Matt returns to his uncle's house and searches for a clue. He copies all of his uncle's computer files on the new book he was writing and also finds a phone message from a man named Art Fogle, a university history professor. Matt soon learns that Fogle was killed in a hit-and-run accident, only hours before Matt found his murdered uncle. Just a coincidence, or is there a connection between Art Fogle's and Uncle Jonas' deaths?
Matt asks the soon-to-retire homicide detective, John Pawlowski, for help. From his uncle's files, Matt learns that Uncle Jonas borrowed a valuable Spanish document--alluding to a fortune in gold and silver--from a Mrs. Garcia. Matt goes to see the Mexican woman and meets her granddaughter, Susan Martinez. With his uncle dead and the Spanish document missing, Matt agrees to help Susan find her grandmother's treasure document.
The trail leads Matt and Susan to a man named Phil Simpson, a local authority on Southwest mines and treasures. After their visit, Simpson dies mysteriously, when his house burns down. Detective John Pawlowski is now convinced that all three deaths are tied to the missing Spanish document.
All Matt, Susan and John have to do now is stay one step ahead of the killer and find the Spanish treasure before anyone else is murdered.
Examining race, politics, and comparative political behavior, Marisa Abrajano and R. Michael Alvarez counter the preconceived notion of Hispanic voters as one homogenous group. The authors discuss the concept of Hispanic political identity, taking into account the ethnic, generational, and linguistic distinctions within the Hispanic population. They compare Hispanic registration, turnout, and participation to those of non-Hispanics, consider the socioeconomic factors contributing to Hispanics' levels of political knowledge, determine what segment of the Hispanic population votes in federal elections, and explore the prospects for political relationships among Hispanics and non-Hispanics. Finally, the authors look at Hispanic opinions on social and economic issues, factoring in whether these attitudes are affected by generational status and ethnicity.
A unique and nuanced perspective on the Hispanic electoral population, New Faces, New Voices is essential for understanding the political characteristics of the largest and fastest growing group of minority voters in the United States.