Hero of the Underground is the riveting New York Times bestseller.
I wasn’t afraid of death.
How could I be? I lived under death’s shadow every day. When you swallow sixty Vicodin, twenty sleeping pills, drink a bottle of vodka, and still survive, a certain sense of invulnerability stays with you.
When you continually use drugs with the kind of reckless determination that I did, the limit to how much heroin or crack you can ingest is not defined by dollar amounts but by the amounts your body can withstand without experiencing a seizure or respiratory failure. . . .
I found myself contemplating death again. Only this time I wasn’t going to leave it to chance. I was going to buy a gun, load the thing, place the barrel in my mouth, and blow my fucking brains out.
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“Riveting . . . the first page took me to the top of a roller coaster and dropped me straight down.” —Peter King, SportsIllustrated.com
“Compelling brutality . . . it’s nasty. And well worth the read.” —ESPN.com
Jason Peter with Tony O'Neill