Award-Winning Author Jeannie Walker
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Book of the Year True Crime Silver Awards Winner (2010)
National Indie Excellence Awards True Crime Finalist (2011)
Jeannie Walker books are Non-Fiction TRUE STORIES
"Fighting the Devil"
This true crime book has good writing that chills the readers' blood. The very first page grabs the reader's attention. The award-winning author establishes a strong voice in the first few pages. It is a well-written narrative non-fiction about a horrific crime. The dialogue sounds authenic and natural. It has a good description of the Texas setting and surroundings. It is engaging and keeps the reader's interest throughout. All in all, the book is well executed and a pleasure to read.
Jeannie Walker - "A lot of people said this story needed to be told. I wrote Fighting the Devil to speak for my millionaire ex-husband, who no longer has a voice. He was murdered in an unthinkable and horrendous way. I am the mother of his only children. We are now Crime Victims in a Criminal Justice System that does not always work for the victims.
For a long time I have felt the "presence" of my ex-husband, who cannot rest in peace. I am writing the words to tell you the blood-curdling details of his murder and the search for justice afterwards. I am writing to tell you how I and law enforcement struggled and fought against the devil's wrath.
Recollections, observations, police records, court transcripts, news articles, medical reports, and memories of lives touched are all dimensions to this story. It is a story about a family forced to endure more than any family should have to endure, along with the trials and tribulations I lived through. No one could have predicted the aftermath with its strange twists and unexpected results.
Texas Millionaire Jerry Sternadel was Jeannie Walker's ex-husband. Jeannie is the mother of his only children.
"There was a time when Jerry was a person everyone loved and enjoyed being around him. When he and I met, it was love at first sight for him. But for me, falling in love took a little longer.
Some thought we had a perfect life. We were proud parents of a son and a daughter, had our own business, and were wealthy. That all changed when the devil turned our world upside down. Jerry started out good, but somewhere along the line he became a person consumed with lust for power and sinful ways. After he and I divorced, he sealed his fate when he married his secnd wife and hired her good friend as his bookkeeper. He was murdered in such a horrible way that people say it would have been better if the women had just taken a gun and shot him."