"In Chip Jacobs true-crime, The Ascension of Jerry, we are whisked back to LA's Kodachrome world of the Seventies. Through the eyes of the protagonist, Jerry, the "bright colors and greens of summer" quickly change to the real life black-and-whites of mayhem and murder. But, this is not just another Hollywood Whodunit. In the end we find it is really about one man's search and struggle to find his own personal truths and redemption. Well written and highly recommended." --Steve Hodel,LAPD Hollywood Homicide detective (ret.) and Bestselling author, "Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder."
"Jacobs delivers a seductive tour of an L.A. rife with murder-for-hire plots, political corruption and sociopathic schemes. Against this backdrop the young Schneiderman comes of age, to ultimately emerge as the last man standing. A terrific book - I couldn't put it down! -- Stephen Jay Schwartz, L.A. Times bestselling author of "Boulevard" and "Beat."
" ... wildly unpredictable mix of darkly humorous and highly dangerous events ...." -- Pasadena Weekly article entitled "Killer Prose: With the Ascension of Jerry, writer Chip Jacobs reveals his wildest true tale yet.