Pinnacle City : a superhero noir

by Carter, Matt, 1985-

Format: Print Book 2018
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To some people, Pinnacle City is a glittering metropolis, a symbol of prosperity watched over by the all-star superhero team, the Pinnacle City Guardians. But beneath the glitz and glamour is a gritty underbelly, one still feeling the physical and economic damage of the superhero-villain battles of generations past, where the lower class--immigrants, criminals, aliens, sorcerers, and non-humans alike--jostle and elbow for scraps to scrape by on.

Private investigator Eddie Enriquez is an ex-con and veteran with powers of his own who still bears the scars of his time as a minion for a low-level supervillain. Good work's been hard to come by until a mysterious woman shows up at his office with a case the police and superheroes are ignoring: the suspicious death of a prominent non-human rights activist.

Meanwhile, superhero Kimberly Kline, a.k.a. Solar Flare, has just hit it big, graduating to the Pinnacle City Guardians. With good looks, incredible superpowers, and a family name that opens doors, the sky is the limit. But in trying to make the world a better place . . . she'll discover Pinnacle City isn't as black and white as it once seemed.

From the minds of Matt Carter and Fiona J. R. Titchenell, Pinnacle City is a pulpy, throwback noir of yesteryear, where two people from opposite sides of the track must team up to do good in a world full of bad.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this skillfully constructed secondary-world noir novel, having superpowers isn't always so super, and everyone has something to hide. Eddie Enriquez is a former supervillain's henchman turned upstanding PI with the power to see an item's past. Kimberly Kline is Pinnacle City's next big superhero, taking on the mantle of Solar Flare from her uncle. Kimberly and Eddie dig into the underbelly of the city together after a social justice activist lawyer is murdered by the genetically modified people he worked to protect. The conspiracy they uncover threatens to destroy the entire superhero/supervillain system. The dual-perspective narrative keeps the reader in suspense while exploring the two very different worlds that Eddie and Kimberly inhabit within the same city. Though the focus is on the enormity of the protagonists' task, the authors go out of their way to make readers care about Pinnacle City's ordinary residents as well. By allowing everyone to be a little morally grey, Carter and Titchenell spin a superhero story with staying power. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Superheroes -- Fiction.
Supervillains -- Fiction.
Private investigators -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Noir fiction.
Science fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2018
Contributors Titchenell, F. J. R., 1989- author.
Language English
Description 302 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781945863165
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