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Charley Pearson

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Desperate researchers hide from authorities and resort to unethical means to fight a uniquely virulent plague, unlike anything in nature. But it's about saving lives, even if that puts them among the biggest villains in history.


Suspense / Thriller, Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi,Medical thriller,Sci-fi,Suspense/Thriller,Apocalyptic

Short Summary

A Roma (Gypsy) woman grows up loving chemistry but hating how her clan makes her use it. A young man grows up loving animals, but gets seduced by a rich bioengineering company. Then a virus unlike anything in nature (or fiction) brings them together. They're the only ones with a chance to stop it.

The protagonists succeed, releasing a new virus to infect & cure the world. The FBI thinks they started the plague and raids the clan, but enough got out. The world condemns their actions and the FBI, finally understanding, hides them to monitor their new technology. And yes, they've fallen in love.


Upstate New York, with brief glimpses from around the world (stock footage plus simple sets)

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Twist,,Happy Ending,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Stacy Romani

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Complex, Desperate, Strong Moral Code, Leader, Perseverance, Selfless, Skillful, Aspiring, Confident, Educated, Honorable,Empathetic,Faithful,Honorable,Selfless,Skillful,Secretive,Strong Moral Code,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Aatos Pires

Age: 31

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Selfless, Desperate, Modest, Romantic, Funny, Honorable, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Educated, Faithful,Confident,Decisive,Desperate,Greedy,Educated,Skillful,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Trinity

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Educated, Sarcastic, Skillful, Aggressive, Beautiful, Blunt, Crazy, Decisive, Insecure,Aspiring,Complex,Crazy,Criminal,Blunt,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Joshua Grimm

Age: 58

Gender: Male

Role: skeptic

Key Traits: Empathetic, Flexible, Honorable, Sarcastic, Uneducated, Complex,Honorable,Modest,Outspoken

Development Pitch

STACY ROMANI, Roma (Gypsy) and world-class biochemist, lets her clan con her into creating designer drugs, agonizing between morality and clan loyalty. AATOS PIRES wants to heal animals, but has an ego that demands large-scale success, so he invents bioengineering equipment capable of building healing viruses from the ground up. Then a woman with a deformed moral compass uses Pires' invention to craft a unique type of plague, to wipe out the sickness that is humanity. The FBI thinks Aatos is responsible for the deadly pandemic made with his equipment and spreading across the globe. Aatos can't help but think he's the only one who could design a cure, but he needs to hide to work on it. When he sneaks into Stacy's lab, she sees an opportunity for redemption for her drug work by helping to engineer a fix to the plague. Then things get complicated. The FBI hunts Aatos and Stacy. The CDC flails and fails in their attempts to contain the disease. The plague creator's co-conspirators ramp up their activities, to disrupt any progress toward a cure. And Stacy ends her clan's drug trade to support manufacture of any cure they may come up with. Meanwhile, Columbians, long pissed off about the clan's designer drugs screwing up their business, sneak into the country and put out a bounty to locate their competition. Betrayal by a fellow Gypsy. Back-to-back raids by Columbians and FBI destroy the facility. But enough curative virus got out. Success, & Stacy & Aatos get a "sort of" HEA.

About The Author

Charley Pearson retired after a career with the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (a.k.a. Naval Reactors), overseeing chemical and radiological environmental remediation at closing facilities following the end of the Cold War, releasing them for unrestricted future use with EPA and state agreement. Other deeds included creating a lay-up protocol for ships going into extended maintenance periods that saved the Navy tens of millions of dollars in later rust-removal efforts. Upon retirement, awarded the National Nuclear Security Administration silver medal, the Navy’s Superior Public Service Medal, and what insiders jokingly refer to as “the vaunted NR plaque.” Charley can be found at (includes contact information). And if you know of anyone having a mind to write something themselves, that site includes a “Writer Aids” page with many suggestions and links to the advice of others. Hope it helps!

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Ingram-Spark

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available