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Author:
Michael Nava
ISBN13:
978-0399147081
ISBN:
039914708X
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Publisher:
Putnam Adult; 1st edition (March 19, 2001)
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Mystery & Thrillers
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1692 kb
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4.4
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Rag and Bone has been added to your Cart. Nava starts the final book in his series with a heart attack.

Rag and Bone has been added to your Cart. But this is a different heart attack. It is one of rebirth and resurrection.

Author Michael Nava said this was it for the Rios books "Rag and Bone" is nothing short of a masterpiece.

Author Michael Nava said this was it for the Rios books. I was hoping he would reconsider but this book was published 10 years ago and he shows no sign of starting it up again. However it's a great conclusion to the series and has a GREAT uplifting ending. Rag and Bone" is nothing short of a masterpiece. For anyone who has previously read any of the Henry Rios series, it is a real treat to follow the complex character development of protagonist Henry Rios. For anyone reading only this one book in the group, it strongly stands on its own as totally captivating. Nava has deftly examined the challenges of life as a gay man throughout the series.

I LEFT THE STATION and sat in my car reading the arrest report. The only surprise was that the cops had not recovered the murder weapon. The only surprise was that the cops had not recovered the murder weapon en a long, traumatic day and I may have misheard him. There was, as yet, no autopsy report and nothing on ballistics except that the slugs the cops had dug out of the wall came from . 80 semiautomatic. Pete Trujillo must really have pissed off someone to require that kind of serious firepower for protection. Otherwise, the report was perfunctory.

The Henry Rios Mysteries. Now that my ladder’s gone, I must lie down where all the ladders start, In the foul rag-and-bone shop of the heart. The Circus Animals’ Desertion. 1. THE WALLS OF THE COURTROOM OF THE COURT OF APPEAL on the third floor in the Ronald Reagan State Office Building were paneled in gray-green marble the color of money while the justices’ dais and the benches in the gallery were gleaming wood that had been stained the deep, coagulated red called oxblood; the same red as the tasseled loafers of the.

In Michael Nava’s final Henry Rios mystery, the gay Latino lawyer faces his most daunting personal and professional challenges as he comes to terms with his past-and a cache of family secrets. Henry Rios was dead for fifty-seven seconds when he suffered a heart attack in the courtroom. While he recovers, his sister, Elena, stays with him at the hospital, and they begin to repair their strained relationship, finally airing their thoughts and regrets about their childhood in an abusive home

Nava starts the final book in his series with a heart attack.

Nava starts the final book in his series with a heart attack.

The good news is that Henry Rios, the hero of several of Michael Nava's earlier thrillers (The Death of Friends, The Burning Plain) is back. 28 lbs. Dimensions:1. Age Range:18 years and up. Grade Range:Grade 12 and higher. You Might Also Enjoy. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again.

Michael Nava Michael Nava (b. 1954) is the award-winning author of seven novels featuring criminal .

In the first book of the acclaimed Henry Rios series, a lawyer doggedly pursues a murder investigation into the lions’ den of San Francisco’s moneyed elite. A burnt-out public defender battling alcoholism, Henry Rios has reached a crossroads in his life. Michael Nava (b. 1954) is the award-winning author of seven novels featuring criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios. Nava wrote The Little Death (1986), the first book in the series, while he was in law school.

Michael Angel Nava (born September 16, 1954 in Stockton, California) is an American attorney and writer. He has worked on the staff for the California Supreme Court, and ran for a Superior Court position in 2010. He authored an eight-volume mystery series featuring Henry Rios, an openly gay protagonist who is a criminal defense lawyer. His novels have received six Lambda Literary Awards and critical acclaim in the GLBT and Latino communities.

The book is exceptional on many levels and has an emotional resonance that you don’t often find in crime fiction. Henry Rios is at a point where he feels that life is pretty much meaningless. His long time lover, Josh, died of AIDS. He’s been working as a lawyer for a long time and is burned out.

While recovering from a heart attack, gay Mexican-American attorney Henry Rios comes to the aid of his long-lost niece, the illegitimate daughter of his estranged sister, who has confessed to the murder of her abusive husband, but during his investigation, Rios discovers that things are more complicated than he had thought. 12,500 first printing.
  • “I replied with the sobs of a little boy and buried myself against her.”

    The late Joseph Hansen, to whom Michael Nava dedicated one of his Henry Rios novels, ended his final installment of the remarkable David Brandstetter series with a heart attack. Nava starts the final book in his series with a heart attack.

    But this is a different heart attack. It is one of rebirth and resurrection. From the bleak, despair-filled Los Angeles of “The Burning Plain,” Nava moves us—devoted readers all—to a very different Los Angeles. This is an intensely small city, suffocating in its intimacy. This is not the city of Hollywood, of movie stars; this is the Los Angeles of Latino gangs and tight-knit families beset by all the problems that being poor and brown affords in the land of the free.

    This book is Henry’s journey back into the light. There is violence and death, but there is also love, and a kind of family that Henry never imagined he’d know. This page-turning murder mystery is filled with emotion, and a lot of that emotion serves to liberate Henry Rios from the self-imposed exile to which he consigned himself when Josh Mandel died.

    “For fifteen years, being gay has been like sitting in a trench on a battlefield.”

    Henry, at forty-nine, has fought for the rights of the least loved of America’s people. His razor-sharp mind and unyielding integrity have made him famous across the Golden State; but they have not made him rich, and they have not made him happy. But Henry is not unhappy, because he doesn’t have any sense that he deserves any more than what life has dealt him. His childhood was ruined by his abusive father and passive mother; his youth was lost in drinking. His early middle-life was taken up with finding and losing his first great love. Through it all, Henry has kept working. His thirst for justice, or at least judicial correctness, has kept him alive. Maybe, at last, it’s time for Henry Rios to live.

    This is the most moving of all of the Henry Rios stories, because it is so personal. I loved it, but not just because of its uplifting narrative. I loved it because it seems like a fitting finale for an epic series of well-crafted and compelling novels. It is Michael Nava’s last love song to the remarkable character he created, a character for whom the world of fiction should be most grateful.

  • Gay Mexican-American lawyer Henry Rios finds out he has a niece he never knew about. Henrys sister gave birth to a child when she was younger and put her up for adoption. The girl is now grown up with an abusive husband and a child of her own and seeks out her birth mother for help. Then she kills her husband in self defense one day. Rios plans to defend her in court and thinks it's a simple case...but he notes there are things off in the story and there's more to this than meets the eye.

    Sadly the last of the Henry Rios books. I've read all the other books and loved them. You see his character change and grow over the course of all the books. Author Michael Nava said this was it for the Rios books. I was hoping he would reconsider but this book was published 10 years ago and he shows no sign of starting it up again. However it's a great conclusion to the series and has a GREAT uplifting ending. The mystery itself is interesting and involved and I do think it gets a little TOO convoluted at the end but I still loved it. Highly recommended but read the previous six books first. Otherwise you might not get all of the characters.

  • Like all his books, this one is well written. Henry Rios is one of my favorite fictional characters - full of goodness, intelligent, reflective and well identified in each identity of being gay, Chicano & a criminal attorney. I read all they other books first and I can't say how this novel would seem to someone who hasn't done so.

    The copyright is 2001 and I find the gay character apologetic and acting as though he agrees with the world who regards being LGBTQ as something that needs to be "tolerated" rather than accepted as part of California's diversity.

  • What I love about this series is the authenticity that drips from every scene. I like the fact that it revolves around the legal aspects rather than being yet another police procedural. I also appreciate being able to look through a window into the Hispanic side of life in California. I recommend this series to everyone, especially those who like gay fiction. Hopefully though, it will be appreciated for a lot more than that aspect, important though it be.

  • "Rag and Bone" is nothing short of a masterpiece. For anyone who has previously read any of the Henry Rios series, it is a real treat to follow the complex character development of protagonist Henry Rios. For anyone reading only this one book in the group, it strongly stands on its own as totally captivating. Nava has deftly examined the challenges of life as a gay man throughout the series. Never has this been better than in "Rag and Bone". Delving into life's challenges within families of origin, exploring forgiveness and acceptance from many angles, and through different characters, these powerfully written themes never digress from the intensely building suspense of "who dun it" as well as whether or not Rios will settle down with a life partner. There are many surprises and twists in the plot - all believable. Nava is the ultimate story teller, never loosing your full attention. The only problem if you have previously read the earlier novels in the series, is that as you turn each page loving more Rios and Nava both, along with a couple other characters, you know that all good things are coming to an end in this final book.

  • This being the culminating book for the series, I'd say it was the best, because all the family threads were woven together. Henry came alive because the book was devoted to this tapestry of family past and present. Well done.