The Little Death
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 eliteA burnt-out public defender battling alcoholism, Henry Rios has reached a crossroads in his life. While interviewing his former lover Hugh... show more
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 eliteA burnt-out public defender battling alcoholism, Henry Rios has reached a crossroads in his life. While interviewing his former lover Hugh Paris in jail, Rios goes through the motions, but notices that Paris is far more polished and well off than the usual suspects arrested for drug possession. 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.The Little Death is the first book in the Henry Rios mystery series, which also includes Goldenboy and Howtown.
Publish date: February 19th 2013
Publisher: Open Road Media
Pages no: 165
Edition language: English
Series: Henry Rios Mystery (#1)
Subtle and perfect, with all the basics of a film noir, so just like a Raymond Chandler novel, there's no happily ever after.
A really interesting, and well done mystery. I really liked the atmosphere, and tone of the story. It was dark, gritty, and there was a good balance of motivations, and personalities in the story so it never felt like there were characters that were too good to believed or just plain pure evil eithe...
This was the opening bow for Henry Rios, Nava's lead character in his mystery/legal series featuring a lawyer with personal problems (booze, depression, life). In The Little Death, Rios is facing a cul-de-sac in his career as a public defendant. He meets Hugh Paris as his client and fall for him in ...
I'm a follower of Harry Bosch mystery and I have yet able to find a similar tone of crime/mystery series from other authors (duly noted, I have not tried many). I tried Robert Craise, but Elvis Cole doesn't feel like Harry. So I'm long to find a hero that feels "alone" but at the same time do his jo...
Rios is one seriously, hardcore mystery character. He is a burnt-out Latin, lawyer who is also gay. Nava's series is dark and brooding.