Andrews Last Raider

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1920s & '30s,19th Century

Jan W Brown

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During the Civil War, The Great Locomotive Chase. A secret cache of gold the Confederates shipped on the train. A young stowaway, now an amnesic elderly man in 1928. When his memories return, he struggles to find the gold with the aid of a one time mobster.


Action,Crime,Drama,Historical Fiction

Short Summary

In a desperate gamble by the Confederacy, a plan is hatched to win the Civil War in its opening months. The mission fails during what is now known as the greatest locomotive chase in history. All the raiders are captured or accounted for except one, a small boy who was a stowaway on the train.

He survives to live a long life, however due to a war injury his memories, including a fortune in gold that was concealed on the train is lost. In 1928, with the aid of a onetime mobster, they stumble through a maze of murder and greed, concluding in a bloody battle of the not so good against evil.


Ringgold Georgia

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Sexual Abuse,Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Danny Summers

Age: 75

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Heroic,Honorable,Uneducated,Selfless,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Martin Malone

Age: 28-30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Complex,Confident,Criminal,Faithful,Heroic,Honorable,Lone Wolf,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code,Secretive,Skillful,Selfless,Blunt,Patriotic,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Sammy Summers

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Romantic,Selfless,Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Billy Godard

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Modest,Badass,Crazy,Desperate,Power Hungry,Uneducated,Villainous,Narcisstic

Development Pitch

ANDREWS LAST RAIDER: It begins during the Civil War. It is recorded as the Greatest Locomotive Chase in History. Why did the Union spy Jim Andrews steal The General? Was it really to disrupt the lines of communications between Confederate forces in Atlanta Georgia and Chattanooga Tennessee? Or was there more to the story. Perhaps a secret shipment of gold, intercepted by Andrews and his raiders. The struggles of a small boy now elderly and amnesic, in regaining his memories and the events of the chase and the gold shipment. Andrews Last Raider is an adventure. A story of good over evil and redemption from the sins of our past. It is best told in a movie format. It takes a known piece of our history and gives it another explanation, something that has never been explored. Why did Andrews steal The General?

About The Author

Jan W. Brown, is a retired law enforcement officer of 32 years. At 67 he is a self-taught history buff, who enjoys writing novels based on historical events. He lives with his wife, in the foothills of North Georgia, in the small town of Chatsworth. He is also the author of The Ridge at Misty Meadow, and Miller’s Legacy.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Male Leaning,Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available