The Brady Program

John McCann 948916224059



John McCann

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“The Brady Program” A small university is sponsoring a training conference on improving the curriculum of nursing schools. During the concluding plenary session, a homeless man enters the auditorium and walks unnoticed down a side isle towards the stage. Suddenly, he stops, opens his trench coat and brings out a semiautomatic rifle. He points it at the women on the stage and tries to fire. The weapon initially jams, but then a few rounds go off. The man looks bewildered and, perhaps frightened by the screams he’d created, drops the rifle and runs back to the door he’d entered. As he nears the entrance, a security guard appears and shoots the homeless man, who dies instantly. The security guard calms the conference attendees down and then calls 911. A short time later, police and emergency vehicles arrive and rope off the crime scene. The security guard, considered a hero by those who witnessed the horror and the TV media, is interviewed by the police, who take his identification information and released him, pending a follow-up interview. Then the body of nursing student is found. The woman appeared to have died earlier and had been strangled. The police now have two separate murders. When the police try re-interview the security guard the following day, they find he has quit his job and appears to have vanished. Despite their best efforts, the police have no firm leads on either murder. Upset by this, two men, brothers of the murdered woman, resolve to find out who killed their sisters on their own. The separate investigations take the reader to a delightful set of characters at a mental hospital, cops both dirty and clean, gun lobbyists and other murders, with bits of romance, too. The Brady Program completes the author’s trilogy of crime novels set in Philadelphia. “The Brady Program”


Suspense / Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Detective, Political,,Crime,Detective,Suspense/Thriller,Mystery,Political

Short Summary

During a education seminar for nursing schools teachers, a homeless man enters an auditorium and points a semiautomatic rifle at the stage intending to shoot the seminar presenters. The gun fires one shot and then jams. The confused shooter is shot and killed by a temp security guard.


Primarily in Philadelphia, pA

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Happy Ending,,Twist,Other

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: John O' Neill

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Gracious, Sophisticated, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Engaging, Selfless, Sexy, Heroic, Perseverance, Faithful, Honorable, Leader, Modest, Complex, Decisive, Educated, Empathetic, Funny, Patriotic, Charming, Clumsy

Additional Character Details

Name: Peck and Lutz

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Clumsy, Empathetic, Faithful, Leader, Patriotic, Skillful, Aggressive, Decisive, Funny, Masculine, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code,Funny,Engaging,Skillful,Honorable,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Sister Jean Crane, a nun

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Educated, Gracious, Modest, Perseverance, Beautiful, Complex, Engaging, Leader, Outspoken, Selfless, Underdog, Religious, Strong Moral Code, Blunt, Faithful, Honorable,Underdog,Modest,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Religious,Blunt,Selfless,Outspoken,Faithful,Skillful,Funny,Gracious,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: General Winifred Scott (mental patient)

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Crazy, Engaging, Strong Moral Code, Blunt, Outspoken, Patriotic, Perseverance, Charming, Funny, Gracious, Insecure, Masculine, Romantic, Empathetic, Confident, Decisive, Faithful, Leader, Selfless, Complex

About The Author

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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