Surge Publishing
I received this book from the author through Bostick Publications.

About the book: Jeff Andrews didn't just scam people; he ripped them off for everything they were worth. He took their homes, cars, planes, boats, even their girlfriends, and spent the money on booze, guns, coke, and limousines. He was the epitome of the American Badass, a hardened fugitive with a high threshold for pain and steady hands under pressure.

From San Francisco to Acapulco, from Kenya to New York City, the only aspect of this enigmatic villain's true story more shocking than the crimes he committed are the unexpected relationships that uncover his true identity, bringing his recklessly glamorous lifestyle to a shattering halt.

Twenty two years ago Jeff Andrews had a miraculous transformation. At age 40, while serving time at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution, Jeff found God, Himself, and realized that his life of crime had led him down a dead end highway. Like Paul (Saul) on the road to Damascus, Jeff's life completely changed in just one night. With a full moon shining through the window of a darkened cell, Jeff opened a small Gideon Bible. Moments later, he was a changed man. For twenty years afterward he shared his testimony with all who wanted to hear it and some who didn't, until just two years ago, directly after being diagnosed with terminal cancer and very serious heart disease, Jeff was issued his divine assignment: "Write the book. . .Time is short." He knew his life wouldn't end if he did this. At least not yet. (from publicity material sent with the book)

Read an excerpt of Desperate Highway.

About the author: Jesse Stretch is a writer from Richmond Virginia. He is an avid seeker of new and exciting fiction and non-fiction projects. He is currently working on a novel and has partnered with the President of Virginia Blood Services to write a non-fiction book, the title of which is still in the works. He looks forward to continuing a diversified career that will span all genres of writing. (from the book)

Desperate Highway
Publisher/Publication Date: BookSurge Publishing, April 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4392-2394-9
290 pages


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