Truck Stop

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ACTION ADVENTURE SUSPENSE/THRILLER CRIME

2000s

John L. Thompson

Logline

A diesel mechanic goes on a search for embezzled mob money only to discover that the mob and a group of Cartel-backed cops are looking for it also.

Genre

Action,Adventure,Suspense/Thriller,Crime

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Complex, Faithful, Masculine, Sophisticated, Adventurous, Flexible, Obedient, Selfless, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Outspoken, Romantic, Lone Wolf, Naive, Visionary,Adventurous,Charming,Masculine,Modest,Obedient,Blunt,Decisive,Confident,Heroic,Romantic,Strong Moral Code,Underdog,Naive,Honorable,Universal,Male Leaning

Setting

New Mexico, Colorado, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Montana

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Dusty Desert Press

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Logan Pierce takes a job at a local truck stop in New Mexico when his 1969 El Camino breaks down. The truck stop is rumored to be a money laundering operation for a mob group called the Dixie Mafia and a substantial amount of money has gone missing. He falls for Amy Hauser who has a hidden agenda.

Ending Description

A broken and battered Logan Pierce goes on the run from the mob, crooked cops, and possibly the Mexican Cartel. After spending months under different aliases, he is tracked down by the U.S. Marshal Services. He is offered protection within the WITSEC program and a chance to reunite with Amy Hauser.

Group Specific

Trucking Industry

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

978-1732428102

Mature Audience Themes

Twist, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Extreme Violence,Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest

Main Character Details

Name: Logan Pierce

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Charming,Obedient,Complex,Confident,Desperate,Selfless,Blunt,Faithful,Skillful,Funny,Romantic,Secretive,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Amy Hauser

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Confident, Educated, Faithful, Seductive, Aggressive, Skillful, Complex, Outspoken, Romantic, Secretive, Perseverance, Sexy, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Beautiful, Blunt, Criminal, Manipulative,Adventurous,Underdog,Modest,Obedient,Blunt,Outspoken,Skillful,Romantic,Secretive,Seductive,Sophisticated,Unapologetic,Faithful,Gracious,Complex,Strong Moral Code,Manipulative,Sexy,Charming,Criminal,Decisive,Desperate,Selfless,Honorable,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: James Hendricks

Age: 37

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Confident, Educated, Visionary, Engaging, Manipulative, Masculine, Selfless, Skillful, Adventurous, Complex, Decisive, Faithful, Lone Wolf, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Blunt, Perseverance,Adventurous,Charming,Aggressive,Badass,Crazy,Criminal,Decisive,Engaging,Faithful,Blunt,Power Hungry,Selfless,Outspoken,Skillful,Funny,Visionary,Romantic,Sarcastic,Secretive,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Lone Wolf,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code,Manipulative,Masculine,Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Thomas Hauser

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Decisive, Greedy, Leader, Sarcastic, Skillful, Aggressive, Confident, Outspoken, Power-hungry, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Educated, Narcissistic, Perseverance, Complex, Criminal, Manipulative, Villainous, Badass,Masculine,Villainous,Narcisstic,Aggressive,Badass,Adventurous,Criminal,Decisive,Desperate,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Skillful,Sarcastic,Secretive,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Educated,Greedy,Crazy,Confident

Logline

A diesel mechanic goes on a search for embezzled mob money only to discover that the mob and a group of Cartel-backed cops are looking for it also.

Short Summary

Logan Pierce takes a job at a local truck stop in New Mexico when his 1969 El Camino breaks down. The truck stop is rumored to be a money laundering operation for a mob group called the Dixie Mafia and a substantial amount of money has gone missing. He falls for Amy Hauser who has a hidden agenda.


A broken and battered Logan Pierce goes on the run from the mob, crooked cops, and possibly the Mexican Cartel. After spending months under different aliases, he is tracked down by the U.S. Marshal Services. He is offered protection within the WITSEC program and a chance to reunite with Amy Hauser.

Development Pitch

Here's why I believe that my novel would make a decent film. For starters, it is a film that revolves around the unknown world of diesel mechanics. It is said that without truck drivers the industry would stop but without diesel mechanics, the truck driver wouldn't be able to complete his job if he broke down. My story is crime fiction set within the world of diesel mechanics working at a truck stop. This truck stop is owned by a mob group known as the Dixie Mafia and use the chain of truck stops scattered across the south west to launder dirty money. It is rumored that a deceased mob member was embezzling money from the truck stop and buried this money somewhere around his sprawling ranch. The gears start turning in the minds of two mechanics who go on a search for this missing money. In the midst of this search, the main character, Logan Pierce rediscovers a chance at love with Amy Hauser who has a hidden, dark agenda and also it is discovered that she is married to a mob enforcer. The basic idea is that Pierce must choose between the love of money or the love of a woman.

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest

Characters

Main Character

Name: Logan Pierce

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Charming,Obedient,Complex,Confident,Desperate,Selfless,Blunt,Faithful,Skillful,Funny,Romantic,Secretive,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Underdog

Character 1

Name: Amy Hauser

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Confident, Educated, Faithful, Seductive, Aggressive, Skillful, Complex, Outspoken, Romantic, Secretive, Perseverance, Sexy, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Beautiful, Blunt, Criminal, Manipulative,Adventurous,Underdog,Modest,Obedient,Blunt,Outspoken,Skillful,Romantic,Secretive,Seductive,Sophisticated,Unapologetic,Faithful,Gracious,Complex,Strong Moral Code,Manipulative,Sexy,Charming,Criminal,Decisive,Desperate,Selfless,Honorable,Educated

Character 2

Name: James Hendricks

Age: 37

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Confident, Educated, Visionary, Engaging, Manipulative, Masculine, Selfless, Skillful, Adventurous, Complex, Decisive, Faithful, Lone Wolf, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Blunt, Perseverance,Adventurous,Charming,Aggressive,Badass,Crazy,Criminal,Decisive,Engaging,Faithful,Blunt,Power Hungry,Selfless,Outspoken,Skillful,Funny,Visionary,Romantic,Sarcastic,Secretive,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Lone Wolf,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code,Manipulative,Masculine,Complex

Character 3

Name: Thomas Hauser

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Decisive, Greedy, Leader, Sarcastic, Skillful, Aggressive, Confident, Outspoken, Power-hungry, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Educated, Narcissistic, Perseverance, Complex, Criminal, Manipulative, Villainous, Badass,Masculine,Villainous,Narcisstic,Aggressive,Badass,Adventurous,Criminal,Decisive,Desperate,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Skillful,Sarcastic,Secretive,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Educated,Greedy,Crazy,Confident

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