5 out of 5 stars John DeLorean, “What went wrong.”
By Jim Floodon September 20, 2016
A well crafted tale by the only survivor of a web or intrigue involving John DeLorean, one of the most powerful business figures in the world who
was brought down in his faulty attempt to raise money through massive drug sales in order to save his struggling automobile company
through a tangle of deals with drug traffic king pins, smugglers, and hit men, some with lnks to #10 Downing Street and the White House.
The author served an honorable and lengthy prison term for his role in what has been called “The Drug Trial of the Century.”
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great book written in a descriptive and entertaining style
By Talons40 on September 22, 2016
‘In DeLorean’s Shadow’ doesn’t need a big name to draw us in. This is a great book written in a descriptive and entertaining style. It chronicles the journey of a man who in the beginning, thinks only of himself and makes choices that introduce him to the notorious drug cartels of Columbia. I will not ruin the story for you but suffice it to say it has a happy ending. Young and old alike will enjoy this fascinating story. If you are a pilot, scuba diver, felon, fireman, husband, wife, adventure loving soul, Christian, Atheist, other, down on your luck, celebrating victories of a lifetime, there is something in this book for you. Enjoy!
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing life story
By Richard R Rogerson October 18, 2016
I read this book and have also attended one of Stephen’s speaking engagements. It’s an amazing and inspiring life story; hearing a firsthand account of how John DeLorean’s arrest was interwoven into Stephen’s was especially interesting to me. Stephen is very blessed to have so many exciting chapters in his life and it’s extremely inspiring to read about someone who turned their situation around, always looking forward. I appreciated the book more for it’s message of hope & inspiration [than for DeLorean-related content,] but he does a great job of “tying it all together” for anyone to understand [the setup of John DeLorean] and how it went down. My copy is currently on loan to a close friend who I’m sure will appreciate it!
5.0 out of 5 starsAn Author who Impacted my life for the better
By Shane Gilman on December 2, 2016
I first met Stephen Arrington in the summer of 1996 when he spoke at my youth camp in Oklahoma. As a 11 year old, I was in awe. I wanted to be a diver, I loved the water and Stephen’s stories of diving with the Cousteau society made me forced my parents to buy every book he had published to that point. High on Adventure, High on Adventure 2, Journey into Darkness…..I read them over and over again.
Those stories affected me immensely. My passion for diving, flying and sailing blossomed from the experiences Stephen shared. I pursued those passions, first getting involved in YMCA sailing and small boat handling and moving into the Coast Guard Auxiliary as a teenager and application to the United States Naval Academy. Then becoming certified as an open water diver and moving up to dive master. Those passions led me to spend a year and a half living in Micronesia, getting to dive in some of the most spectacular sites in the world. Japanese War Ships, Manta Rays, Sharks, underwater caves. But that year opened the door for me to pursue my biggest passion and ultimately my career as a commercial pilot. Fulfilling dreams that had been instilled in me by someone whom I have always regarded as one of my ultimate role-models.
Most importantly, the mantra of “high on adventure” has always stuck with me…and I can say that because of that, because of the desire to pursue adventure instead of wasting my time in a state of chemical high, I have never felt the need to try drugs. Now as 31 year old, the last 20 years of my life the stories and adventures I have experienced far outweigh the memories of some of my friends who didn’t chose my particular path. I have to give Stephen most of that credit.
“In Delorean’s Shadow” is Arrington’s most recent book. It is a fantastic read, a compelling call to seek adventure instead of wasting time in youth pursuing a chemical high. It’s a case study on how a “harmless addiction” can take you down a path to something disastrous…and….the story of redeeming ones self within society, after mistakes have been made. It’s a beautiful story all around. Please read.
5.0 out of 5 stars It is an amazing book which reflects an amazing man and life story
ByN. R. Sutton on September 4, 2016
The DeLorean Story: The car, the people, the scandal. My first read of Stephen Arrington’s book was a few days before I met him at DCS 2016 in Springfield Illinois – I downloaded it via Kindle. Knowing that he was a fellow guest speaker at the event I thought that through courtesy alone I should at least be up to speed with his story. It is an amazing book which reflects an amazing man and life story. He is equally impressive in real life and even if the powers that be don’t make a film about John DeLorean and the DMC12 they should consider converting his book into a film. Well worth the purchase. Well done Stephen.
5.0 out of 5 stars It would make a really great movie!
ByLeilani McManus on June 22, 2016
This was a fabulous book, I could not put it down. It was assigned for a book club reading
and I could not wait until our meeting to share my questions and ideas regarding the
author and the content of the book. It would make a really great movie!!!!!!!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!
By Amazon Customer on January 29, 2016
This reads as well as any of the best adventure novels! How does a man of honor fall and still not only keep his honor but grow in faith , courage , and find love! You owe it to yourself to read this incredible true story !!