The House of the Scorpion
Publication Date: October 2008
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As Matt struggles to understand his existence, he is threatened by a sinister cast of characters, including El Patron's power-hungry family, and he is surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards. Escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But escape from the Alacran Estate is no guarantee of freedom, because Matt is marked by his difference in ways he doesn't even suspect.
Raul Esparza starred on Broadway in "The Homecoming, Company" (Tony nom., Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Award), "Taboo" (Drama Desk Award), "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, " and "Cabaret." On television he had a recurring role on the ABC series "Pushing Daisies." His film credits include Sydney Lumet's "FInd Me Guilty."
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