Truck Stop

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ACTION ADVENTURE SUSPENSE/THRILLER CRIME COMEDY

2000s,Contemporary

John L. Thompson

Logline

While searching for a cache of embezzled mob money, a diesel mechanic falls for a woman with a hidden agenda, which throws him onto a deadly path with the mob.

Genre

Action,Adventure,Suspense/Thriller,Crime,Comedy

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

New Mexico, Colorado, Mississippi, and Minnesota

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Dusty Desert Press

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Recently divorced Logan Peirce made it as far as New Mexico before his El Camino gave out. His hopes of starting a new life in the oilfields of West Texas have turned to dust. Stranded, he takes a job at a local truck stop where he and a co-worker go on a search of embezzled mob money.

Ending Description

After finding the missing cache, trouble unfolds and forces a broken and battered Logan to go on the run. Ultimately, after spending months living under different aliases he is forced to decide between the love of money or the love of a woman.

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,Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest,Internal Journey/Rebirth

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

While searching for a cache of embezzled mob money, a diesel mechanic falls for a woman with a hidden agenda, which throws him onto a deadly path with the mob.

Short Summary

Recently divorced Logan Peirce made it as far as New Mexico before his El Camino gave out. His hopes of starting a new life in the oilfields of West Texas have turned to dust. Stranded, he takes a job at a local truck stop where he and a co-worker go on a search of embezzled mob money.


After finding the missing cache, trouble unfolds and forces a broken and battered Logan to go on the run. Ultimately, after spending months living under different aliases he is forced to decide between the love of money or the love of a woman.

Development Pitch

This 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. The basic idea is that Pierce must choose between the love of money or the love of a woman.

About The Author

The author has spent the better part of thirty years working in the trucking industry as a diesel mechanic and truck driver. The author’s experience spans across many aspects of diesel repair from fleets, to the oilfields, and of course, truck stops. He is an editor for Dead Guns Press and their Hardboiled anthology series, the cover artist for the current Casca The Eternal Mercenary series by Tony Roberts, and has had numerous short stories published in print and webzines.

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest,Internal Journey/Rebirth

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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