The Repossession Mambo
by Eric Garcia
Review by Steve Sawicki
Harper Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780061802836
Date: 01 April 2009 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Remy is a bio repo-man, assigned people who have gone past due on their payments for the artificial body parts they've acquired by loans through the credit union. Get a few days beyond the agreed upon time period and Remy comes looking for you to take back the artificial organ (artiforg). If it's a foot or a hand you might survive. If it's a heart or a lung, definitely not. This work has never really bothered Remy, who's gone through five wives, a war in Africa, and hundreds if not thousands of repossessions. It hasn't bothered him until he wakes up one day in the hospital to find himself the recipient of an artificial heart. The process changes Remy. Changes him in ways that he would never have imagined and ultimately creates the kind of conflict that may just kill him. On the other hand he meets a woman who may just be wife number 6. From official release/information:
Product Description: Thanks to the technological miracle of artiforgs, now you can live virtually forever. Nearly indestructible artificial organs, these wonders of metal and plastic are far more reliable and efficient than the cancer-prone lungs and fallible kidneys you were born with—and the Credit Union will be delighted to work out an equitable payment plan. But, of course, if you fall delinquent, one of their dedicated professionals will be dispatched to track you down and take their product back.
This is the story of the making—and unmaking—of the best Bio-Repo Man in the extraction business, who finds his soul when he loses his heart . . . and then he has to run.