The Coal'd War

James Alan Thompson jamesalanthompson@outlook.com 1323660083259

DRAMA ROMANCE ACTION ADVENTURE POLITICAL SUSPENSE / THRILLER

1980s & '90s

James Alan Thompson

Logline

Logline The story is set in 1984 against the background of the “Cold War” between Russia and the nations of Western Europe and America at a time when the Russians are attempting to use the Coal Miners of Great Britain to destabilize the British Government and facilitate a communist takeover. A chance encounter puts a Russian interpreter in a compromising situation and his only chance of survival is to escape to England where he believes he will be welcomed.

Genre

Drama, Romance, Action, Adventure, Political, Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 55+

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

England, Moscow, Minsk, Poland

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2009

Starting Description

In 1983 Gennardy Mardosov is an interpreter for a delegation of Polish Miners paying a reciprocal visit to a group of coal miner’s union officials in North East England. Having renewed his friendship with his host, Anthony Hartill, Gennardy realises that the quality of life and the personal freedoms

Ending Description

Secret service agents from the USSR and the UK close in on the escapees after their arrival in the UK culminating in a life and death struggle to recover the escapees and the information they have about the attempt by the USSR and Coal mining Union bosses to change threaten the Western Alliance.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Plot - Premise

Rebellion Against 'The One'

Main Character Details

Name: Gennardy Mardosov

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Charming, Desperate, Engaging, Aggressive, Aspiring, Confident, Educated, Insecure, Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Li Sarich

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Desperate, Educated, Engaging, Gracious, Skillful, Aspiring, Beautiful, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Tony Hartill

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Honorable, Masculine, Modest, Patriotic, Selfless, Skillful, Gracious, Heroic, Visionary, Leader, Aspiring, Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: Yuri Plakinov

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Aggressive, Badass, Criminal, Educated, Greedy, Power-hungry, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Leader, Manipulative, Narcissistic

Logline

Logline The story is set in 1984 against the background of the “Cold War” between Russia and the nations of Western Europe and America at a time when the Russians are attempting to use the Coal Miners of Great Britain to destabilize the British Government and facilitate a communist takeover. A chance encounter puts a Russian interpreter in a compromising situation and his only chance of survival is to escape to England where he believes he will be welcomed.

Short Summary

In 1983 Gennardy Mardosov is an interpreter for a delegation of Polish Miners paying a reciprocal visit to a group of coal miner’s union officials in North East England. Having renewed his friendship with his host, Anthony Hartill, Gennardy realises that the quality of life and the personal freedoms


Secret service agents from the USSR and the UK close in on the escapees after their arrival in the UK culminating in a life and death struggle to recover the escapees and the information they have about the attempt by the USSR and Coal mining Union bosses to change threaten the Western Alliance.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Rebellion Against 'The One'

Characters

Main Character

Name: Gennardy Mardosov

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Charming, Desperate, Engaging, Aggressive, Aspiring, Confident, Educated, Insecure, Adventurous

Character 1

Name: Li Sarich

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Desperate, Educated, Engaging, Gracious, Skillful, Aspiring, Beautiful, Charming

Character 2

Name: Tony Hartill

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Honorable, Masculine, Modest, Patriotic, Selfless, Skillful, Gracious, Heroic, Visionary, Leader, Aspiring, Faithful

Character 3

Name: Yuri Plakinov

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Aggressive, Badass, Criminal, Educated, Greedy, Power-hungry, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Leader, Manipulative, Narcissistic

Supplemental Materials

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