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The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz

The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz

Book - 2004 | New ed
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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.
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2004
Edition: New ed
ISBN: 9780810120907
Call Number: MYSTERY RAMOS 2004
Characteristics: xvii, 201 pages ; 22 cm


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While investigating the unsolved slaying of Chicano student activist Rocky Ruiz, Denver-based attorney at law Luis Montez’s life changes when he finds himself at odds with the forces that subdued the optimism and idealism of the 1960s.

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