Macho (right) in happier days
Boxing great, Héctor Luís “Macho” Camacho Matías, is a central character in Denial. His actual murder outside a bar, in a parked Ford Mustang, in Bayamón occurred just before we began writing the novel and served as the principal background event for the story. We interviewed several persons who had been at the scene of the tragic crime and think we have it accurately portrayed, and like many things in the book, it may have some information that you never knew. Héctor Camacho was well-known throughout Puerto Rico and beloved by a tremendous number of people.
In this photo, one of our nephews is shown on the left with the champ. Wilson is the leader of an excellent band on the island and Héctor loved salsa music. You can’t understand modern Puerto Rico without understanding “Macho” Camacho and Denial is not only a great story, but also a unique guide to this remarkable island.
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