Jess Galvan

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 108 ratings

The Dead Run Publisher's Summary

Adam Mansbach, the acclaimed #1 New York Times best-selling author of Go the F**k to Sleep and Rage Is Back, turns to a new tale of suspense, horror, and supernatural action in The Dead Run.

Wrongfully imprisoned in a Mexican jail, Jess Galvan, an outlaw-with-a-conscience, accepts a devil's bargain: transport a sinister package across the border in twenty-four hours for the jail's mythical - and terrifying - bogeyman El Cucuy. If Jess can make it across alive and give the iron box to cult leader Aaron Seth, he will be free and able to regain custody of his estranged daughter.

But, as Jess navigates a blighted desert full of deadly surprises, girls go missing on both sides of the border and bodies begin to surface. It's a deadly epidemic of crime that plunges small-town sheriff, Bob Nichols, into a monster of an investigation that he's not equipped to handle, especially when sixteen-year-old Sherry disappears.

An ancient evil has awoken in the empty wastelands along the border and now everyone - the innocent and the guilty alike - must face their deepest fears as epic myth and human malice combine to bring forth the end of the world as we know it.

With The Dead Run, acclaimed author Adam Mansbach mixes horror, the supernatural, and suspense to deliver a chilling, high-octane adventure.

©2013 Adam Mansbach (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers
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  • Book 1

    • The Dead Run

    • By: Adam Mansbach
    • Narrated by: Erik Bergmann
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Wrongfully imprisoned in a Mexican jail, Jess Galvan, an outlaw-with-a-conscience, accepts a devil's bargain: transport a sinister package across the border in twenty-four hours for the jail's mythical - and terrifying - bogeyman El Cucuy. If Jess can make it across alive and give the iron box to cult leader Aaron Seth, he will be free and able to regain custody of his estranged daughter.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A waste of time!

    • By Wayne on 03-21-16

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 2

    • The Devil's Bag Man

    • A Novel
    • By: Adam Mansbach
    • Narrated by: Erik Bergmann
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Locked in a Mexican jail for a crime he didn't commit, Jess Galvan made a devil's bargain to escape and make it back home. Now, he's trapped in his own personal hell, his mind and body inhabited by the soul of Cucuy, a fearsome, 500-year-old Aztec priest and major crime kingpin determined to bring about hell on earth. Estranged from his daughter, Sherry, and now his own body, Galvan's every moment is a battle to keep the evil priest at bay.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome follow up book.

    • By donna vidrine on 09-27-16

    Regular price: $28.51