EL CAJON

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DETECTIVE MYSTERY ROMANCE SUSPENSE / THRILLER ACTION CRIME

Contemporary

JOEL SHAPIRO

Logline

Drug addicted and suicidal, Private Detective Haim Baker finds himself suffering the sweltering heat of East County, pushed into taking a case that will drag him into the dark underbelly of the city where he must square off with the most powerful, dangerous psychopath in El Cajon.

Genre

Detective, Mystery, Romance, Suspense / Thriller, Action, Crime

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Male leaning

Setting

East County, San Diego, CA

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Coming off a suicide attempt and addicted to Vicodin, Haim Baker is trying to rebuild his life in a hamlet of San Diego County called El Cajon. When he's suddenly attacked and his case files stolen, he soon gets a call from a beautiful, rich, mysterious woman who sets him a dangerous course.

Ending Description

Vowing revenge for the brutal murder of his best friend, Baker attempts vengeance upon Mr. Nobel, only to become outsmarted by the killer. But thanks to his moxie and opiate resistance, he escapes his bonds and turns the tables - but when he has Nobel in his sights - he can't pull the trigger.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity, Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: HAIM BAKER

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Lone Wolf, Perseverance, Charming, Desperate, Masculine, Sarcastic, Blunt, Clumsy, Complex, Badass, Funny, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: MRS. NOBEL

Age: 29

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Skillful, Decisive, Sexy, Insecure, Seductive, Sophisticated, Beautiful, Educated, Confident, Engaging, Gracious, Secretive, Charming, Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: PATTERSON NOBEL

Age: 65

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Criminal, Educated, Leader, Manipulative, Blunt, Complex, Crazy, Villainous, Badass, Masculine, Power-hungry, Skillful, Sophisticated, Narcissistic, Aggressive, Confident, Decisive

Additional Character Details

Name: JENNY

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Naive, Sarcastic, Selfless, Engaging, Faithful, Religious, Sexy, Adventurous, Confident, Honorable, Modest, Heroic, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Blunt

Logline

Drug addicted and suicidal, Private Detective Haim Baker finds himself suffering the sweltering heat of East County, pushed into taking a case that will drag him into the dark underbelly of the city where he must square off with the most powerful, dangerous psychopath in El Cajon.

Short Summary

Coming off a suicide attempt and addicted to Vicodin, Haim Baker is trying to rebuild his life in a hamlet of San Diego County called El Cajon. When he's suddenly attacked and his case files stolen, he soon gets a call from a beautiful, rich, mysterious woman who sets him a dangerous course.


Vowing revenge for the brutal murder of his best friend, Baker attempts vengeance upon Mr. Nobel, only to become outsmarted by the killer. But thanks to his moxie and opiate resistance, he escapes his bonds and turns the tables - but when he has Nobel in his sights - he can't pull the trigger.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: HAIM BAKER

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Lone Wolf, Perseverance, Charming, Desperate, Masculine, Sarcastic, Blunt, Clumsy, Complex, Badass, Funny, Unapologetic

Character 1

Name: MRS. NOBEL

Age: 29

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Skillful, Decisive, Sexy, Insecure, Seductive, Sophisticated, Beautiful, Educated, Confident, Engaging, Gracious, Secretive, Charming, Complex

Character 2

Name: PATTERSON NOBEL

Age: 65

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Criminal, Educated, Leader, Manipulative, Blunt, Complex, Crazy, Villainous, Badass, Masculine, Power-hungry, Skillful, Sophisticated, Narcissistic, Aggressive, Confident, Decisive

Character 3

Name: JENNY

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Naive, Sarcastic, Selfless, Engaging, Faithful, Religious, Sexy, Adventurous, Confident, Honorable, Modest, Heroic, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Blunt

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