A Pawn for Malice

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CRIME DRAMA SUSPENSE/THRILLER ROMANCE

Contemporary

Cynthia Roberts

Logline

A young heiress kills her abusive husband in self-defense and escapes the wrath of his ruthless father. Hoping to begin anew, she unexpectedly finds herself a victim once again, when the Senator she accepts an executive position with is targeted by a deranged constituent.

Genre

Crime,Drama,Suspense/Thriller,Romance

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Fictional Town of Wilton,Maine and Upstate, New York

Based on a True Story

No

Starting Description

Jessica escapes Hal Wilton's tyranny after killing his abusive son, Richard in self-defense. With the help of her aunt, she moves on & accepts an exec. spot with a young NY Senator & sponsor of the controversial Death Penalty Bill. Unbeknownst, it places her in the spotlight and peril once again.

Ending Description

The governor's son is killed by an escaped convict. The death penalty becomes the media's main focus, causing the convict's deranged brother to be fired from his job & sends him on a path of revenge, targeting and kidnapping the Senator's top aide, Jessica, who personally takes the lead to find her.

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Mature Audience Themes

Sexual Abuse, Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Jessica Rochelle Wilton

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Sophisticated, Badass, Beautiful, Confident, Engaging, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Sen. Bryan Gallagher

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine, Strong Moral Code, Heartthrob, Confident, Decisive, Heroic, Honorable, Aspiring, Aggressive, Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Sylas Corbat

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Criminal

Additional Character Details

Name: (Aunt) Florence Rochelle Newcomb

Age: 70

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Beautiful,Blunt,Confident,Decisive,Educated,Gracious, Sophisticated

Logline

A young heiress kills her abusive husband in self-defense and escapes the wrath of his ruthless father. Hoping to begin anew, she unexpectedly finds herself a victim once again, when the Senator she accepts an executive position with is targeted by a deranged constituent.

Short Summary

Jessica escapes Hal Wilton's tyranny after killing his abusive son, Richard in self-defense. With the help of her aunt, she moves on & accepts an exec. spot with a young NY Senator & sponsor of the controversial Death Penalty Bill. Unbeknownst, it places her in the spotlight and peril once again.


The governor's son is killed by an escaped convict. The death penalty becomes the media's main focus, causing the convict's deranged brother to be fired from his job & sends him on a path of revenge, targeting and kidnapping the Senator's top aide, Jessica, who personally takes the lead to find her.

Development Notes

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Characters

Main Character

Name: Jessica Rochelle Wilton

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Sophisticated, Badass, Beautiful, Confident, Engaging, Perseverance

Character 1

Name: Sen. Bryan Gallagher

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine, Strong Moral Code, Heartthrob, Confident, Decisive, Heroic, Honorable, Aspiring, Aggressive, Romantic

Character 2

Name: Sylas Corbat

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Criminal

Character 3

Name: (Aunt) Florence Rochelle Newcomb

Age: 70

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Beautiful,Blunt,Confident,Decisive,Educated,Gracious, Sophisticated

Supplemental Materials