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Jeff Carlson

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Set in present-day Raleigh, North Carolina, Shrike is the story of one young woman's overcoming tremendous physical, emotional and logistical adversity to defeat evil incarnate. When Taryn Spire and her best friend learn that some banking executives plan a cybercrime to embezzle funds from the North Carolina State Fair, the adventure begins. A botched attempt by the perpetrators to silence them permanently leads to a dramatic transformation for Taryn - watching a television program featuring a video clip of a shrike with its prey destines her to become a crime fighter. With the help and the love of an unlikely ally (a motorcycle salesman), Taryn, as her alter ego, dispenses a unique type of justice.



Short Summary

Two friends. Three conspirators. One night. Vengeance has wings.


Raleigh, NC

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Taryn Spire

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Badass, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heroic, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Miranda Oliviera

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Sexy, Adventurous, Beautiful, Charming, Empathetic, Faithful, Heartthrob, Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Bill Tatum

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Crazy, Criminal, Greedy, Narcissistic, Unapologetic, Clumsy

Additional Character Details

Name: Nancy Mounce

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Power-hungry, Aggressive, Confident, Criminal, Educated, Greedy, Aspiring, Leader, Outspoken

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: LGBT leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2011

Hard Copy Available



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