A true crime suspense thriller of the horrific, excruciating death and murder of a millionaire, and haunting occurrences that actually happened. The true crime story is depicted the way it really happened and contains photos, testimony, depositions and recollections of real-life people. This true story contains sexual abuse, death, embezzlement, poison, premonitions, and spine-tingling accounts of unexplained phenomena that may seem like the stuff of soap operas. However, these dastardly deeds and haunting occurrences actually happened.
A Texas Millionaire rancher discovers his wife and bookkeeper have stolen thousands of dollars from him. He demands the money back, but suddenly gets deathly ill after eating lunch with his wife and bookkeeper. He dies in the hospital from a mysterious and unknown illness that mystifies doctors. An anonymous caller notifies the police of arsenic poisoning.
The millionaire's ex-wife and mother of his only children becomes a sleuth to help solve his murder. A bottle of arsenic is found in a storage locker. Can the ex-wife now trace this poison back to the murderer?
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.
* Those with weak stomachs are warned that this book contains graphic descriptions of slow death by poison.
Read this nail-biter with the lights blazing!
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About the Author
Walker's debut book "Fighting the Devil" is 2010 BOOK OF THE YEAR TRUE CRIME WINNER and 2011 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS TRUE CRIME FINALIST.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Compelling and motivation story. From what I read, the real life experiences of Jeannie Walker and her family reminds me of something I would find in a Dean Koontz novel. I applaud the author for her tenacity and determination and forgiving character. It is a great read. If I was a judge I would make this book an award winner. Got everything a good book needs to keep readers interest piqued right up to the very end. Highly recommend it.
Fyodor Dostoevsky once wrote, "Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him." Author Jennie Walker's non-fiction book, Fighting The Devil, is about striving to understand a motive as old as Cain. Cold-blooded murder. This path of understanding came at a cost-Jeannie must reveal her pain and loss in order to tell the whole story in its unblemished truth. This took an act of courage. Jeannie had cause to walk away, distance herself from a man who brutally victimized her in the past. However, she decided to become involved for the good memories she still held for this man, and for the two children she shared with him who needed to know the truth. On June 12, 1990, self-made millionaire Jerry Sternadel died a horrible and painful death while strapped to a hospital bed in Texas. Before he died, Jerry pleaded with friends, family and medical staff to save him from two women who allegedly were slowly poisoning him. No one stepped forward. An autopsy revealed the victim died of extreme arsenic poisoning. Even before the man's death, suspicion fell on those believed to be responsible. It took a Herculean efforts by the author, a sheriff who fought to bring justice to this case right up until his own untimely death, and the cooperation of others in order to haul this investigation before the courts. This story records human frailties. Each player on this stage displays the whole gambit of human motivations and passions-love and hate, greed and selflessness, good and evil. Jeanie tells the story in her own way, her own style, while sharing her religious journey from spiritual darkness into the light. Regardless whether you share her viewpoint about good and evil, about God and the devil, readers will readily join this author as this story unfolds, waiting until the very last page to see if justice prevails.
This true story is a breathtaking mystery/thriller. I was amazed at how powerful and emotional this book was . It is a breathtaking mystery thriller. It has a lot of twists and turns and unexpected terrifying episodes. The author skillfully described terrifying events in the book so well that it left me looking over my shoulder and chills running down my back. It's a MUST READ!
"Fighting the Devil" is well written. I found it very intriguing and interesting. The bone-chilling scenes in the book left me with a sense that the demonic episodes were actually happening and those little devilish creatures coming up out of the floor and the other horrifying incidents with the devil almost frightened the daylights out of me. I highly recommend it.