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Douglas Murphy 2218970611771



Douglas Murphy

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A man, working on Wall Street, lives with a woman who for medical reasons becomes unable to engage in sexual relations. The situation puts him in a quandary until a man introduces him to a clinic that uses the recorded brain waves of other people to project him into their sexual experiences.



Short Summary

The protagonist, a young Wall Street trader, faces a romantic conflict when his partner suddenly becomes unable to engage in sexual relations due to medical reasons that will require a long time to resolve. He does not want to become unfaithful but feels increasingly frustrated.

A secretive clinic uses brain wave technology that allows him to relive the sexual experiences of others as that person. He discovers discs that are used for assassination through the brain waves of people that have been killed. A group hunts him down to obtain the technology but a woman saves him.


New York City

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Other,Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions,Meaningful Message,Other

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity,Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Chris Walker

Age: mid twenties

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Masculine,Confident,Educated,Naive,Romantic,Honorable,Heroic,Heartthrob,Skillful,Charming,Complex,Engaging,Faithful,Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: Stasia

Age: mid twenties

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Charming,Complex,Confident,Crazy,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Skillful,Outspoken,Sexy,Seductive,Sophisticated,Educated,Gracious,Heartthrob

Additional Character Details

Name: Hayden

Age: early thirties

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Charming,Masculine,Confident,Complex,Criminal,Engaging,Skillful,Outspoken,Villainous,Sophisticated,Greedy

Additional Character Details

Name: Cynthia

Age: mid twenties

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Charming,Sexy,Secretive,Seductive,Heartthrob,Skillful,Romantic,Engaging,Villainous

Development Pitch

This story presents a multifaceted plotline with elements of romance, betrayal, sexuality, suspense, espionage and the dangers and attractions of new mind technologies. The main character finds himself in a conflicted romantic situation and looks for an honorable solution to preserve his relationship but instead lands into the most dangerous, mysterious and perplexing situations of his life. A worldly and very attractive woman attempts to help him and puts herself in extreme danger as well. This plot is easily depicted on the screen and does not require expensive settings. The technological premise allows for highly varied, unpredictable, entertaining and suspenseful moments that range from gripping and terrifying to heroic and romantic. In short an engaging man becomes a pawn in a drama of technological intrigue where the power of the technology over the mind appears unlimited. Scenes of friendship and intimacy alternate with scenes of high adventure and action.

About The Author

Douglas Murphy is a physiatrist living in Charlottesville, Virginia. Aside from an academic life in physical medicine and rehabilitation that includes research into highly technical areas such as the brain computer interface, he enjoys writing fiction that focuses on technical developments that place humankind in a perilous relationship with computers and technologies of the brain, mind, human personality and medicine. His books include thrillers and tales of espionage with the one exception of Translator's Kiss which concerns the humorous romantic entanglement of four people in New York City.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon Kindle

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available



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