The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz

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 C

  • Title: The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz
  • Author: Manuel Ramos Ilan Stavans Gary Phillips
  • ISBN: 9780810120907
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 theThis 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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    One thought on “The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz”

    1. While taking place in about 1990, the plot has as its foundation in an 1970 murder. The characters are former campus activists who have left Texas to make their lives in Denver. 60's campus activism is difficult to portray in fiction. Not many try.The plot works, but almost everything associated with "Teresa" from her mother's attitude towards her seeing Luis to the way she went about her mission in Denver is pretty farfetched.I liked some of the peripheral scenes better than some of the main st [...]

    2. "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, politics, an alcoholic attorney, aged members of the Chicano political movement and a young, enigmatic woman. Together they make for the delicious debut of the detective Luiz Montez series, an award-winning Denver mystery series.

    3. I heard the author speak at a Local Western Authors conference a few years ago and am finally getting around to reading his first book. Always interesting to read a book where you relate to the locale & details.A middle aged, Hispanic, struggling lawyer, gets involved in solving the murders of his old college revolutionary buddies in Denver. An unusual main character.

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