Christ came from Croydon

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John Redstone

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The story is set 20-30 years in the future when the gap between rich and poor has become a chasm. Multi national terrorist groups believe the time has come for World revolution. A spiritual leader tries to combat this whilst an Investment Analyst tries to make sense of it all.



Short Summary

Keith Cole (an Investment Analyst) is on a business trip in New York when the terrorist group - the Movement blow up the stock exchange building in Shanghai. This is the signal for more violence to occur.. Meanwhile, the spiritual leader Russell Morgan holds a rally for his followers in Croydon.

Cole is fired from the World Bank of China and visits contacts in London. He agrees to meet his former associate - Janet at a pub. She returns from the funeral of Russell Morgan who has been assassinated a few days earlier. What Janet finds out at the funeral is totally amazing.


Croydon, London, Toronto, New York, Shanghai, Geneva, Moscow and San Diego

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Rebellion Against 'The One',Other

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity,Extreme Violence,Sexual Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Keith Cole

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Confident,Educated,Underdog,Masculine,Modest,Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Russell Morgan

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Religious,Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: John Smith

Age: Unknown

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Decisive,Engaging,Leader,Masculine,Outspoken,Visionary,Secretive,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Stoker

Age: Unknown

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Complex,Criminal,Desperate,Educated,Leader,Masculine,Villainous,Power Hungry,Visionary

Development Pitch

The gap between rich and poor is growing and something has to give. In "Christ came from Croydon" the World erupts into full scale World revolution. As the violence intensifies the World cries out for a Saviour and he arrives - from Croydon of all places. Many believe he is the new Messiah others that he is a complete fake. Trying to make sense of this craziness is one Keith Cole, an investment analyst who must cope with terrorist threats, insects for lunch and sex with robots yet still advise on investment decisions. Like everyone else he could do with a Saviour.

About The Author

I worked in the Financial Industry for roughly 15 years as an Investment Analyst. I am a Mineral Processing Engineer by background and worked in the Mining Industry in various engineering and marketing capacities for 10 years before joining the Financial Industry. I hold an MBA, M.Eng. and BSc. I grew up in London and emigrated to Canada in 1980. Christ came from Croydon is my one and only "Literary Masterpiece".

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Create Space

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available