Steven Torres was born in the Bronx, New York, but spent part of his childhood in Puerto Rico. Several members of his family lived in small towns there, not unlike Angustias, the setting for the Precinct Puerto Rico series. He studied at Hunter College in Manhattan and is currently completing his doctorate at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He and his wife, Damaris, live in New York City.
The first in a series of mysteries set in a small town in Puerto Rico. The main character is an extremely likeable, middle-aged, college-educated sheriff named Luis Gonzalo, who is very serious about taking care of the citizens in his town.