Finding Mercie

This book opens with Hector Lopez finding a little girl in a parking lot. She's bleeding and she's moaning and crying. She's not conscious and he runs her to a clinic to be looked at by a doctor. Hector is an older man with a 17 year old son named Raul, Hector has been cautioned by his doctor not to over exert himself, but we don't know why. The police come to visit him to get his side of the story, but since he's Hispanic, and they feel that he's lying to them about something he soon becomes the prime suspect in the little girl's injuries. One of the policemen has a very irrational prejudice against Hispanic people. I liked this book, it was kind of a mystery, trying to figure out what happened to the little girl, who she is, where her family is, and what Hector is lying about.