The Superman Project

The Superman Project

A Chico Santana Mystery

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After a series of low-paying jobs, Chico Santana, PI, is living in his tiny office on 149th Street in the Bronx. He's in an absolutely foul mood when Pablo Sanchez and his mother drop in, seeking help for one of Chico's old childhood pals - the handsome and charismatic Joey Ventura. Chico has not seen Joey since Joey disappeared from St. Mary's Home for Boys, headed for Tahiti. He ended up, instead, on the island of TSP - The Superman Project. The Superman Project peddles German philosophy, Hinduism, andAmerican comic book mythology as a method toward self-improvement, but its members are hiding more than a few secrets. The leader of TSP is a man named Father Ravi. One of his daughters, Gabby, who is also Joey's wife, is missing. Joey was accused by theTSP leaders of killing Gabby and has fled the police. Pablo and his mother insist he is innocent. Compelled to believe in his old friend, and by the promised payment of a very valuableSupermancomic, Chico investigates the competing interests in the organization, falling for a beautiful suspect and trying to look out for a friend's troubled niece in the process.

McMillan Palgrave

After a series of low-paying jobs, Chico Santana, PI, is living in his tiny office on 149th Street in the Bronx. He’s in an absolutely foul mood when Pablo Sanchez and his mother drop in, seeking help for one of Chico’s old childhood pals----the handsome and charismatic Joey Ventura. Chico has not seen Joey since Joey disappeared from St. Mary's Home for Boys, headed for Tahiti. He ended up, instead, on the island of TSP---The Superman Project.

The Superman Project peddles German philosophy, Hinduism, and American comic book mythology as a method toward self-improvement, but its members are hiding more than a few secrets. The leader of TSP is a man named Father Ravi. One of his daughters, Gabby, who is also Joey’s wife, is missing. Joey was accused by the TSP leaders of killing Gabby and has fled the police. Pablo and his mother insist he is innocent.

Compelled to believe in his old friend, and by the promised payment of a very valuable Superman comic, Chico investigates the competing interests in the organization, falling for a beautiful suspect and trying to look out for a friend’s troubled niece in the process.

A. E. Roman brings New York City and its eccentric characters to life in this second in the original and energetic Chico Santana series.



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Investigating the suspicious death of a charismatic childhood friend who went missing in the 1980s, private investigator Chico Santana learns about his late friend's involvement in a shadowy organization that promotes a lifestyle based on German philosophy, Hinduism and comic-book mythology. By the author of Chinatown Angel.
Investigating the suspicious death of a charismatic childhood friend who went missing in the 1980s, private investigator Chico Santana learns about his late friend's involvement in a shadowy organization that promotes a lifestyle based on German philosophy, Hinduism, and comic-book mythology.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books-Minotaur Books, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312375010
0312375018
Branch Call Number: ROM
MYSTERY
Characteristics: 272

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