Press Release – “THE RUN” By Local Author Released

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kim Beales (619) 990-1335 – kim.beales [at]

SAN DIEGO – The first novel by accomplished local author and screenplay writer Mark Fiorito is being released this month. “THE RUN” is an action-packed, fast moving story about American heroes and Mexican drug runners crossing swords south of the border.

San Diego firefighters Jimmy Dodd and Marty McLennan plan an overnight excursion to the seaport town of Ensenada, Mexico for a good time. Jimmy’s delinquent cousin Sonny Gabriel comes along for the ride. Suddenly, the trip spins horribly out of control when they accidentally kill the ruthless enforcer and brother of the head of a powerful drug cartel. The Americans are forced to make “The Run” of their lives in an attempt to reach the safety of the U.S. border.

Each chapter ratchets up the stakes as the firefighters race through a series of deadly gauntlets, vengeful cartel soldiers, corrupt policemen, honorable law enforcement and unforeseen detours as they aim to get apprehended by the American authorities before they are caught or killed inside Mexico’s borders.

Good storytelling is about uncommon twists and the stoking of the unexpected in proven formats. Fictional characters are often portrayed heading for Mexico or somewhere else foreign to elude capture here in the U.S. yet rarely are American protagonists running for the security and protection of home. This is the unique premise of “THE RUN”. It’s about loyalty and family.

The 356-page edge-of-your-seat fictional crime story, “THE RUN”, is available through;; and local independent bookstores (Wheatmark/$25.95).

To read an excerpt from the novel, visit http://www.TheRun.Info. The author is donating 15 percent of his proceeds from each book sold to the San Diego Law Enforcement Emerald Society.

About The Author

Mark Fiorito has written 11 screenplays, two of which were optioned in 1999 and 2000 by independent film producers and a collection of poetry on various subjects. He divides his time between San Diego, Calif. and Louisville, Ky., with his wife Joan. For questions, more information or to schedule an interview, visit his website at or call (619) 208-4008

8 Responses to “Press Release – “THE RUN” By Local Author Released”

  1. Barbara Contini says:

    The Run was a great screen play and I’m very much looking forward to reading the novel. Maybe the story will yet make its way to the big screen! I hope so!

  2. Jane says:

    I know Mark is passionate about his writing and I’m looking forward to reading my copy of The Run. Congrats Mark and Joan on getting it done and being in print!

  3. Loretta says:

    Congratulations on the release of your first novel! Just ordered my copy and can’t wait to read it!

  4. Hal Wilson says:

    I started reading the book at 10:00 PM and looked at the clock and it was 2:00 AM, couldn’t put it down and had to get to bed. Couldn’t wait to finish the book the next day. Absolutely outstanding. A must read for anyone that has ventured south of the border.

  5. Gabe Rosales says:

    I thought this book was full of adventure. Once it started it never stopped till the end. I really enjoyed the mention of all the local descriptions and references. It really brings it home. This was a good read, once you get close to the end you can’t put it down.

  6. Jimmy Allen says:

    Awesome book Uncle Mark!! Congrats to you and much success of The Run!

  7. Carol Allen says:

    I enjoyed reading The Run much more than I had anticipated. It is a very riveting story and as you near the end of the story becomes even more so. I stayed up quite late to find out what happened. Great Job Mark.

  8. Judy Maimone says:

    The Run takes you on a journey that will make you feel as if you are right there with the characters. Mark’s writing is intense and descriptive. It will grab you, so hold on and enjoy the ride!

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