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Nicolás Ferraro


Nicolás Ferraro

Nicolás Ferraro was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1986. While studying to become a graphic designer at the University of Buenos Aires, Ferraro earned a living by playing poker; now he works as the coordinator at the Center for Crime Fiction at Argentina’s National Library. He discovered noir literature thanks to the video game Max Payne, and crime fiction immediately became as central to his existence as hamburgers and the NBA.

Ferraro’s debut novel, DOGO, was published in Argentina in 2016 and was a finalist for the Extremo Negro Award. CRUZ, his first novel to be translated into English, has been published in Argentina, Mexico, Spain and was a finalist for the Dashiell Hammett Award. His writing is frequently anthologized and he is currently at work on his fourth novel.

Nicolás Ferraro

Books by Nicolás Ferraro

written by Nicolás Ferraro, translated by Mallory N. Craig-Kuhn - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Tomás Cruz swore he would never be like his father, an abusive cocaine junkie whose gangland exploits are notorious throughout the underbelly of northern Argentina. When Samuel Cruz is sentenced to 13 years in prison, he leaves a laundry list of unfinished cartel business. Seba, Tomás’ revered older brother, has no choice but to abandon his straight life and take over his father’s underworld debt. Now 15 years has passed, Seba has been arrested, and the ruthless cartel boss is holding his wife and daughter as collateral --- just in time for the holidays. Tomás is forced to choose between protecting his family and his soul as he assumes the to-do list where Seba left off, plunging into the shocking depravity of the cartel to track a drug deal gone wrong.