The Bunker

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Greg McManus

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Follow FBI agents Jaines and Gassert, as they investigate a crime which is far more complex that it seems. Jim and his high school crush Lynn get pulled into a web of lies, suspense, and crime, as they try to navigate the sudden whirlwind that changes their lives.



Short Summary

Jim wakes up in a bunker with a naked girl, Lynn, who was thought killed 5 years earlier.

The boss is caught by an intern who was shot while talking on her cell phone. The main suspect is calling to warn her and at the end makes up with the family.


Seattle, New Orleans, St. Paul, Portland

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Other

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Jesse Jaines

Age: mid 30's

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Flexible,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Skillful,Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Lynn Montgomery

Age: 29

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Charming,Sexy,Engaging,Empathetic,Faithful,Gracious,Flexible,Educated,Honorable,Naive,Selfless,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Paul Gassert

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous,Decisive,Empathetic,Faithful,Flexible,Gracious,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Masculine,Modest,Patriotic,Selfless,Skillful,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Johnny Kinley

Age: 34

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Criminal,Decisive,Flexible,Greedy,Insecure,Masculine,Villainous,Narcisstic,Power Hungry,Lone Wolf

Development Pitch

Agents Jaines and Gassert have been following a case for a number of years and finally get a break they need. They travel to different parts of the country to speak with victims who report being taken to be in an apartment with a naked girl who helps them get off drugs. Meanwhile, Jim is taken to the bunker and finds Lynn who people think died 5 years ealier. The FBI traces everything to Seattle where the kidnapping took place. They keep following the trail of leads that ends up in The Bunker. It is a quick moving psychological tale with lots of twists that will keep the audience guessing and glued to the screen. The characters are likable and down-to-earth, but intelligent and very believable. The book has been called a real page turner and engaging.

About The Author

Greg McManus was born and raised in the Seattle area, attended Community college where he earned his Associate Degree in Data Processing. Over the years he worked as a computer programmer and has travelled around the country with his job. He has lived and worked in New Orleans, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, St. Paul, Columbus, and Watford City, ND. He has always loved books and reading. He has been a Youth Baseball umpire for 30 years. He met his wife, Angelina, in 1999 and they were married in 2000. They have 3 children, Andrew, Bryanna, and Ariel.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon KDP

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available