NOVEL | 2015 |
By all appearances, Guillermo Rosensweig is the epitome of success. He is a member of the Guatemalan elite, runs a successful law practice, has a wife and kids as well as a string of lovers that keep his sexual appetite satisfied. His life could have continued on this way were it not for the fact that he crosses paths with Maryam, a Lebanese beauty with whom he falls desperately in love… to the point that when he loses her, he sees no other option than to orchestrate his own death.
David Unger’s The Mastermind is based on the bizarre real-life story of Rodrigo Rosenberg, a Guatemalan attorney who, in 2009, planned his own assassination after leaving behind a video accusing Guatemalan president Alvaro Colom of his murder. A fascinating depiction of modern-day Guatemala and the corrupt, criminal and threatening reality that has set in.
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