Mario Gecko was born in 1975 and studied finance and economics at NYU, UNAM, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and ITAM, Instituto Techológico Autónomo de México; his principle residence is in Mexico City, but also resides in NYC and Bogotá. Professionally his expertise resides in finance—brokerage, asset management, estate planning, and venture capital—from NYC, Mexico City, to Medellín. A career path and culmination of experiences that indoctrinated him into the obdurate underworlds of the Western Hemisphere, propelling him to write his first novel, The Consigliere 2011. Now dedicated to activism, he devotes himself to volunteer work, philanthropy, education, and social change—mostly throughout Latin America. He enjoys scuba, sand castles, and triathlons. His highest aspiration—laughter.
My latest book a satire novella The Perfect Martini:
From master of the universe to the want ads in twelve months. Caricatured by The New Yorker as the biggest crook since Madoff, and a sure contender for most unpopular in a city that breeds crooks like Hollywood fame. As a former one per-center Michael Martini lives off the remnants of his former glories. waiting for the blow that evicts him from what remains of his sanity.
Michael’s only friend is an escaped convict; his only family, a compulsive liar; and his arch nemesis sleeps in the next room. Indifferent to living under a shadow of perpetual death threats, cold shoulders, the impending doom of insolvency and ruin, and under constant scrutiny from his neighbors, the FEDS, the banks, his dentist, and his past, he rolls loaded dice for redemption.
A satirical tale laced with spite…dog lovers beware!