Book List in Order:14 titles

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  • November, 1984. Criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios, fresh out of rehab and picking up the pieces of his life, reluctantly accepts work as an insurance claims investigator and is immediately is assigned to investigate the apparently accidental death o...


  • Thirty years ago, The Little Death introduced Henry Rios, a gay, Latino criminal defense lawyer who became the central figure in a celebrated seven novel series. In a brilliant reimagination of The Little Death, Lay Your Sleeping Head retains all the...


  • In the years before the Mexican Revolution, Mexico is ruled by a tiny elite that apes European culture, grows rich from foreign investment, and prizes racial purity. The vast majority of Mexicans, who are native or of mixed native and Spanish blood, ...



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    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....



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    Still reeling after the death of his former lover, criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios unwisely falls for a young actor whom he had successfully defended on trumped-up burglary charges.But just hours after a date with Rios, the man is brutally murdere...


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    L.A. criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios has become a champion of outcasts in a city offering them little justice and less compassion. But Zack Bowen is more than just a client. Claiming to be the lover of Rios's longtime friend Chris Chandler, Zack h...






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    State Senator Gus Pena faces a murder conviction for killing a man while driving drunk. Even so, he still has his sights set on becoming mayor. And with his suave, slick demeanor, he's primed to pull it off--until someone guns him down in cold blood....


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    Los Angeles lawyer Henry Rios has misgivings about defending a known child molester accused of killing a porn peddler, even though the evidence against him is circumstantial at best. Rios would also have to leave his lover, Josh--who was recently ...



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    Henry Rios is introduced as a troubled San Francisco public defender battling alcoholism and burnout. While investigating the murder of an old friend, he traces clues back to the man’s own wealthy family. It is here that we first encounter Henry Ri...