Dark Seed

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Lawrence Verigin

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A disillusioned journalist and the grieving daughter of a murdered scientist risk their lives to uncover a deadly plot by an agrochemical company and pharmaceutical conglomerate. The owner of the companies will do anything to make sure the truth of the plan does not get out.


Suspense / Thriller,,Action,Suspense/Thriller,Mystery

Short Summary

Nick Barnes, a dissilusioned journalist, is asked by Dr. Carl Elles, a leading genetically engineered food scientist, to help write his memior. Before he can even get started, Nick finds Dr. Elles dead in his office.

Nick and Dr. Elles daughter, Morgan, are saved from the agrochemical companies security force, at a bible camp in Maui, by an ally they never knew existed, yet has been following their movements and helping all along.


Seattle, Vancouver, Christina Lake BC, Maui

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,,Quest,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Nick Barnes

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Skillful, Complex, Decisive, Educated, Leader, Outspoken, Perseverance, Sarcastic, Clumsy, Engaging, Insecure, Faithful, Gracious, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Charming, Confident, Honorable, Modest, Empathetic, Funny, Heroic,Modest,Charming,Clumsy,Complex,Empathetic,Engaging,Funny,Sarcastic,Honorable,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Gracious,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Morgan Elles

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Perseverance, Skillful, Beautiful, Complex, Confident, Funny, Heroic, Charming, Decisive, Romantic, Sophisticated, Strong Moral Code, Educated, Sarcastic, Sexy, Empathetic, Engaging, Honorable,Adventurous,Aspiring,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Sexy,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Skillful,Gracious,Visionary,Seductive,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Dr. Hendrick Schmidt

Age: 63

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Leader, Masculine, Sophisticated, Blunt, Educated, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Aggressive, Perseverance, Decisive, Greedy, Outspoken, Power-hungry, Visionary, Villainous, Confident,Masculine,Villainous,Aggressive,Narcisstic,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Blunt,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Skillful,Visionary,Greedy,Secretive,Educated,Sophisticated,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Sue Clark

Age: 29

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Beautiful, Confident, Funny, Outspoken, Blunt, Complex, Educated, Empathetic, Flexible, Sarcastic, Skillful, Aggressive, Engaging,Adventurous,Badass,Complex,Sexy,Confident,Decisive,Blunt,Empathetic,Engaging,Outspoken,Skillful,Faithful,Funny,Visionary,Gracious,Heroic,Educated,Romantic,Strong Moral Code

Development Pitch

About The Author

Lawrence Verigin is the author of the multiple award winning Dark Seed trilogy - DARK SEED, SEED of CONTROL and BEYOND CONTROL. Lawrence's goal is to entertain readers while delving into socially relevant subjects that need more attention brought to them. In his spare time Lawrence enjoys cooking good food, rich red wine, travel, running, reading and numerous rounds of golf. Lawrence and his wife, Diana, live in beautiful North Vancouver, Canada.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Promontory Press

Year Published: 2013

Hard Copy Available




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