The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz
This debut novel in the acclaimed Luis Montez series introduced a hero unique in detective fiction: a world-weary middle-aged lawyer steeped in the politics, history, and culture of the golden age of Chicano activism.
Twenty years ago, a gang attacked four Chicano student activists and shot down their leader, Rocky Ruiz. Now the survivors, Montez's former compatriots in the movement, are in danger. One is killed, another beaten, and a third driven into hiding. Enter Teresa Fuentes, a beautiful young lawyer determined to solve the mystery and just as determined to avoid becoming involved with Montez. To save his friends, Montez must reexamine the central event of their shared past-the murder of Rocky Ruiz. Just as difficult, he finds, may be to untangle his feelings for Teresa Fuentes.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AmronGravett - LibraryThing
"We retold the story of Rocky Ruiz. A couple of the cops remembered Rocky’s murder, but they doubted that the two killings had anything to do with each other." Consider the ingredients: murders ... Read full review
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Attorney Ramos received an Edgar Award nomination for Rocky Ruiz, his first jaunt into fiction. He followed that 1993 release with Gato Guerrero a year later and has since expanded his series ... Read full review