Investing in Murder

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SUSPENSE / THRILLER

2000s

EJ Lister

Logline

Jayson L. Riley has amassed a fortune for his clients, and himself, by successfully forecasting natural disasters and predicting commodity losses and gains using his own complicated algorithms and his intuition. But trouble comes knocking when, amid the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, one of his clients, Cincinnati Delsol, her yacht, and millions in stolen investment funds simply vanish. Suddenly, Jayson—the sole heir to the Riley dynasty—finds himself at the top of a short list of suspects in her disappearance. As more of Jayson’s clients start to turn up dead, he quickly discovers that friends and accomplices are not who they seem to be, and in order to stay alive, the hunted must become the hunter. In Jayson's line of work, it’s all about risk and reward. Some people have died for it. Jayson isn’t ready to be one of them. Set in both Grand Cayman Island and Chicago, this first novel in the Jayson L. Riley series sets readers on a course for action, adventure, and intrigue.

Genre

Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Chicago, Grand Cayman Island

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Amid the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, one of Jayson L. Riley’s clients, Cincinnati Delsol, her yacht, and millions in stolen investment funds simply vanish. Suddenly, Jayson—the sole heir to the Riley dynasty—finds himself at the top of a short list of suspects in her disappear

Ending Description

Jayson overcomes all obstacles to free himself from a life of privileged existence and suspicion of murder/investment fraud. He locates Cincinnati's yacht and the missing investment funds and sets out to establish a non-profit disaster relieve agency. He reunites with his love interest.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Nudity

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Twist

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Jayson L. Riley

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Decisive, Educated, Empathetic, Lone Wolf, Skillful, Confident, Leader, Visionary, Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Danny Leighton (a.k.a. Daniel)

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Educated, Greedy, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Villainous, Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Lucy Hartman

Age: 36

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Engaging, Outspoken, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Badass, Beautiful, Confident

Additional Character Details

Name: Sergeant Eric Stanford

Age: 58

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Desperate, Narcissistic, Secretive, Clumsy, Complex

Logline

Jayson L. Riley has amassed a fortune for his clients, and himself, by successfully forecasting natural disasters and predicting commodity losses and gains using his own complicated algorithms and his intuition. But trouble comes knocking when, amid the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, one of his clients, Cincinnati Delsol, her yacht, and millions in stolen investment funds simply vanish. Suddenly, Jayson—the sole heir to the Riley dynasty—finds himself at the top of a short list of suspects in her disappearance. As more of Jayson’s clients start to turn up dead, he quickly discovers that friends and accomplices are not who they seem to be, and in order to stay alive, the hunted must become the hunter. In Jayson's line of work, it’s all about risk and reward. Some people have died for it. Jayson isn’t ready to be one of them. Set in both Grand Cayman Island and Chicago, this first novel in the Jayson L. Riley series sets readers on a course for action, adventure, and intrigue.

Short Summary

Amid the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, one of Jayson L. Riley’s clients, Cincinnati Delsol, her yacht, and millions in stolen investment funds simply vanish. Suddenly, Jayson—the sole heir to the Riley dynasty—finds himself at the top of a short list of suspects in her disappear


Jayson overcomes all obstacles to free himself from a life of privileged existence and suspicion of murder/investment fraud. He locates Cincinnati's yacht and the missing investment funds and sets out to establish a non-profit disaster relieve agency. He reunites with his love interest.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Characters

Main Character

Name: Jayson L. Riley

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Decisive, Educated, Empathetic, Lone Wolf, Skillful, Confident, Leader, Visionary, Adventurous

Character 1

Name: Danny Leighton (a.k.a. Daniel)

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Educated, Greedy, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Villainous, Aggressive

Character 2

Name: Lucy Hartman

Age: 36

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Engaging, Outspoken, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Badass, Beautiful, Confident

Character 3

Name: Sergeant Eric Stanford

Age: 58

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Desperate, Narcissistic, Secretive, Clumsy, Complex

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