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The Little Death (1986)
by Michael Nava
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Introduced by Alyson, in 1996 the seven-book Henry Rios mystery series ends with the publication of Rag & Bone. Nava's brilliant story-telling has earned comparisons to Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, and has won four Lambda Literary Awards. As the New York Times Book Review put it, "Nava is one of the best." Alyson is proud to have been part of the Henry Rios series, and congratulates Michael Nava on his success.
Michael Nava is the author of The Little Death, Goldenboy, Howtown, The Hidden Law, The Death of Friends, The Burning Plain, and the soon to be released Rag and Bone. He is, as he puts it "a writer who practices law," with a private practice in San Francisco.
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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 Henry Rios meets Hugh Paris when Paris is arrested for drug possession and being high on PCP. A burnt-out public defender battling alcoholism, Rios has reached a crossroads in his life. While interviewing Paris in jail, Rios goes through the motions, but notices that Paris is far more polished and well-off than the usual drug suspects. Paris is mysteriously bailed out-but a few weeks later, he turns up on Rios's doorstep. Skittish and paranoid, he admits to using heroin and says he's afraid that his wealthy grandfather wants to murder him.Rios tries to help Paris get clean, but when Paris is found dead of an apparent heroin overdose, Rios is the only one who considers foul play. Determined to find Paris's killer, Rios knocks on San Francisco's most gilded doors, where he discovers a family tainted by jealousy, greed, and hate. They've been warped by a fortune someone's willing to kill-and kill again-to possess.At once an atmospheric noir mystery and a scathing indictment of a legal system caught in the maws of escalating corruption, The Little Death chronicles one man's struggle to achieve true justice for all.
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