The Sons of Mount Carmel

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R. Jay Alvarez

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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.


Detective, Crime, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller, Religious,

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.


The Bronx and Manhattan

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Philosophical Questions, Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse

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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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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