The Fourth Lion

Jeff Ayers jeff.ayers@pacifier.com 732728459323

DETECTIVE SUSPENSE / THRILLER YOUNG ADULT

2000s

Jeff Ayers

Logline

Jake Strand and his sister Kayla are high school students at an elite school near Washington, DC. When Jake’s best friend, Amar, the son of the Indian ambassador, disappears, they take it upon themselves to try to find him. The ambassador isn’t concerned; he’s more interested in a cutting-edge laptop that Amar loaned Jake—a laptop that’s soon stolen from Jake at gunpoint. Assisted by Kayla’s best friend Hannah, the three use a combination of old-fashioned detective work as well as computers and social media to follow Amar’s trail. From seedy hotels to the Indian Embassy to the Lincoln Memorial, their quest will take them all over the nation’s capital.

Genre

Detective, Suspense / Thriller, Young Adult

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Washington, D.C.

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Suspense Publishing

Year Published: 2014

Starting Description

CSI meets The Hardy Boys in the story of fraternal twins Jake and Kayla Strand who attend a private high school in Washington, D.C. When their best friend disappears, they feel compelled to solve the mystery.

Ending Description

Their best friend's father, the ambassador to India, has a bold plan to initiate an attack on Pakistan. Jake and Kayla thwart and expose him before chaos ensues.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Jake Strand

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Romantic, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Gracious, Honorable, Faithful, Heroic, Modest, Clumsy, Educated, Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Kayla Strand

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Decisive, Adventurous, Engaging, Modest, Blunt, Honorable, Perseverance, Selfless, Visionary, Confident, Educated, Faithful, Heroic, Sophisticated, Strong Moral Code, Badass

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Logline

Jake Strand and his sister Kayla are high school students at an elite school near Washington, DC. When Jake’s best friend, Amar, the son of the Indian ambassador, disappears, they take it upon themselves to try to find him. The ambassador isn’t concerned; he’s more interested in a cutting-edge laptop that Amar loaned Jake—a laptop that’s soon stolen from Jake at gunpoint. Assisted by Kayla’s best friend Hannah, the three use a combination of old-fashioned detective work as well as computers and social media to follow Amar’s trail. From seedy hotels to the Indian Embassy to the Lincoln Memorial, their quest will take them all over the nation’s capital.

Short Summary

CSI meets The Hardy Boys in the story of fraternal twins Jake and Kayla Strand who attend a private high school in Washington, D.C. When their best friend disappears, they feel compelled to solve the mystery.


Their best friend's father, the ambassador to India, has a bold plan to initiate an attack on Pakistan. Jake and Kayla thwart and expose him before chaos ensues.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Characters

Main Character

Name: Jake Strand

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Romantic, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Gracious, Honorable, Faithful, Heroic, Modest, Clumsy, Educated, Engaging

Character 1

Name: Kayla Strand

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Decisive, Adventurous, Engaging, Modest, Blunt, Honorable, Perseverance, Selfless, Visionary, Confident, Educated, Faithful, Heroic, Sophisticated, Strong Moral Code, Badass

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