Sonny Baca
Created by Rudolfo Anaya

They call him the seeker, because he's been searching low and high, not just for the meaning of his own dreams, but for the cultural roots of crime.

New Mexican PI SONNY BACA's definitely not your average P.I. He's a former high school teacher, divorced, currently in a hot relationship with a Chicana restaurant owner. He continually puts her off but nonetheless relies on for spiritual and physical help when working a case.

And the past speaks loudly in this series. Sonny is the grandson of a legendary lawman, whose pistol he carries, and seeds his high-flying adventures with hot air balloons, drug dealers and medical experiments, not to mention the mysticism and magic of Chicano culture, and his on-going battle with his nemesis, the evil bruja Raven. His back-up includes, not the standard extra-large socipath, but coyotes and a currendera (healer).



Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith, with additional info from Susan Sotelo, of the University of Arizona, who's doing research on the Chicano detective novel.

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