The House of the Scorpion
By: Nancy Farmer
El Patron: He is about 140 years old and Matt is his clone. He is very kind but truly evil. He is the richest man on Earth and can get what ever he wants with his money. El Patron is also quite greedy.
The author ably keeps her elements in balance, so that the Dr. Frankenstein moments never become gratuitous; in fact, the unemotional narration at times seems detached, wary of lingering too long in any one place.--New York Times - Roger Sutton