The Ballad of Gato Guerrero by Manuel Ramos

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In the second mystery by the author of The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz, lawyer Luis Montez journeys from Denver to New Mexico to help his friend Gato escape a girlfriend's crime-lord husband and a temperamental ex-father-in-law.
 

About Manuel Ramos

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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..
 
Published May 1, 1994 by St Martins Press. 183 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Twenty years after four Chicano campus activists were attacked by a masked gang along a lonely road outside town and their leader, Rocky Ruiz, was shot down, the survivors begin to feel the heat.

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When Felix brings Elizabeth out to visit his friend Luis Montez, the Denver lawyer (The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz, 1993), Anglin sends one Joey Cuginello after the lovers to ventilate Luis's house.

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In his second appearance, Denver-based Latino lawyer Luis Montez, introduced in The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz , again plunges into the past, revealed here in extensive flashbacks.

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