The Sword

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Alex Lukeman

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The search for a famous sword missing since WWII leads to a violent confrontation with Japanese criminals and the discovery of a legendary treasure.



Short Summary

A famous sword concealing a secret goes missing at the end of WWII. A wealthy Japanese industrialist hires the protagonists to find it. He is part of a criminal conspiracy aimed at placing a militaristic leader at the head of the Japanese government who will re-arm Japan and prepare for war.

The protagonists face a climactic battle in a hidden, underground treasure chamber. The female protagonist fights with the main antagonist,with swords, to the death. The male protagonist also battles an enemy and kills him. They barely escape during an earthquake and return home.


Japan (Tokyo, Osaka); Washington, D.C.; Southern California; Virginia.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest,Other

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Nick Carter

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Blunt,Skillful,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Selena Connor

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Complex,Confident,Sexy,Decisive,Empathetic,Selfless,Engaging,Faithful,Skillful,Heroic,Educated,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Elizabeth Harker

Age: 55

Gender: Female

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Confident,Patriotic,Decisive,Selfless,Empathetic,Outspoken,Skillful,Educated,Honorable,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Ronnie Peete

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Badass,Uneducated,Patriotic,Decisive,Outspoken,Selfless,Faithful,Heroic,Honorable,Unapologetic

Development Pitch

The Sword makes use of Japan's violent and colorful history of the Samurai to provide the context of a modern adventure. Players include the Japanese mafia,a villain who wants to re-arm Japan and restore the Empire, and the principal protagonists, members of an elite group who are skilled in covert ops and martial arts. Strong female leads, powerful male lead, deep relationships, lots of action and a complex plot involving the search for the sword and a legendary treasure provide an action tale that stretches from America to Japan. This book is the latest in an ongoing, award winning series. It's a natural as part of a TV series or as a standalone film and is designed to be visual and cinematic. Many readers comment that they can't understand why the series hasn't hit the screen and favorably compare the stories to those of Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, James Rollins and others. You will not go wrong with this story, or any of the others in the series. It's exciting, engaging and wonderfully visual.

About The Author

Alex Lukeman writes action/adventure thrillers. He's a former Marine and psychotherapist and is the author of the award-winning books The Tesla Secret and High Alert. He likes riding old, fast motorcycles and playing guitar, usually not at the same time.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Alex Lukeman

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available