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New Book! Danger Road: A True Crime Story of Murder and Redemption


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2006-01-12 -- [WDC Newswire] -- WDC Media, the nation’s most innovative and passionate Christian public relations firm, announced that it has been retained by attorney and author John P. Contini, whose book Danger Road: A True Crime Story of Murder and Redemption, is scheduled for release in March 2006.

“John has gained a reputation over the years as one of the most capable and effective defense attorneys in America,” said Susan Zahn, founder and president of WDC Media. “Danger Road highlights one of John’s most high-profile cases, and in the process shows how God’s mercy can triumph over the most hopeless and dire of circumstances.”

“This book is going to have people talking about some of the most vital issues facing society today,” predicted Zahn, “issues like justice, mercy, repentance, and redemption"

Danger Road is the incredible true story of three drug dealers who were brutally murdered in 1983 on Danger Road the Florida Everglades. Lured into a phony drug deal each victim hoped would be his big retirement score, they allegedly found themselves at the business end of a gun wielded by a Miami-Dade police officer. But police and prosecutors say Officer Gilbert Fernandez Jr. and his cohorts weren’t there to arrest the drug dealers; they were there to kill them and steal their nine kilos of cocaine.

Danger Road details the transformation Fernandez, a former Mr. Florida bodybuilding champion and black-belt karate champion, who became a Christian during the intervening years between the 1983 murders and his subsequent arrest in 1990. This was no courthouse conversion. The man who had once been named “Miami’s meanest cop” had been a Christian for years by the time of his trial. He no longer forced African American detainees to eat cigarette butts from the squad-car ashtray at gunpoint, as he did in his days before knowing Christ. And he no longer ran the ring of bodybuilder debt collectors out of the notorious Apollo Gym, which he eventually owned. He lived to convert people at the gym to his faith; and in 1991, he was also on trial for his life.

Does God give second chances? In Danger Road you’ll discover why He’s called the ‘God of the Second Chance.’



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