Item description for Collateral Man (Best Latino Thrillers Collection) (Best Latino Thrillers Series) by Alex Ferrara & Jose Levy...
Martin Mondragon meets the Devils messenger, Joe Sagasti, who comes to collect an unpaid soul-debt left by Martins late grandfather. As the descendant of the debtor, Martin, unbeknownst to himself, is the guarantor of the agreement, the collateral man. Sagasti initially pressures Martin, as a matter of honor, to surrender his soul for no benefit at all. A drop of blood on an ancient parchment, and the matter can be settled very easily. When Martin refuses, Sagasti unleashes a horrific chain of events to convince Martin that life can sometimes be worse than death. Martin sets out to fight his enemy and the dark powers of Hell, to keep his soul and his sanity, with no tools beyond his analytical mind. Martin must learn the one secret his grandfather never told himhow to beat the Devil himself.
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Ferrara is CTO of Boston Technical, a Boston-based IT consulting firm. Alex graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in electrical and computer engineering. He is currently pursuing an MBA at Columbia Business School.
Alex Ferrara currently resides in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Collateral Man (Best Latino Thrillers Collection) (Best Latino Thrillers Series)?
Collateral Man -A Favorite Thriller Mar 2, 2005
I am so into thrillers and books with suprise endings. Collateral Man was given to me as a gift for Christmas. It was the most exciting book. It was packed with adventure and suspense from beginning to end. It peaked my interest to the point where I couldn't put it down once I started reading. Scarey? ABSOLUTELY. I JUST LOVED IT. Tracy
Collateral Man - My favorite Suspense THRILLER Jan 22, 2005
This book was so good I couldn't put it down. I had goosebumps from beginning to end. There was non-stop excitement; and to say the least - never a dull moment. The authors described the people and their lives so well, it seemed as if I knew them. This was my second reading of this novel and it still gave me chills. I bought several copies as gifts. Don't miss out on this one!!!
A nightmare whirlwind that will test him to his limits Jan 8, 2005
Inspired by the acclaimed Argentinean and Latin American television miniseries "El Garante", and co-authored by Alex Ferrara and Jose Levy, Collateral Man is a gripping, suspenseful novel of one man pursued by an agent of the Devil. An unpaid soul-debt from Martin Mondragon's grandfather named his first male heir as the "collateral man", and now the Devil must have his due - for a bargain Martin never entered in or agreed to. When Martin refuses to sign over his soul, the Devil's agent resorts to horrific punishments to impress upon Martin that life can be so much worse than death. A nightmare whirlwind that will test him to his limits ensues, in this gripping page-tuner that leaves the reader in suspense to the very end.
outwitting the Devil Jan 1, 2005
Rebeccasreads recommends COLLATERAL MAN for a hair-raising adventure with exotic locations & secretive histories, lots of cerebral acrobatics & traps, that will keep you up into the wee hours of the night, filling your mind with strange & wonderful hallucinations & "what-ifs".
COLLATERAL MAN is a fast & furious read, & while it didn't ring all my bells -- dancing with the Devil seems to be a peculiarly masculine trait -- I bet it'll ring yours!
Great Thriller, in the line of Stephen King Oct 28, 2004
I found this when searching for Michael Man's "Collateral" Movie, and because of the PW review I bought it. IT's AMAZING, and I think it will be a movie very soon, as it has already been done as a miniseries in Latinamerica....and if Michael Man directs it, it could be a huge success. Congratulation to the authors. Even they are Argentineans, I couldn't tell they were not native (I guess thanks for the US editor). The new concept of creating a collateral man for the Devil's deals in case you don't hand-in your soul, it's the key of this story, and one of the best ideas I've heard for the Faustian tale, since the old Goethe story. I think this story, could be real,... hehe.... there are so many crazy people out there, that it sounds as they have all sold their souls. Read it, I recommend it 100%. And there is even a website where you can download seven chapters in case you want to buy it not risking a penny.... www.stephenking.com.ar (search it there and you will get the pdf, or at their own website, same as the book title).