Henry Rios has relocated to Los Angeles, where he now lives with Josh, who has been diagnosed HIV-positive. The mystery involves Henry's defense of a child molester accused of murdering a child pornographer. It is in Howtown that the series becomes deeply entrenched in the cultural and social conflicts of Los Angeles, and the relationship between Henry and Josh faces wrenching developments.
Michael gives an overview of the book:
Author of Henry Rios novels; winner of five Lambda Literary awards and the Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievenment in GLBT literature. Currently working on a series of historical novels set in Mexico, Arizona and California between 1895 and 1929.