The (New) American Way

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Mark R. Adams

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Adam Marsh writes a book about a fictitious military takeover of the United States government. When his book becomes a reality, he finds himself at the forefront of the coup. The results of his actions are controversial, to say the least.


Action,Drama,Political,Historical Fiction

Short Summary

Adam Marsh is at a book signing and is approached by an FBI agent who wants to take him to a meeting with some people sympathetic to his views on government. Little does he know, it is the military wanting to do exactly as his book describes. They offer him the job of Commander In Chief .

Adam Marsh gives the government back to the people to hold elections. They are warned to do a better job and told "Don't make me come back !" He returns home, but wonders if the people elected to run the new government will really do any better this time.


Washington DC

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions,Meaningful Message,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Adam Marsh

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Badass,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Heartthrob,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Masculine,Sexy,Patriotic,Religious,Blunt,Selfless,Outspoken,Skillful,Funny,Visionary,Romantic,Sarcastic,Secretive,Seductive,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: General Scot St. Claire

Age: 68

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Confident,Decisive,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Masculine,Obedient,Patriotic,Blunt,Outspoken,Skillful,Funny,Visionary,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Cindy Marsh

Age: 41

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Charming,Empathetic,Faithful,Gracious,Heartthrob,Educated,Honorable,Modest,Obedient,Sexy,Selfless,Funny,Romantic,Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Jerry Mathis

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Charming,Faithful,Gracious,Honorable,Insecure,Modest,Obedient,Patriotic,Selfless,Funny

Development Pitch

This is a story never told this way. The protagonist, Adam Marsh, is a lovable character, but his actions are extremely controversial. An audience would show such angst as the story unfolds. They would love what he does one minute and cringe the next. With such a polarized, engaged electorate that we have today, this movie or TV series would challenge people to think about what needs to be done to save our country from itself. The book answers so many of the hard questions facing our country today. It contains action, moral questions, common sense answers, family loyalty, and a little laughter. It is very present day ! This would be the most talked about movie or TV series at every water cooler in America. It would be that controversial ! As you read the book, you will have to keep telling yourself"It's just fiction." After you read it, you will realize that the entire premise of the story is not outside the realm of possibilities. Everyone who has read this book absolutely loves it or dismisses it as something that could never happen ! But in each case , the book initiates a passionate response. It's that kind of emotion movie goers want to experience. This story creates it !

About The Author

Mark Adams is a former teacher and coach, now running his own company. Writing a book at age 64 is a new experience and totally unexpected. He wanted to warn the electorate of the dangers of government gridlock. This fictitious story of a military takeover of the US government was his way of making his voice heard. This is a story never told in this fashion, by a man with a ton of common sense. He wrote this story to make you think. He was successful !

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+,13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Gatekeeper Press

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available