Facing My Demons - A Max Springer Novel

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D. Wayne Bird

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Max uncovers a global conspiracy to resurrect national socialism to world power. This leads to a jointly planned covert operation by the CIA and Mossad to thrwart the rise of the neo-Nazi movement. Max is at last able to face the demons that have haunted his family for 80 years.



Short Summary

The CIA has captured an assassin/courier of the neo-Nazi Party who was sent to kill Max Springer. The Party leaders are concerned by the disappearance of the assassin, as well as their long-time contact in Panamá, the son of Reichsfurher Heimlich Hemler.

With his underground headquarters destroyed and many members of the Party dead, Deitrich Calderon goes to Panamá to seek revenge on the man he blames for this disaster, Max Springer. Max's girlfriend kills Calderon, saving Max's life.


Panamá; Argentina; Langley, Virginia

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Max Springer

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Adventurous,Confident,Gracious,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Modest,Patriotic,Skillful,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Kat Simms

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Confident,Engaging,Gracious,Educated,Honorable,Romantic,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Stan Burrows

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Charming,Complex,Confident,Patriotic,Outspoken,Faithful,Skillful,Funny,Gracious,Honorable,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Dietrich Calerdon

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Aggressive,Villainous,Narcisstic,Complex,Decisive,Leader,Power Hungry,Visionary,Secretive

Development Pitch

Max Springer and his friends are likeable characters for whom audiences will cheer. This is a classic story of good versus evil. The entire Max Springer series (Butcher of Chamé, Enemies of My Fathers and Facing My Demons) will adapt easily to the big screen and is perfectly suited to a movie franchise. The stories are told on two levels. The personal story of the Springers which broke away from the von Fruhlings due to political differences. On a global level: resurrection of the Nazi Party. These will be action movies. Character synopsis and casting recommendations have been submitted. This series because it is timely and, with the right promotion, will be a box office hit; book sales will skyrocket; lots of money to be made by lots of people / entities.

About The Author

D. Wayne Bird grew up in southern California. He moved to Nevada in 1997 and stayed there until his retirement in 2015. He and his wife felt landlocked in Nevada so three days after he retired, they were on a plane headed for Panamá's Tocumen Airport to enjoy a more leisurely existence at the ocean. Living in Panamá, meeting the people and learning their history inspired the author to begin writing the Max Springer series.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self published

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available



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