The CEO of The 'Cortez Corporation'. Benicio Cortez is the head of the Cortez Cabal, considered the most powerful of all the Cabals. In other words he is not a man you want to mess with. Father to Lucas Cortez, and Father-in-Law of Paige Winterbourne.
He was first Introduced in the Fourth Otherworld Book 'Industrial Magic'. Benicio Cortez is one of the most popular Cabal CEOs for his ability to play the good guy. The kind of guy who will remember everyones birthday and raise morale but will subtly manipulate people into doing his bidding whether it is in their best interests or not, and his children are no exception to his manipulative ways.
- Dolores Cortez - Wife
- Maria Valdes - Mistress
- Carlos Cortez - 2nd Eldest Son
- William Cortez - 2nd Youngest Son
- Assumed he has brothers - As Lucas mentions that he has cousins at one point in the books
- Parents not mentioned in books.
- Two grandsons (Ramon) 11 and (Emilio) 12 years old, Hector's sons
"I Knew your Mother" Benicio said as he crossed the room. No 'She was a good woman' or 'I'm sorry for your loss' tacked on. A statement as emotionless as his stare. - Paige, His first appearance in Industrial Magic
"I know where my Son is." - To Paige in Industrial Magic
"You never did actually say no to that idea" - Wedding Bell Hell, Tales of the Otherworld
Five seven with deep brown eyes and dark hair.
Wide shouldered, stocky and of Spanish descent, if you "smooth[ed] some of the deeply etched lines on his face [then] Benicio Cortez would be a carbon copy of his son" (Hector).
20 years older than his eldest son who's in his early forties Benicio would have to be in his sixties during the book timeline.