Saturday, July 02, 2005

Manuel Ramos, Part Two

Finished "The Ballad of Gato Guerrero." Amazing. Ramos should be given an award of some kind. Seriously.

The story concerns Luiz Montez, Ramos's series character, and his friend Felix "Gato" Guerrero. Gato, of course, means Cat, and Guerrero, (a relatively common Spanish surname) means Warrior. Enough of that. The deal is that Gato has a girlfriend and she has a husband. Ah, quite bad, you see. Make that husband a mobster type and things get worse. Make Gato a Vietnam vet with a sharpshooter's eye and a temper and... well, you can see the trouble. So can Luis Montez. That doesn't mean there's much he can do about it though. Or is there?

In any event, experience the joy of this Ballad for yourself. As Martha Stewart used to say before heading off for the pokey -- "It's a Good Thing."


Blogger Aldo said...

I guess this begs the question: Why isn't Ramos more well known? I'm glad to see that his books are rereleased last year. Check out Mooney's Road to Hell...

July 03, 2005 12:30 AM  

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