Carved in Bone: A Henry Rios Novel

Michael Nava (Author)
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Description

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 of Bill Ryan. Ryan, part of the great gay migration into San Francisco in the 1970s, has died in his flat of carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty gas line, his young lover barely surviving. Rios's investigation into Ryan's death-which Rios becomes convinced was no accident-tracks Ryan's life from his arrival in San Francisco as a terrified 18-year-old to his transformation into a successful businessman. What begins for Rios as the search for the truth about Bill Ryan's death becomes the search for the meaning of Ryan's life as the tsunami of AIDS bears down on the gay community.

Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.35
Publisher
Persigo Press
Publish Date
October 01, 2019
Pages
378
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.8 X 7.9 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781733609111
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About the Author

Michael Nava lives outside San Francisco with his husband. His Henry Rios mystery series has been awarded six Lambda Literary Awards and he is the recipient of the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement in LGBT literature. He is also the author of an acclaimed historical novel, The City of Palaces, set in Mexico City at the beginning of the 1910 Mexican Revolution. Additionally, he wrote and produced the Henry Rios Mysteries podcast which adapts the first Rios novel into an 18-episode audio-drama and is available on various podcast platforms including Apple I-tunes and Spotify. His small press, Persigo Press, which currently publishes his work will expand to publish other LGBTQ and writers of color who work in genres beginning in fall, 2020.

Reviews

"Delivering an unusual subject and structure, this tale offers refreshing emotional depth and a gay narrative seldom seen in thrillers."-- Kirkus Reviews
An authentic portrait of the city in the early days of the AIDS crisis complements the satisfying mystery.--Publisher's Weekly