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Press Release

Two Criminal Masterminds Join Forces to Take Over Miami, but FBI and DEA Agents Are Hot on Their Heels

New York City, NY – Florida film producer and director Roger Fischer has joined forces with New York Times Bestselling Author, Debbie Viguie, to co-write an electrifying new novel, Cartel Heat, scheduled for release in 2023. This gripping thriller follows the story of two notorious criminals, John “The Butcher” Branson and Eduardo “Eddie” Jaramillo, as they team up to take over the drug trafficking scene in Miami.


The Butcher earned his reputation as the Mafia’s most sought-after hitman on the streets of New York City. Despite his dedication to the craft, his Irish background prevented him from becoming one of the coveted “Made Men” of the Mafia. Nevertheless, his employers trusted him enough to involve him in their nefarious activities, leading to his rise through the ranks. His success caught the attention of FBI agent Gene Ignero, who was determined to put him behind bars.


Eddie Jaramillo, born in Medellin, Colombia, and raised in Mexico, had aspirations to follow in the footsteps of his father, Ricardo Jaramillo. His father was the right-hand man of Pablo Escobar and the partner of Mexico's biggest cartel boss, El Chapo. Eddie built a reputation for himself in the cartel, brutally cutting down anyone who dared to cross him, regardless of their rank. His actions ultimately led to his arrest by DEA agent Ariana Pagliery, who was determined to prove herself in a field of complacent officers. Eddie was sentenced to eight years in USP Allenwood Prison, but not before he murdered Pagliery's husband and child in their own home.


It is in prison where the paths of The Butcher and Eddie cross, and a bond is formed. They both see the promise and money in the drug trafficking scene in Miami and decide to join forces to take over the city. Eddie covers his bases and gets approval from La Fantasma, a woman so powerful that seeing her is equated to seeing the face of death itself. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Ignero and DEA Agent Pagliery team up to bring the two criminals to justice.


However, tensions begin to rise between the two as Eddie makes harsh and rash decisions that lead to internal casualties and deaths within their gangs. With both sides losing multiple battles and respect, neither can afford to lose the final war between four familiar faces with scores to settle. Riddled with bullets, violence, power, and passion, the novel explores how far someone will go to get what they want and how many bodies will be buried before they achieve it.


Co-author Roger Fischer has an impressive career both as an entrepreneur and a creative force in the entertainment industry, having co-owned chemical companies, shoe companies, and a successful restaurant in Miami. He has also produced and directed music videos and is currently working on several film projects.

The other co-author of Cartel Heat is none other than New York Times bestselling author, Debbie Viguie. Debbie is one of the most prolific writers in the industry, with an impressive 11 series and over 60 books in print. Her work spans multiple genres, from epic dark fantasy to thrillers and more.


In addition to the release of the novel, the authors have planned an exciting book tour to engage with their fans. The tour will cover 20 major cities across the country, and fans can take pictures with the Cartel Heat car and sign it. The authors will also make stops at radio stations, TV networks, newspapers, blogs, and magazine outlets for interviews. Digital billboards will also be used to promote the book and tour.


Readers of Cartel Heat can expect a thrilling, fast-paced ride through the dangerous and violent world of the drug cartels. With its complex characters, intricate plot, and intense action, Cartel Heat is sure to be a hit with fans of crime fiction and thriller novels. And with Debbie's exceptional writing skills, readers can rest assured that this novel will be a standout addition to their bookshelves.

The novel will be available in both print and e-book formats from August.

In the meantime, media outlets and journalists are encouraged to contact the authors for interviews and advance review

Roger Fischer

Debbie Viguie

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