The Unforgiving Priest

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ACTION DRAMA RELIGIOUS SUSPENSE / THRILLER

Contemporary

L. J. Capobianco

Logline

Father Rago was a caring, selfless man. No one in his parish knew he had a 2nd Degree Black Belt in karate or that he was a Navy SEAL decorated for valor in Afghanistan. He tried to carry out his priestly duties obediently and with humility but while serving a parish in a high crime section of Los Angeles he became frustrated and angry over violent criminals who the law failed to punish. Because of that anger and tragic criminal losses within his own family, he felt he had to personally try to right the scales of justice. He teams up with unlikely allies such as the Mafia to carry out his righteous retribution. This is a story of one man's struggle with unpunished criminals, with the church, and with himself.

Genre

Action, Drama, Religious, Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Philadelphia, Los Angeles

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Starting Description

Few people knew that Father Rago was a Navy SEAL decorated for valor in Afghanistan. He had no patience with murderers, rapists, and child molesters - especially if they were fellow priests. So he handed out his own 'special dispensation' vowing: "If the law doesn't punish them, then I will.

Ending Description

Father Rago fights and defeats terrorists to stop their planned attack of a Los Angeles Catholic Cathedral on Christmas eve.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Sexual Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Plot - Premise

Fight For Justice

Main Character Details

Name: Father Nick Rago

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Patriotic, Religious, Aggressive, Complex, Heroic, Masculine, Aspiring, Educated, Empathetic, Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Bruno Friia

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Criminal, Leader, Secretive, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Badass, Confident, Masculine, Villainous

Additional Character Details

Name: Archbishop Xavier Llaurens

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Sophisticated, Visionary, Aspiring, Charming, Confident, Educated, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Gracious, Heroic, Leader

Additional Character Details

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Logline

Father Rago was a caring, selfless man. No one in his parish knew he had a 2nd Degree Black Belt in karate or that he was a Navy SEAL decorated for valor in Afghanistan. He tried to carry out his priestly duties obediently and with humility but while serving a parish in a high crime section of Los Angeles he became frustrated and angry over violent criminals who the law failed to punish. Because of that anger and tragic criminal losses within his own family, he felt he had to personally try to right the scales of justice. He teams up with unlikely allies such as the Mafia to carry out his righteous retribution. This is a story of one man's struggle with unpunished criminals, with the church, and with himself.

Short Summary

Few people knew that Father Rago was a Navy SEAL decorated for valor in Afghanistan. He had no patience with murderers, rapists, and child molesters - especially if they were fellow priests. So he handed out his own 'special dispensation' vowing: "If the law doesn't punish them, then I will.


Father Rago fights and defeats terrorists to stop their planned attack of a Los Angeles Catholic Cathedral on Christmas eve.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Fight For Justice

Characters

Main Character

Name: Father Nick Rago

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Patriotic, Religious, Aggressive, Complex, Heroic, Masculine, Aspiring, Educated, Empathetic, Romantic

Character 1

Name: Bruno Friia

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Criminal, Leader, Secretive, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Badass, Confident, Masculine, Villainous

Character 2

Name: Archbishop Xavier Llaurens

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Engaging, Sophisticated, Visionary, Aspiring, Charming, Confident, Educated, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Gracious, Heroic, Leader

Supplemental Materials

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