A Noble Cause

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J. Gregory Smith

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A young man’s struggle to solve his fiancée’s kidnapping and the subsequent murder of his controversial psychiatrist father leads him across the Caribbean and into the depths of his own mind.


Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller

Short Summary

Mark Noble investigates the disappearance of his fiancee and subsequent death of his parents to find a sinister connection involving his father's research into mind control.

With the help of his rich eccentric grandmother, and the crew of her luxury yacht, including a former Navy SEAL, Mark discovers his father's mind control secrets are hidden inside his own brain. He must tap that ability along with his own wits to stop a rich, powerful enemy from stealing the secret


Miami, Antigua, Haverford, Pennsylvania; Vieques, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea (aboard a Yacht)

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Extreme Violence,

Main Character Details

Name: Mark Noble

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Faithful, Charming, Perseverance, Educated, Empathetic, Heroic, Honorable, Insecure, Romantic, Selfless, Complex, Masculine, Strong Moral Code, Underdog, Clumsy

Additional Character Details

Name: Lukasz Gardocki

Age: 27

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Badass, Skillful, Aggressive, Complex, Confident, Funny, Lone Wolf, Patriotic, Crazy, Decisive, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Sophisticated, Unapologetic, Masculine, Adventurous, Blunt, Educated, Faithful, Heartthrob, Heroic, Leader, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Gran Francis Noble

Age: 79

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Empathetic, Funny, Secretive, Complex, Engaging, Unapologetic, Confident, Outspoken, Charming, Blunt, Educated, Gracious, Sophisticated, Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Reese Devlin

Age: 58

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Masculine, Villainous, Adventurous, Aggressive, Charming, Greedy, Sophisticated, Aspiring, Decisive, Leader, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Power-hungry, Secretive, Confident, Crazy, Criminal, Lone Wolf

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

Year Published: 2011

Hard Copy Available



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