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ADVENTURE CRIME SUSPENSE / THRILLER DETECTIVE EPIC ACTION FAMILY HISTORICAL FICTION MYSTERY DRAMA

1920s & '30s

Donna Kolling Lear

Logline

Logline –– 1939 - George Johnson’s brother, Harmon and his wife, Zelda, have been murdered in the Dutch Hills of Alaska, along with two other men. Harmon has left a large estate and his ex-con brother Ron wants it all. George travels from Southern California. When he arrives, he finds himself at odds with his brother. Ron finally comes around, joining forces with George, U.S Commissioner Bob Maywood and FBI Agent James Riley to find the killer. The investigation stalls when the primary suspect is murdered. Then George finds Zelda’s diary and gives the investigation new life. They now have a new suspect and the confirmation that there are thousands of dollars in gold buried at one of Harmon’s mining sites.

Genre

Adventure, Crime, Suspense / Thriller, Detective, Epic, Action, Family, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Drama

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

1939 Alaska

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2013

Starting Description

1939, Prospecting Community in the Dutch Hills of Alaska. Four people are dead. Harmon Johnson, Zelda Johnson and John Brady have been brutally murdered. Elias Franks, an old prospector, died from a single gunshot wound to the head. It appears to be a murder/suicide case.

Ending Description

George Johnson found justice for Harmon and Zelda. Ron Johnson chose to fight for his family and mend his relationship with George.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Happy Ending

Plot - Premise

Quest

Main Character Details

Name: George Johnson

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Perseverance, Romantic, Visionary, Uneducated, Faithful, Leader, Underdog, Adventurous, Aggressive, Confident, Decisive, Honorable, Masculine, Heroic, Selfless, Skillful, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Ron Johnson

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Power-hungry, Secretive, Unapologetic, Villainous, Adventurous, Manipulative, Outspoken, Greedy, Aggressive, Blunt, Criminal

Additional Character Details

Name: Bob Maywood

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Engaging, Faithful, Flexible, Heroic, Masculine, Patriotic, Visionary, Aggressive, Confident, Educated, Skillful, Decisive, Leader, Selfless, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: James Riley

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Educated, Heroic, Lone Wolf, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Confident, Decisive, Aspiring, Complex, Secretive

Logline

Logline –– 1939 - George Johnson’s brother, Harmon and his wife, Zelda, have been murdered in the Dutch Hills of Alaska, along with two other men. Harmon has left a large estate and his ex-con brother Ron wants it all. George travels from Southern California. When he arrives, he finds himself at odds with his brother. Ron finally comes around, joining forces with George, U.S Commissioner Bob Maywood and FBI Agent James Riley to find the killer. The investigation stalls when the primary suspect is murdered. Then George finds Zelda’s diary and gives the investigation new life. They now have a new suspect and the confirmation that there are thousands of dollars in gold buried at one of Harmon’s mining sites.

Short Summary

1939, Prospecting Community in the Dutch Hills of Alaska. Four people are dead. Harmon Johnson, Zelda Johnson and John Brady have been brutally murdered. Elias Franks, an old prospector, died from a single gunshot wound to the head. It appears to be a murder/suicide case.


George Johnson found justice for Harmon and Zelda. Ron Johnson chose to fight for his family and mend his relationship with George.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Quest,

Characters

Main Character

Name: George Johnson

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Perseverance, Romantic, Visionary, Uneducated, Faithful, Leader, Underdog, Adventurous, Aggressive, Confident, Decisive, Honorable, Masculine, Heroic, Selfless, Skillful, Unapologetic

Character 1

Name: Ron Johnson

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Power-hungry, Secretive, Unapologetic, Villainous, Adventurous, Manipulative, Outspoken, Greedy, Aggressive, Blunt, Criminal

Character 2

Name: Bob Maywood

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Engaging, Faithful, Flexible, Heroic, Masculine, Patriotic, Visionary, Aggressive, Confident, Educated, Skillful, Decisive, Leader, Selfless, Honorable

Character 3

Name: James Riley

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Educated, Heroic, Lone Wolf, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Confident, Decisive, Aspiring, Complex, Secretive

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