The Sons of Mount Carmel

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DETECTIVE CRIME MYSTERY SUSPENSE / THRILLER RELIGIOUS

Contemporary

R. Jay Alvarez

Logline

The secret Father Manny Gonzalez, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, kept for over twenty years had clearly caught up with him when he is found shot dead in the church rectory. His childhood friend, Lieutenant Ryan Condon, commander of the NYPD Bronx Homicide Squad seems determined to have the priest’s killer apprehended. Except, the stakes are raised when the unrelenting Latina detective assigned to investigate the priest’s murder (Toni Santiago) begins to suspect the lieutenant’s involvement.

Genre

Detective, Crime, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller, Religious

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

The Bronx and Manhattan

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Starting Description

Detective Toni Santiago is notified of the murder of a priest. She soon finds out the priest is the childhood friend of her boss Lt. Ryan Condon. At first Condon is supportive of the investigative steps she is taking, but soon after a childhood girlfriend makes an appearance, Condon derails Toni.

Ending Description

As it turns out the priest's killer is Lt. Condon's mentally disturbed wife who coordinated the murder (and subsequent murder of the Condon's childhood girlfriend) with the priest's resentful half-brother. Condon, his wife, and the priest's half brother are killed at the end. Toni Santiago survives.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

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Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Philosophical Questions, Coming of Age

Plot - Premise

Tragedy

Main Character Details

Name: Toni Santiago

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Aggressive, Blunt, Selfless, Perseverance, Heroic, Complex, Beautiful

Additional Character Details

Name: Ryan Condon

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Masculine, Romantic, Selfless, Complex, Heartthrob

Additional Character Details

Name: Jeremiah Francisco

Age: 22

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Faithful, Religious, Complex, Desperate, Heartthrob, Gracious, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Educated

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Logline

The secret Father Manny Gonzalez, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, kept for over twenty years had clearly caught up with him when he is found shot dead in the church rectory. His childhood friend, Lieutenant Ryan Condon, commander of the NYPD Bronx Homicide Squad seems determined to have the priest’s killer apprehended. Except, the stakes are raised when the unrelenting Latina detective assigned to investigate the priest’s murder (Toni Santiago) begins to suspect the lieutenant’s involvement.

Short Summary

Detective Toni Santiago is notified of the murder of a priest. She soon finds out the priest is the childhood friend of her boss Lt. Ryan Condon. At first Condon is supportive of the investigative steps she is taking, but soon after a childhood girlfriend makes an appearance, Condon derails Toni.


As it turns out the priest's killer is Lt. Condon's mentally disturbed wife who coordinated the murder (and subsequent murder of the Condon's childhood girlfriend) with the priest's resentful half-brother. Condon, his wife, and the priest's half brother are killed at the end. Toni Santiago survives.

Development Pitch

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Core Theme

Tragedy,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Toni Santiago

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Aggressive, Blunt, Selfless, Perseverance, Heroic, Complex, Beautiful

Character 1

Name: Ryan Condon

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Masculine, Romantic, Selfless, Complex, Heartthrob

Character 2

Name: Jeremiah Francisco

Age: 22

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Faithful, Religious, Complex, Desperate, Heartthrob, Gracious, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Educated

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