Ballad of Gato Guerrero

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Luis Montez-Denver attorney and part-time detective-has been getting his career and his life together. So how did he end up in a ditch, his car twisted and smoking nearby, a gun-wielding giant in a cowboy hat coming toward him?

The answer: his friend, Felix "Gato" Guerrero.

Trouble has always followed the larger-than-life Felix the Cat. Now it has jumped all over him. His girlfriend is the wife of a ruthless local crime lord and in spite of ...

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Overview

Luis Montez-Denver attorney and part-time detective-has been getting his career and his life together. So how did he end up in a ditch, his car twisted and smoking nearby, a gun-wielding giant in a cowboy hat coming toward him?

The answer: his friend, Felix "Gato" Guerrero.

Trouble has always followed the larger-than-life Felix the Cat. Now it has jumped all over him. His girlfriend is the wife of a ruthless local crime lord and in spite of bullets and hit men he won't give her up. His former father-in-law blames him for a family tragedy and is bent on revenge. Worst of all, Felix is determined to remain unaware of the dangers. It's up to Montez-and not for the first time-to step in and save him.

As in his Edgar-nominated The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz, Manuel Ramos immerses readers not only in a thrilling mystery but also in the fascinating Chicano culture of the West. Fast-paced and richly textured, The Ballad of Gato Guerrero is an entertaining addition to the acclaimed Luis Montez mystery series.

Lately, Denver attorney Luis Montez has been getting his act together, making money and pushing a major case against the Denver Police Department. But when Felix "Gato" Guerrero, an old friend, comes to him for help, Luis suddenly finds himself caught between lovers on the run and a local crime lord with a nasty temper. Martin's Press.

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Attorney Ramos received an Edgar Award nomination for Rocky Ruiz, his first jaunt into fiction. He followed that 1993 release with Gato Guerrero a year later and has since expanded his series featuring investigator Luis Montez-not coincidentally also a lawyer-to four titles, all of which are being rereleased as part of Northwestern's new "Latino Voices" line. Not just straight mysteries, the books delve into Chicano culture much as Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins novels depict the black experience in America. Ramos has won the Colorado Book Award and the Chicano/Latino Literary Award. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810120914
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 1/19/2004
  • Series: Latino Voices Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet 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.

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