Diego Zhao is a metahuman and a former firefighter. Zhao has now become a private eye in Gotham City.He is created by Chuck Dixon and Joe Ng in July, 2006 his first appearance was in Rush City #1.
Syrese Daly calls in Diego Zhao aka Rush because her daughter Aminta is missing. Syrese and her nine year old daughter came to Gotham for clothes shopping and a music store on Amusement Mile that Aminta likes. Syrese and her daughter were separated on a subway platform at Grand Central Station. As they were getting on the Four Express, Aminta loses her Mets cap while getting through the crowd of transit patrons. Syrese goes after her cap and Aminta enters the train. In a split second, Syrese realizes the doors on the train have closed and now is leaving the station with her daughter on board.
Syrese already informed the police but the police will not mobilize until the 24 hr missing person statute has taken its course. Syrese informs Diego that Aminta has Type 1 Diabetes and she will need her injection soon or she will die. Diego meets with Syrese at the Marriott that she and Aminta were staying at. Diego asks for a shot of insulin that he can inject in case he finds Aminta in time. Syrese is hesitant to give him the insulin but Diego assures her that he is a licensed EMT. He also asks for a recent photo of Aminta, Aminta's ball cap and the name of the music store that Aminta likes.
Diego heads to the Noiz Music Store and asks the store clerk if he has seen Aminta. The clerk says he saw Aminta about two hours ago and she left with an older gentleman. Fortunately, the perp used his credit card to buy a few CDs for Aminta. Diego tracks the credit card records to the perp's current address. Diego kicks in the apartment door and pins the perp to the floor with his broken door. Diego interrogates the perp and says that he sold Aminta to a black market dealer named Moto who specializes in stolen organ trades.
Diego knocks out the perp and takes his cell phone then he calls in the Gotham PD for a squad car to swing by to pick up the perp. Diego texts Moto while posing as the perp and tells him about a potential customer who is interested in Aminta. Moto agrees to the meet and Diego sets up a trap for Moto. During the meet, Moto's minivan pulls up to Diego's Porsche. As soon as Diego lowered the tinted window to his car, Moto immediately recognized Diego from his past exploits with the Gotham PD and revved up the engine to his minivan.
Diego chases down the minivan and causes the minivan to crash into a light post. Diego holds Moto at gunpoint and demands the return of Aminta. Diego injects Aminta with the insulin that Syrese gave him. Diego calls in Gotham PD to arrest Moto and tells Syrese to meet Aminta at Gotham Mercy Hospital.
Meanwhile, on the other side of town, Councilman Arthur Bellingame calls in the mechanical menace known as Gearhead who has now bonded with a car of his own design. Bellingame wants Diego taken out and Gearhead's newly developed skills as an underground racer maybe the only way to gain the upper hand on Diego.
The next day, Diego gets a call from a woman named Valentina Arraza. She hires Diego to find her brother, Anatol. Valentina tells Diego that Anatol was last seen at the Shanghai Cinema on Canal Street and Broadway. It seems Anatol is a bit of a Hong Kong cineaste (empathy for Kung Fu films). Diego has this sinking suspicion that Anatol isn't really Valentina's brother but he decides to take on the case for Anatol's sake. Diego heads to Chinatown where he consults Philly, one of his contacts. Diego asks Philly to post Anatol's picture on the Internet in the hopes of turning up some information.
During his investigation, Diego comes across the Crust porno theater and with a stroke of luck finds Anatol. Just as Diego was about to confront Anatol, he gets drop kicked by Black Canary. It turns out the JLA have assigned the task of apprehending Anatol to Dinah. While on the floor, Diego gets a call from Philly who exclaims that once he posted Anatol's picture on the Internet, Homeland Security came crashing through his door.
Powers and Abilities
He is a metahuman that possess enhanced senses that gives him better reflexes and instinct, also he is good in hand to hand combat.