Successful, Arrogant Businessman Sells His Soul to Drug Cartel Kingpin in New Novel

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Robert J. DeLuca announces release of ‘The Pact with the Devil.’

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Travis Nelson is a highly successful yet arrogant Texas real estate mogul. When he finds his career on unstable ground for the first time, he is approached by Rodolfo Morales, a Mexican drug kingpin who sees an opportunity in Travis’s border properties. The two strike the “Durango Deal” and all goes according to plan – for a while.

“After working for many years in real estate development and observing up close the giant egos of many of the captains of that industry, I thought it would be fascinating to pit that style largely based on intimidation against the authoritarian approach of a drug lord, whose power is rooted in violence,” author Robert J. DeLuca explains.

In “The Pact with the Devil” (published by Archway Publishing), Travis and Rodolfo’s arrangement begins to unravel and the DEA is soon hot on Travis’s trail. As things begin to spiral out of control, Rodolfo moves to eliminate his deceitful American partner. However, the two men discover that they’re linked by a mutual debt they never realized they owed.

Of his readers, DeLuca says, “I would like them to have enjoyed a fast moving read with a healthy respect (for) how an obsession can bring down the very successful along with their families.”

“The Pact with the Devil”
By Robert J. DeLuca
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 352 pages | ISBN 9781480825307
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 352 pages | ISBN 9781480825291
E-Book | 352 pages | ISBN 9781480825314
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Robert J. DeLuca, with a career in banking and real estate development, always had a strong interest in creative writing. He served as a United States Marine Corps captain in Vietnam and holds degrees from Brown and the University of Pittsburgh. He lives in Friendswood, Texas, with his wife, grandchild-of-the-week and bullmastiff. He is the author of four other works. More information can be found at:

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