• Michael Nava
Cover of The Little Death

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 Rios’s struggle to maintain his faith in a legal system caught between justice and corruption, a theme that will continue throughout the series.


Nava, Michael. The Little Death. 3. ed. Los Angeles: Alyson Books, 2001.