FLAMINGO COAST

MARTIN JAY WEISS

Book Cover

GENRE

SUSPENSE/THRILLER ACTION CRIME

    Core Theme

    SUSPENSE

    TIME PERIOD

    Contemporary

    COMPARABLE TITLES

    CSI, JAMES BOND SERIES, OCEAN’S TWELVE

    CHARACTER LIST

    • JENNIFER MORTON: 30'S. LEAD. INTELLIGENT AND DRIVEN

    • JACK MARTIN. 30'S. FLAMINGO MANAGEMENT. GENUINE AND IDEALISTIC

    • MARSHALL SHORE 60'S. ANTAGONIST. BRILLIANT LEADER AND MANIPULATOR

    Logline

    Former IRS agent Jennifer Morton goes after a corrupt hedge fund manager and discovers the largest network of expatriate fugitives in the world. Just as she’s about to expose the entire web, she learns the the truth about her father and has to choose between two very different types of betrayals.

    Target Audiences

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

    Target Gender: Universal

    Setting

    Cayman Islands

    Based on a True Story

    Yes

    Publishing Details

    Status: Yes: with a Publisher

    Publisher: Rare Bird Books

    Year Published: 2019

    Starting Description

    After Jennifer Morton is fired from the IRS, she pursues a fat-cat financial felon that has fled to an island with no extradition laws. While off the grid and undercover, she discovers a community that shelters some of the most wanted white-collar fugitives in the world.

    Ending Description

    While undercover and using another woman's identity, Jennifer falls in love with a man who also may not be who he claims to be. She's forced to choose between running away with him, bringing down the biggest scandal she's ever encountered, or avenging her abhorrent father.

    Group Specific

    Information not completed

    Hard Copy Available

    Yes

    ISBN

    ISBN-10: 1947856588 ISBN-13: 978-1947856585

    Mature Audience Themes

    Information not completed

    Plot - Other Elements

    Twist,Happy Ending

    Plot - Premise

    Overcoming Monster/Villain,Rags to Riches,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Quest

    Main Character Details

    Name: Jennifer Mann

    Age: 33

    Gender: Female

    Role: Protagonist

    Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Sexy,Complex,Empathetic,Skillful,Lone Wolf

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Jack Martin

    Age: 35

    Gender: Male

    Role: Emotional

    Key Traits: Masculine,Charming,Confident,Engaging,Visionary

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Marshall Shore

    Age: 65

    Gender: Male

    Role: antagonist

    Key Traits: Narcisstic,Criminal,Visionary,Sophisticated,Manipulative,Leader,Greedy

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Roberta Coscarello

    Age: 60

    Gender: Female

    Role: mentor

    Key Traits: Empathetic,Selfless,Skillful,Funny,Heroic,Secretive,Unapologetic

    Development Pitch

    One bestselling author praised Flamingo Coast as the most likely film adaption since The Firm. Here's what others had to say: “A complicated tale told with deceptively simple ease. Clever in plot, exciting in execution, and tinged with mystery. What more could you want from a thriller?” –Steve Berry Loved it. FLAMINGO COAST is a clever, fast-paced thriller that features ex-IRS Special Agent Jennifer Morton as she digs into the sordid world of high dollar crimes, only to discover that her pursuit is much more personal, and dangerous, than she could ever have imagined. Highly recommended. --DP Lyle "Flamingo Coast is a bold, bracing and blisteringly original tale that bristles with energy. Martin Jay Weiss has fashioned a timely and topical tale of white-collar crime that hits dangerously close to home for disgraced IRS agent Jennifer Morton. Equal parts revenge and redemption, Flamingo Coast effortlessly blends the best of Nelson DeMille and Lisa Gardner." Jon Land “I loved FLAMINGO COAST. A fun, fast-paced ride through the dark, mysterious world of off-shore banking that will draw readers in from the very first page. --Cristina Alger, USA Today Bestselling author of “The Banker’s Wife"

    Brief

    Disgraced IRS agent Jennifer Morton goes undercover to take down a corrupt hedge fund manager who has fled from his criminal trial. Jennifer tracks him down and finds a system of expatriate fugitives hiding in plain sight. She infiltrates the organization in order to take it down, but the unveiling of her missing father complicates the situation. In the end, she takes what she can get and tries to smuggle true love out of the island's corrupt dealings.

    What We Liked

    - The use of a former IRS agent instead of cop/CIA/FBI garners a bit of interest from the reader right away. Those that enjoy opulence and bling will fit in right away with the story's fascination over the rich and powerful.;
    - The story has good interconnected storylines - her past and her motivations are documented well enough that we get a sense of her character and motivations early, and we are not surprised by her decisions but rather by the excellence with which she performs them;
    - This narrative is well-paced for the summer action slot. It has a strong female lead which will play well with the current zeitgeist in mind and there is still enough sexual tension to keep the audience pining for more;
    - As a series, the viewer could expect Jennifer to take down many of the criminal billionaires that got away in her time at the IRS. Names she knew, cases she worked on, it seems each one of them has a weak spot that Jennifer could exploit to bring them down--all the while looking to take down the whale himself, Marshall Shore, who protects them all.

    Synopsis

    Jennifer Morton is a fantastic IRS agent. She takes her own liberties and gets her job done even if it means skirting the rules. Her only mistake was getting too comfortable with the press. When she gets let go from her government job, Jennifer takes on a new identity in order to track down the white collar scum that she couldn't put away the first time.

    With the help of a small team, she jets off to the Caymans to track down a single villain, but instead runs into a whole island full of hidden-away billionaires. In order to take her target down, Jennifer must play her cards right and make a name for herself with the management of this hidden paradise: Flamingo Enterprises.

    All starts out well. Jennifer finds herself an attractive manager named Jack and gets an invitation to meet the boss, Marshall Shore. Little does she know that the owner operator of Flamingo Enterprises, Mr. Shore himself, is actually her long lost father Michael Morton. Everything comes to a head when the CIA thwart Jennifer's efforts to take down her target and her cover is blown. But it seems Jennifer is one step ahead of them all, even if she doesn't always know it.

    Jennifer confronts the boss, her father, and he explains that CIA hid him away because they needed his help shuffling money through foreign banks. She doesn't have any sympathy for him, and her love interest kills his boss, Jennifer's father, alongside his head of security. The two make their way off the island, but not before dropping off the boss' files to a trusted source that brings them back to a CNN reporter in the states.

    About The Author

    Martin Jay Weiss is an award-winning filmmaker who has written, directed and produced a vast anthology of commercials and films. His screenplay, The Alchemist Agenda, won Amazon Studios first Best Screenplay award and he has written two novels, The Second Son and Flamingo Coast. He has a BS in Journalism from the University of Illinois and an MFA in Film.