“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 mans own wealthy family. It is here that we first encounter Henry Rioss struggle to maintain his faith in a legal system caught between justice and corruption, a theme that will continue throughout the series.” --Amazon.com.
Nava, Michael. The Little Death. 3. ed. Los Angeles: Alyson Books, 2001.