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By Manuel Ramos

Gus Corral can’t particularly think it whilst an outdated highschool blood brother he hasn’t visible in years asks him for aid. Artie Baca appears to be like as cool as ever; the hippest man in highschool now seems like a GQ conceal boy, Chicano sort. and prefer continually, Artie has girls difficulties, even supposing he’s married. He’s being blackmailed as a result of an imprudent fling—caught on video, in fact. Artie has a wealthy genuine property enterprise and will manage to pay for to repay the younger woman, yet he’ll present Gus handsomely for his assist in convincing her that there won’t be any destiny funds.

Gus’s existence hasn’t been as profitable; he manages his ex-wife’s moment hand store after wasting his task within the recession and claims to additionally paintings because the evening watchman so he can dwell there too. He can relatively use the money Artie is providing and has the same opinion to assist, even supposing he is familiar with Artie most likely merits the shake down.

But prior to Gus can carry the money, Artie is useless and the police need to know why the deceased used to be sporting a cost made out to his outdated highschool pal. And while an armed stranger breaks into the store at midnight, Gus is familiar with there’s extra to the placement than meets the attention. An research into Artie’s involvement within the gentrification of Denver’s north part ends up in harrowing encounters with harmful criminals, either from the world and south of the border. unexpectedly Gus is ensnared within the robbery of 1 of the main respected spiritual symbols within the Catholic Latino international, a cloak bearing clone of the Virgen de Guadalupe. he is stuck among warring gangs, and shortly he and the folks he cares approximately so much are in a life-and-death predicament.

Manuel Ramos returns to novel-length crime fiction with this gripping tale that twists and turns like a curler coaster, the place the outlook is grim and there’s no honor between thieves.

Praise for the paintings of Manuel Ramos:

"A very remarkable debut." --Los Angeles instances at the Ballad of Rocky Ruiz

“A thickly atmospheric first novel—with barely enough secret to carry jointly a powerfully elegiac memoir of the heady early days of Chicano activism.”—Kirkus reports at the Ballad of Rocky Ruiz

"Ramos succeeds brilliantly in marrying sort and substance to shape a seamlessly exciting novel [with] characters and scenes deeply etched with admirable brevity and skill."
—Publishers Weekly, starred overview, on Blues for the Buffalo

MANUEL RAMOS is the recipient of a number of literary awards and the writer of various novels, together with King of the Chicanos (Wings Press, 2010), Brown-on-Brown: A Luis Montez secret (University of latest Mexico Press, 2003) and The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz (St. Martin’s Press, 1993; Northwestern college Press, 2004), and Edgar Award finalist. He lives and works in Denver, Colorado.

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