Helmut Wolf: The Good Engineer

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Jenean McBrearty

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When Europe's famous buildings are being destroyed by terrorism, the grown-up "Miracle Baby" fulfills his destiny by joining the newest incarnation of the German army and rises to ultimate power. He might have married his sweetheart, but Dictator Stephan Stahl has other ideas for his protege.'



Short Summary

In 2012, Marta and Gunter Wolf are killed when the Brandenburg Gate explodes. But, after days of searching, Baby Helmut is saved on Easter Morning by Emile Eisenberg. In 2035, the bombing of the Eifle Tower begins Helmut's role as draconian rescuer in chief.

Helmut assassinates Stahl, his wife, and daughter to whom Helmut is married; arranges for his true love and son to take her place, and reigns supreme over a peaceful Europe still arguing with Pope Edward.


Berlin, Yosemite National Park, the Vatican,

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Helmut Wolf

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Badass,Heroic,Leader,Unapologetic,Patriotic,Power Hungry,Blunt

Additional Character Details

Name: Emile Eisenberg

Age: 48

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Power Hungry,Patriotic,Aggressive,Confident,Decisive,Secretive,Manipulative,Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Madeline Churchil

Age: 23

Gender: Female

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Heroic,Honorable,Unapologetic,Romantic,Outspoken,Blunt

Additional Character Details

Name: Stephan Stahl

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Confident,Decisive,Greedy,Leader,Manipulative,Secretive,Blunt,Power Hungry,Villainous,Narcisstic

Development Pitch

Mini-series ( a la Man in the High Castle) of apocalyptic dimension, a high concept philosophic questions: at what point does the religious exhortation to non-violence become a prescription for suicide? What price are we willing to pay for peace? If people avoid tough decisions, someone will eventually decide for them --- if it's Helmut, those decisions will be excruciating. Yet, even governments let him wrestle with morality while they enjoy peace. Helmut's journey to absolute power is a twisted one, involving his love for an English girl, and the political machinations of the man who rescued him. Helmut is the ultimate charismatic heart throb for young girls peddled by a regime who uses him, never realizing he is a person who will grow up one day and there will be a reckoning.

About The Author

Jenean McBrearty is a graduate of San Diego State University, who taught Political Science and Sociology. Her fiction, poetry, and photographs have been published in over two-hundred-fifty print and on-line journals. Her how-to book, Writing Beyond the Self; How to Write Creative Non-fiction that Gets Published was published by Vine Leaves Press in 2018. She won the Eastern Kentucky English Department Award for Graduate Creative Non-fiction in 2011, and a Silver Pen Award in 2015 for her noir short story: Red’s Not Your Color.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific


Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-published Other Worlds

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available