The Russian Deception

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Alex Lukeman

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A coup in the Kremlin brings hardliners to power who are determined to take back territories lost with the fall of the Soviet Union, even at the risk of nuclear war.


Adventure, Drama, Political, Suspense / Thriller, War, Mystery, Romance, Action,

Short Summary

Kremlin hardliners want to take back territory lost with the fall of the Soviet Union. They don't know they are being manipulated by a man who seeks to start a war between Russia and the U.S. The Project team must stop a devious plot that takes the world to the brink of nuclear war.

After a nuclear weapon is detonated in Latvia, a traitor is exposed within the Russian High Command. He planted false documents that seemed to prove NATO and the Americans would not resist an invasion of the Baltic States. War is averted at the last moment.


Moscow, Washington D.C., Virginia, Macedonia, Ukraine, Estonia,Latvia

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,,Voyage and Return,Other

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Nick Carter

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Romantic, Sexy, Aggressive, Unapologetic, Outspoken, Heroic, Honorable, Selfless, Decisive, Badass, Blunt, Complex, Educated, Empathetic, Leader, Masculine, Adventurous, Patriotic,Adventurous,Complex,Sexy,Patriotic,Decisive,Engaging,Faithful,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Selena Connor

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic, Gracious, Outspoken, Romantic, Sophisticated, Charming, Strong Moral Code, Badass, Patriotic, Heroic, Perseverance, Flexible, Honorable, Leader, Sexy, Skillful, Unapologetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Educated, Confident, Beautiful, Engaging, Adventurous, Decisive, Faithful, Selfless, Complex,Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Confident,Sexy,Patriotic,Decisive,Selfless,Engaging,Faithful,Skillful,Romantic,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Ronnie Peete

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Empathetic, Flexible, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Funny, Perseverance, Complex, Honorable, Outspoken, Badass, Uneducated, Heroic, Blunt, Confident, Decisive, Patriotic, Selfless, Skillful, Engaging, Leader, Strong Moral Code, Masculine,Adventurous,Masculine,Modest,Complex,Uneducated,Confident,Patriotic,Blunt,Selfless,Engaging,Heroic,Honorable,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Johan Kepler AKA Johannes Gutenberg

Age: 64

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Crazy; masculine; aggressive; aspiring; greedy; secretive; complex; narcissistic; power hungry; educated; manipulative.,Adventurous,Masculine,Villainous,Narcisstic,Complex,Confident,Crazy,Criminal,Decisive,Power Hungry,Secretive,Educated,Unapologetic

Development Pitch

A coup in the Kremlin brings hardliners to power, men determined to take back territories lost with the fall of the Soviet Union. Billions of euros pour into Moscow from an unknown source, fueling a secret military buildup. Director Elizabeth Harker sends the Project team to the Balkans, where the Russian-backed president of Macedonia is suppressing a popular movement threatening to become a revolution. It looks like Moscow is meddling once again in Central Europe. But the reality is not what it appears to be. Nick, Selena and the team are caught up in a devious plot that takes the world to the brink of nuclear war. Who is funding Moscow's militaristic adventures and why? Can the team find a way to stop a confrontation between Russia and the United States before it starts? The stakes for Nick, Selena, Elizabeth Harker and the world have never been higher. If they fail, civilization will be destroyed. Failure is not an option...

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: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: self

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available



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