This Is For The Mara Salvatrucha is the first non-fiction narrative about the MS-13. It tells the story of Brenda Paz, a young street gang member who betrayed her gang and became an informant, revealing a previously unknown threat across America.

by Samuel Logan

This Is For The Mara Salvatrucha | by Samuel Logan

coverThis is a true story of Brenda Paz's last three years of life as a member of the Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13.


She was a young member of the Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, who became a federal informant before she was killed after running away from witness protection. This book uncovers little known truths about the MS-13, one of America's most violent street gangs, and reveals how the street life can be alluring to even well loved kids like Brenda.


This narrative also takes a close look at the the realities of living inside the United States as part of a Latino immigrant community, underscoring the challenges with policing these communities and the fluidity of illegal movement across the US-Mexico border.


This is Samuel Logan's first non-fiction narrative. It has been optioned by Paramount Vantage to be made into a major motion picture.




Did You Know?

The Mara Salvatrucha has over 10.000 members in at least 42 states


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