Burning Shield: The Jason Schechterle Story

Landon J. Napoleon. Avery Press, $19.95 paper (390p) ISBN 978-0-9886519-4-4
This gripping biography of Jason Schechterle's battle for life and justice celebrates the resilience of the human spirit while condemning corporate greed. In the telling of Schechterle's story—from his becoming a Phoenix police officer to the March 26, 2001, auto accident that nearly killed him—Napoleon offers up suspenseful prose replete with all the crucial elements of a legal thriller. Schechterle's accident—a taxi hit his police cruiser, which inexplicably burst into flames—turned out to be part of a nationwide spate of similar auto explosions. Legal crusader Patrick J. McGroder, who worked with Schechterle in his case against Ford Motor Company, is depicted as a feisty, down-home everyman. This enthralling biography injects the intimacy of fiction into a true story of human endurance. Readers are continuously reminded that Jason Schechterle is flesh, bones, and blood, not a fictional character, and they are invited to experience his terror, frustration, and ultimate triumph.
Reviewed on: 06/30/2014
Release date: 02/01/2014
Genre: Nonfiction
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