Fighting the Devil- A True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder

Fighting the Devil- A True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder

by Jeannie Walker
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Fighting the Devil- A True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder by Jeannie Walker

A true crime suspense thriller of the horrific, excruciating death and murder of a millionaire, and haunting occurrences that actually happened.

Readers who enjoy suspense, strong female leads, and crime drama, like Law and Order, will cling to every word of "Fighting the Devil". The inclusion of photos—exemplify the humanity of the characters in this drama.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011248955
Publisher: Jeannie Walker
Publication date: 03/09/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 486,809
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Award-Winning Author

First and foremost, I want to thank you for choosing my true stories over many others that are available to you.

I am sincerely grateful that you’ve chosen my books to read.

Bio: My debut book (true crime story) “Fighting the Devil” was selected as the 2010 BOOK OF THE YEAR SILVER AWARDS WINNER and 2011 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALIST in TRUE CRIME.

My books also include a true story about my near death experience and return from death’s door “I Saw the Light”.

A true story about my encounter with a ghost and other ghostly encounters "Thomas, The Friendly Ghost".

A full color illustrated children’s short story “The Rain Snake”- a true story about the magic of a Native American Indian Legend and the magic in prayer.

I studied creative writing in New York and Connecticut and a member of the International Association of Writers. I am an avid reader and a real-life Sherlock Holmes.

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Fighting the Devil- A True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anybody who loves the ID channel, Forensic Files, etc. will love this book. It keeps you on pins and needles. This true crime heart-wrenching, inspirational, and oftentimes harrowing. It is also a memoir of one of the bravest women I know: Jeannie Walker. Faced with living with a tyrant, she manages to find forgiveness in her heart, and love--the kind of love God has--for a person who treated her lower than dirt. The details of the true-life murder of Jerry Eli Sternadel, are all in this book, but, be prepared to be taken on an amazing life journey with a woman we'd all like to have for a sister.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was extremely repetive and long. There was so much unnecessary information written that had absolutely added no value to the book. It seemed the author just needed to have 600+ pages. I found myself skipping through most of the last 300 pages. If I could get my money and time reading back, I would be extremely happy....
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
 Jerry and Jeannie Sternadel were in love and ready to start life together. They supported each other and spent lots of time together.  Then the worst happened and they began drifting apart. Life changed for them both and the two children they'd brought into the relationship.  Jerry became a different person and Jeannie could no longer deal with him.  Strange things began to happen and it wasn't until it was to late Jeannie found out about it all. Jeannie is then put into the awful situation of reporting her ex husband's murder.  This is a true story.           Gripping, shocking and real, this book will keep you spellbound.  I was simply amazed at the strength of Jeannie.  She endured for her children and still does.  You can't imagine what she must deal with and go through.  This book will leave your mouth agape at the injustice throughout.  Get your copy!      I didn't find issues but will make a statement. I don't think I could have printed such personal things for the public. I understand why Jeannie did, but I know I couldn't.      I gave this one 5 out of 5 books because it shows just how flawed our justice system is.  ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written and edited book from a talented hero and Author Jeannie Walker. My admiration for her determination, she could be a great example of a strong, loving woman for generations to come. I recommend this book to anyone, and I cannot wait to read all of her books.
RichardHale More than 1 year ago
Jerry Sternadel is dead and his ex-wife needs to know why. FIGHTING THE DEVIL is the story of greed and murder in Texas, and the journey one woman travels to prove her ex-husband’s death was not an accident. Jeannie Walker, the author, knows her ex-husband was poisoned and will not rest until justice prevails. The story, shocking in its cruelty, touching in its tenderness, and frightening in its reality, draws you in and holds your attention from the very beginning. Ms. Walker’s courage and fortitude are a testament to her faith. She would not back down. And even though Jerry Sternadel had been cruel in his treatment of his wife and children, Jeannie Walker found it in her heart to forgive him and pursue his killer relentlessly. I thoroughly enjoyed the tale, and what made it even that much more riveting, was the fact it was a true story. Bravo Ms. Walker! Bravo!
K_Lansing More than 1 year ago
Fighting the Devil       True Crime Novel written by Jeanne Walker I love reading nonfiction novels. And Fighting the Devil, by Jeanne Walker is one of the best True Crime Novels I have read in a long time.  This is Jeanne Walker's fear, courage, strength and tears in the fight for Justice, for her ex-husband,  Texas Millionaire, Jerry Sternadel.  After Jeanne and Jerry's divorce, Jerry married LouAnn. A life of love and happiness, was far from what Jerry faced, while married to LouAnn. As LouAnn showed her unrepentant colors, Jerry found out just how much love and happiness LouAnn had for him, as he lay strapped to the hospital bed being poisoned by the one person he vowed to spend the rest of his life with.  He suddenly found his life encompassed with a malicious death wish by non other than his wife LouAnn and his bookkeeper.  Laying helpless in LouAnn's demoralizing world, Jerry blurted out the truth on numerous occasions, only to be further sedated and  unremittingly poisoned until he ultimately lost the will to fight.  Jeanne Walker writes of the heartbreaking true events, court records, conversations and witness reports, in a vow to bring Justice in the murder of Jerry Sternadel.   This novel left me wanting to read more, wanting to know what happens next, what is going to happen to LouAnn and the bookkeeper. I never expected to read the ending that I read. But I know even though Jeanne Walker and her children found themselves victims in the Criminal Justice System,  Jeanne is proactive in this fight for Justice, and I feel the ending we all wish to read will someday be told.  Kaira Lansing Author
Richard_Bunning More than 1 year ago
I would like you to start by reading the negative reviews, then pause to think about what those individuals have actually said. The first point is that they did not deny the events, but only the personal way in which they were described. That has hopefully reinforced my first point, this is a true story deserving of our time and consideration. Is this book well written? Well, it isn't the best prose ever to cover a document. However, it is a country mile better than adequately written. Jeannie Walker has produced a personal account of the tragic events that engulfed her and her family, and in a style that kept me engaged from start to finish. The "personal" is of particular significance because deeply held religious convictions, and private understanding about humanities struggles against the "devil", are honestly stated. Being so honest about where she is as a private person adds immensely to the impact of the book. We all have our own personal engagements with evil, and our own interpretations, whether coloured by a religious framework or not. Jeannie's certainly give me pause for thought. Did this story need telling? Yes, and yes and yes; and may the people who can bring full justice listen. I am sure that on balance the judicial system of Texas is no worse or better than most, but its balance against the plaintiffs in this case are striking. Does this book deserve five stars? Yes. So why have I only given four? Because just sometimes I felt that Jeannie was torn between writing factual documentary, and emotional story. The book would work equally as powerfully either way, but at times both fail in the blending. As I earlier intimated, it is the emotional story that particularly grabs me. Will I ever read it again? Perhaps not! There won't be a need. I will never be able to forget.
patientj1 More than 1 year ago
As an author, I've been fortunate to cross paths with some very generous, very kind people. When I first met Jeannie Walker, I knew only that she had written a book, entitled Fighting the Devil. I was struck by how gracious she was to everyone and how she always took time to offer a kind word. For that reason alone, I decided to purchase a copy of her work. I swiftly learned that this was more than 'just a book' for Jeannie. Effectively, Jeannie set out to solve the murder of her former husband, with whom she has two children. What I discovered was a gripping story told from the perspective of someone who had survived the abyss and was brave enough to venture back into it for the sake of justice and the safety of her children. Told in thorough detail, mixing photographic evidence and multiple eyewitness testimonies, Jeannie composed her account of the crime like a seasoned investigator. The most shocking part of this tale is not the debauchery of the murderers, the intuitiveness of the narrator or the fight to see justice served. The murder of Jerry Sternadel was a crime that could be told on any and every procedural television series and penned by numerous crime fiction authors. Yet, the sobering reality is that this is not fiction. It is the moral dilemma of incredible events and the frustrating pursuit one family faced - and still lives with on a daily basis. This is not a story for the weak of heart. It is not a story for the judgmental or the closed-minded. As resolutely as Jeannie clings to the facts, she also stands strong in her faith. Fighting the Devil is not simply a clever title and it most certainly is not a story anyone will soon forget!