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The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz (Latino Voices)

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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.

Synopsis:

Chicano detectvie Luis Montez takes on his first case.

About the Author

Manuel Ramos is an attorney and a part-time professor at Metropolitan State College of Denver. His debut novel, The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz (St. Martin's, 1993), was nominated for an Edgar. His other awards include the 1994 Colorado Book Award for Fiction and the 1991 Chicano/Latino Literary Award. Three of his other Luis Montez novels-The Ballad of Gato Guerrero (St. Martin's, 1994), The Last Client of Luis Montez (St. Martin's, 1996), and Blues for the Buffalo (St. Martin's, 1997)-are forthcoming in new editions from Northwestern University Press..

Table of Contents

Foreword

Gary Phillips

Introduction

Ilan Stavans

The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810120907
Foreword:
Phillips, Gary
Introduction:
Stavans, Ilan
Introduction by:
Stavans, Ilan
Introduction:
Stavans, Ilan
Foreword by:
Phillips, Gary
Foreword:
Phillips, Gary
Author:
Phillips, Gary
Author:
Ramos, Manuel
Author:
Stavans, Ilan
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Location:
Evanston, Ill.
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Denver (colo.)
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Denver
Subject:
Montez, Luis
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Number:
New ed.
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Latino Voices
Series Volume:
61
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
212
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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