|Introduced by Alyson in 1986, the Henry Rios mystery series by Michael Nava will come to an end with the publication of Rag and Bone in 2001. Spanning 15 years and seven books, Nava's brilliant storytelling has earned him comparisons to Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, four Lambda Literary Awards, and a worldwide following. His crisp storytelling takes readers deep into a world beneath the veneer of glamour-where idealism is challenged by betrayal and justice can be defeated by corruption. Henry Rios has evolved from a San Francisco public defender to a Los Angeles defense lawyer; recovered from alcoholism; met, fallen in love with, and lost his lover Josh to AIDS; battled the cultural realities of being an openly gay Latino in California; and struggled in a very human way with the conflict between what is morally right and what is legally just. As The New York Times Book Review put it recently, Henry "doesn't win any friends for choosing dispassionate justice over revenge. But he does it anyway because he's one of the good guys-and Nava is one of the best." Alyson is proud to have been part of the Henry Rios series. We congratulate Michael Nava on his success and look forward to seeing what comes next.