"The Brady Program"

John McCann pard1.mccann@gmail.com 948916224059

SUSPENSE / THRILLER COMEDY CRIME DETECTIVE POLITICAL

Contemporary

John McCann

Logline

“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”

Genre

Suspense / Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Detective, Political

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Primarily in Philadelphia, pA

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

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.

Ending Description

The members of gun and ammo association are themselves killed by an actual mental patient; an international assassin is tracked down by the bother of a woman he killed for the fun of it; and two romantic relationships are cemented.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Happy Ending

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

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

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

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

Logline

“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”

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.


The members of gun and ammo association are themselves killed by an actual mental patient; an international assassin is tracked down by the bother of a woman he killed for the fun of it; and two romantic relationships are cemented.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

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

Character 1

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

Character 2

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

Character 3

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

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