The Ascension of Jerry
by Chip Jacobs
Bumbling hitmen. Burning corpses. Life in hiding. A threatened son. Jerry Schneiderman's orderly world evaporated when his business partner was executed by an assassin in 1979 Los Angeles, and the buzzard-eyed ringleader soon came for him.
Though the killers behind this murder-for-hire corporation were nabbed, the trauma annihilated Jerry's family and stripped his trust. Recovery only came years later with Jerry's improbable rebirth as a prank-loving activist who defended the weak and made enemies with the rich and powerful.
Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book
Hardcover, 2012: 9780983925545
US $25.00 | True Crime
Chip Jacobs is the bestselling author of Smogtown: The Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles (The Overlook Press/Penguin Group USA) with William Kelly, and Wheeling the Deal: The Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler, Hollywood's Flashiest Quadriplegic (Behler). The Independent Book Publishers (IPPY) Awards and Green Book Festival honored his Smogtown social history with co-silver medals, and the City of Santa Monica bestowed it with the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature. He lives in the Los Angeles area.