“This gripping biography of Jason Schechterle’s battle for life and justice celebrates the resilience of the human spirit while condemning corporate greed … it injects the intimacy of fiction into a true story of human endurance.”
ABOUT THE BOOK. When a taxi smashed into police officer Jason Schechterle’s patrol car, the fireball that consumed the vehicle should have killed him. But by a series of small miracles, Schechterle survived: Dying would have been easier. As he would learn only after his own horrific ordeal, law enforcement officers across the country were perishing in similar fires, trapped inside burning Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors. Schechterle, who began a long, gruesome, and gut-wrenching battle back to health, would also take on Ford Motor Company to stop the heinous and ultimately preventable deaths. Interweaving narratives of human triumph and high-stakes legal showdown, this “inspiring true story” (Kirkus Reviews) reveals a rare human being with an undeniable will to live. “Burning Shield: The Jason Schechterle Story” exemplifies the mystery and beauty of the human spirit, and the healing power of love.
“This gripping biography of Jason Schechterle’s battle for life and justice celebrates the resilience of the human spirit while condemning corporate greed… 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.”
“I sat curled up in my chair until 3:00 a.m. this morning, not wanting to put the book down. I love the style of writing, and I could envision every setting with the creative, descriptive scenarios. The author paints quite the picture, and has such a gift of drawing the reader in, and captivating them. I laughed and I cried, and this book puts everything into perspective. It was the perfect storm, and it was not Jason’s time to go. His spirit is unfathomable and unbreakable. The author Landon J. Napoleon captures the hometown hero Phoenix Police Officer Jason Schechterle perfectly. A must read, inspirational biography.”