Criminal defense attorney Luis Montez lives and practices law in Denver. He has a variety of clients, including one Jimmy Esch, victim of an illegal search by the police. Montez is almost as surprised as his client when the case is thrown out of court. Unfortunately, this sets in motion a chain of murder and mayhem that threatens to get Montez disbarred, if not killed.
It's fun to read about all of Montez's hangouts in Denver; Ramos gives the book a real local flair. Luis is also featured in other mysteries by Ramos, including The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz, The Ballad of Gato Guerrero, and Blues for the Buffalo.
Manuel Ramos will be visiting Tutt Library for a reading and lecture on Latino crime fiction and a book signing at 7:30 pm on October 6, 2004.
Tiger link: PS 3568 .A4468 L3 1996