Midnite's Journey

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1960s & '70s

Dana L Silkiss

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Just as Midnite's musical career is about to go viral, he finds himself enduring the most terrifying tests of his young life. The reader is plunged into the American musical prodigy's nightmare, when he is illegally abducted by corrupt police and forced into slave labor while witnessing prostitution, torture and murder. Alone, he must rely on his intellect, creativity and dreams of his music. This spellbinding novel, featuring Midnite, a musical prodigy, is a based on a true fact story that encompasses corruption, forced and illegal labor as well as prostitution, romance and murder. The aftermath of Midnite's escape is as riveting as the lead story. One can see the beginnings of today's privatized correctional facilities as well as the present day madness of America's correctional policies.


Detective, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller, Political, Romance, Adventure, Memoir, Action, Crime, Drama,

Short Summary

______________________________________________________________________ Set in the seventies, this is the impossibly true story of the gifted musician Midnite. This action series encompasses a journey of music, sex, slavery, murder, and injustice in an America few are aware ever existed.


Daytona Beach Florida, Georgia & New York

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Coming of Age, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Midnite

Age: 21

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Perseverance, Sexy, Sophisticated, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Complex, Confident, Leader, Lone Wolf, Masculine, Secretive, Selfless, Charming, Decisive, Empathetic, Engaging, Visionary, Aspiring, Educated, Romantic, Skillful, Badass, Heartthrob, Honorable, Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: The Warden

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Crazy, Criminal, Greedy, Secretive, Uneducated, Villainous, Blunt, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Power-hungry, Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: Sgt. Scirelli

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Criminal, Greedy, Manipulative, Sarcastic, Secretive, Uneducated, Aggressive, Crazy

Additional Character Details

Name: Frank Petrus

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Educated, Empathetic, Leader, Complex, Decisive, Confident, Flexible, Heroic, Honorable, Modest, Perseverance, Aggressive, Blunt

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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