MIAMI, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- (Prisa Ediciones) El Senor de los Cielos, the most recent work by Colombian author Andres Lopez Lopez, is now available in bookstores throughout the United States. The story, inspired by the life of Mexico's most powerful drug lord, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, is recounted in the author's riveting style.
His previous bestsellers El Cartel de los Sapos, El Cartel de los Sapos 2 and Las Fantasticas have made Lopez Lopez one of the most acclaimed writers in his genre, placing his books in the lists of bestsellers worldwide. Lopez Lopez has also been at the head of hit television series such as El Cartel, Las Munecas de la Mafia and El Senor de los Cielos, which have left an indelible mark on audiences in the United States and Latin America. His series El Cartel has been adapted for the big screen and will be released in theatres nationwide this year.
In complicity with Mexican authorities, Amado Carrillo Fuentes built an empire that trafficked impressive amounts of drugs using private and commercial airplane fleets, hence his nickname "The Lord of the Skies." In real life, Carrillo Fuentes was a mythical figure: most knew his name and yet only a few actually met him. The fear he produced was such, that it was only after he was declared dead that his story became public.
Hunted by the DEA, Carrillo Fuentes planned to flee the country with his family, but not before undergoing multiple plastic surgeries to alter his appearance. A medical slip during a procedure caused his death. To his family, Carrillo Fuentes is now living among the clouds, where he had dreamed of being even as a small and innocent boy. And although the DEA confirmed his death, many believe he is still alive somewhere.
El Senor de los Cielos is a passionate story of love, betrayal and excessive ambition set in a world of "gangsters," and it is also an open window into the intrigues of the drug world as recounted in Andres Lopez Lopez' signature style.
The author will present the book in Miami on Wednesday, September 4th at 6.30 PM at Books & Books (265 Aragon Ave, 33134)
Title: El Senor De Los Cielos
Author: Andres Lopez Lopez
Publisher: Prisa Ediciones/Aguilar
Andres Lopez Lopez - Cali, Colombia, 1971.
When he was only a teenager, Andres Lopez Lopez entered the drug word under the infrastructure of the Cartel del Norte del Valle. He quickly ascended the ranks and became the target of US federal agencies. After surviving the internal wars that broke out within the Cartel, Lopez Lopez chose to turn himself in to US authorities in 2001. While behind bars, he began writing down his story and the story of those who belonged to the most dangerous groups in his native country: Colombia. His book El Cartel de los Sapos became an instant bestseller and gave birth to the television series, El Cartel, which has been viewed by millions in Colombia and other countries. The television series, also written by Lopez Lopez, has aired in over thirty countries and was awarded "Best script for a television series" during the 21 International Format Awards in Cannes' 2008 MIPCOM Festival. That same year, the series participated in the Film and Television Festival in Cartagena where it was awarded the "Best Original Script" for a series. The author has also published the books Las Fantasticas, El Cartel de Los Sapos 2 and El Senor de Los Cielos. He now spends his time writing for film and television.
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