Focus Lost

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SUSPENSE / THRILLER SUSPENSE/THRILLER DRAMA

Contemporary

Doug Cooper

Logline

The line between passion and obsession runs through us all.

Genre

Suspense / Thriller,Suspense/Thriller,Drama

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Los Angeles

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Rare Bird Books

Year Published: 2019

Starting Description

Levi Combs never planned to rocket to stardom. Eva Florez knew he would the moment she saw him. Gabe Adams didn’t want anything to do with celebrities. But after Gabe’s sister sells his photos of Levi with a young starlet to a tabloid website, their lives become intertwined forever.

Ending Description

With the police after Levi, he kidnaps Gabe's sister to trade her life for Gabe's and Eva's. After the exchange, Gabe frees himself and causes Levi's Jeep to crash, sending the Jeep over the ledge of a canyon. As the Jeep teeters on the brink they must decide to either work together or die together.

Group Specific

Los Angeles

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

1947856898

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Nudity,Substance Abuse,Sexual Abuse,Nudity, Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Philosophical Questions, Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Levi Combs

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Heartthrob, Charming, Aggressive, Sexy, Narcissistic

Additional Character Details

Name: Eva Florez

Age: 36

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Power-hungry, Sexy, Villainous, Engaging, Beautiful, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Secretive, Seductive, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Gabe Adams

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Honorable, Modest, Naive, Selfless, Engaging, Gracious

Additional Character Details

Name: Emily James

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Beautiful, Power-hungry, Seductive, Sexy, Aggressive, Aspiring

Logline

The line between passion and obsession runs through us all.

Short Summary

Levi Combs never planned to rocket to stardom. Eva Florez knew he would the moment she saw him. Gabe Adams didn’t want anything to do with celebrities. But after Gabe’s sister sells his photos of Levi with a young starlet to a tabloid website, their lives become intertwined forever.


With the police after Levi, he kidnaps Gabe's sister to trade her life for Gabe's and Eva's. After the exchange, Gabe frees himself and causes Levi's Jeep to crash, sending the Jeep over the ledge of a canyon. As the Jeep teeters on the brink they must decide to either work together or die together.

Development Pitch

Escaping the increased scrutiny from their recent hit movie, actor Levi Combs takes his young costar Emily James out to a remote waterfall in the California wilderness. Concerned about the relationship, his agent Eva Florez anonymously tips off photographer Gabe Adams about the waterfall, knowing he’ll want to photograph it and hopefully capture them as well. Not recognizing who Levi and his costar are, Gabe plans to discard the photos, but his younger sister, a huge fan of Emily’s, sells them to an entertainment site to help Gabe since he has sacrificed so much raising her after their parents died. Attempting to mitigate the damage she caused, Eva seduces Gabe to stop him from releasing additional photos and becoming a witness for Deputy District Attorney Marcus Ambrose, who has his own personal score to settle with Levi. Blending the nuance and insight of literary fiction with the big-screen magic of a Hollywood thriller, Focus Lost takes readers to the border of passion and obsession, daring them to step across the line.

About The Author

Doug Cooper is the author of the award-winning novels Outside In and The Investment Club. Always searching, he has traveled to over twenty-five countries on five continents, exploring the contradictions between what we believe and how we act in the pursuit of truth, beauty, and love. Originally from Port Clinton, Ohio, he has also called Cleveland, St. Louis, Detroit, New York, Las Vegas, and Oslo, Norway home. Focus Lost is his third novel.

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Characters

Main Character

Name: Levi Combs

Age: 32

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Heartthrob, Charming, Aggressive, Sexy, Narcissistic

Character 1

Name: Eva Florez

Age: 36

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Power-hungry, Sexy, Villainous, Engaging, Beautiful, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Secretive, Seductive, Aspiring

Character 2

Name: Gabe Adams

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Honorable, Modest, Naive, Selfless, Engaging, Gracious

Character 3

Name: Emily James

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Beautiful, Power-hungry, Seductive, Sexy, Aggressive, Aspiring

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