Gustavo Florentin was born in Queens, New York and received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of New York. He spent a decade in the defense industry working on the F-14 fighter jet and classified electronics projects. After the fall of the Soviet Union, many thought America wouldn't need weapons anymore, so while others waited for the peace dividend, he moved on to the financial sector in New York where he is currently a network engineer. His passions include violin, travel to exotic places and exploring worldwide conspiracies. He lives in New Jersey where he is working on his third novel. He has written two award-winning books, In the Talons of the Condor and the 2015 IAN Outstanding Mystery Winner, The Schwarzschild Radius, which also won the 2015 International Latino Book Award.
The Schwarzschild Radius
Rachel, an 18-year-old Columbia University student, descends into the netherworld of runaways and predators to find her sister, Olivia, who has suddenly disappeared. After getting a job in a strip joint where Olivia worked, then doing private shows in the homes of rich clients,Rachel discovers that Olivia has been abducted by a killer who auctions the deaths of young girls in an eBay of agony. As she closes in on the killer who has taken Olivia, Rachel becomes his next target.
In the Talons of the Condor
IN THE TALONS OF THE CONDOR is a searing exploration of the power of revenge when it consumes the deadliest commando in South America. Roland Sabatini and John Muir are young missionaries who have been called to bring the Word of God to a remote Amazonian tribe. Soon after they meet, John notices strange and incongruous abilities in his Argentine companion. Roland is an expert tracker and survivalist; he knows the rain forest intimately and is a martial artist. Roland ultimately reveals that he is a commando on a mission of justice to right the wrongs of a brutal dictatorship. While tracking his prey, Roland meets Lourdes McCallum, the daughter of a rubber-tapper and descendant of one of the many Southern families that emigrated to the Amazon after the Civil War. When they fall in love, he is torn between humanity and justice and she is thrust into the vortex of the inexorable battle with his sworn enemy.
A Dirty War: A Tale of Revenge
The novella that inspired In the Talons of the Condor!
The ultimate tale of revenge
An exploration of the power of revenge when it consumes the deadliest commando in South America. Roland Sabatini has waited ten years to return and kill the men who did him wrong. First, he had to train himself, transform himself into the perfect killing machine. Then he begins his hunt. There is no place for his enemies to hide, no one can escape his lust for retribution. He is a ruthless killer--until he confronts his own humanity.