Man of the Sea

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SUSPENSE / THRILLER MYSTERY HORROR ACTION ADVENTURE CRIME

2000s

Nathan Kippley

Logline

For decades, a string of grisly, unsolved murders has devastated the Florida Keys. Sailors whisper tales of a pitiless seafarer known only as The Man of the Sea who prowls the nearby waters, carving his hostages into fishing bait before ebbing back into the shadows. Authorities have never found any trace of him, but the death toll continues to rise. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, brothers Silas and Joe head to the Keys in search of a fresh start. Despite the local legends, things seem to finally be turning around for the brothers and their new fishing business. But as the clouds start to darken over their sun-soaked paradise, they realize that their troubles are far from over. Meanwhile, newly minted millionaire Billie has just settled into a relaxing Caribbean vacation when her yacht is attacked and she becomes stranded on a remote island known as “Heaven’s Gate.” The very limits of her cunning and grit are tested as she fights to survive in this picturesque but deadly place, unarmed and alone – for now. Embark on a nonstop tropical adventure that weaves lush scenery, gripping narrative, and unforgettable characters into a story that will keep you tearing through pages toward the thrilling conclusion.

Genre

Suspense / Thriller, Mystery, Horror, Action, Adventure, Crime

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Key West, Caribbean Sea, Desserted Island

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Starting Description

For decades, a string of grisly, unsolved murders has devastated the Florida Keys. Sailors whisper tales of a pitiless seafarer known only as The Man of the Sea who prowls the nearby waters, carving his hostages into fishing bait before ebbing back into the shadows. Authorities have never found any

Ending Description

A main character and "The Man of the Sea" disappear, leaving the question; does "The Man of the Sea" exist or is it an old wives tale. I answer most questions but leave one big question in anticipation for book number two.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity, Sexual Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Billie (Silas, Joe) I have a very strong female lead character.

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Sexy, Aspiring, Badass, Confident, Heroic, Selfless, Beautiful, Desperate, Empathetic, Heartthrob, Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Silas and Joe - brothers.

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Complex, Educated, Empathetic, Decisive, Heroic, Honorable, Leader, Masculine, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Man of the Sea (Lucky)

Age: 48

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Complex, Decisive, Lone Wolf, Badass, Unapologetic, Narcissistic, Skillful, Blunt, Manipulative, Masculine, Criminal, Engaging, Aggressive, Confident, Crazy

Additional Character Details

Name: Carlos

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role:

Key Traits: Desperate, Insecure, Naive, Power-hungry, Blunt, Complex, Masculine, Badass, Manipulative, Greedy, Aggressive, Engaging, Villainous, Crazy, Obedient

Logline

For decades, a string of grisly, unsolved murders has devastated the Florida Keys. Sailors whisper tales of a pitiless seafarer known only as The Man of the Sea who prowls the nearby waters, carving his hostages into fishing bait before ebbing back into the shadows. Authorities have never found any trace of him, but the death toll continues to rise. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, brothers Silas and Joe head to the Keys in search of a fresh start. Despite the local legends, things seem to finally be turning around for the brothers and their new fishing business. But as the clouds start to darken over their sun-soaked paradise, they realize that their troubles are far from over. Meanwhile, newly minted millionaire Billie has just settled into a relaxing Caribbean vacation when her yacht is attacked and she becomes stranded on a remote island known as “Heaven’s Gate.” The very limits of her cunning and grit are tested as she fights to survive in this picturesque but deadly place, unarmed and alone – for now. Embark on a nonstop tropical adventure that weaves lush scenery, gripping narrative, and unforgettable characters into a story that will keep you tearing through pages toward the thrilling conclusion.

Short Summary

For decades, a string of grisly, unsolved murders has devastated the Florida Keys. Sailors whisper tales of a pitiless seafarer known only as The Man of the Sea who prowls the nearby waters, carving his hostages into fishing bait before ebbing back into the shadows. Authorities have never found any


A main character and "The Man of the Sea" disappear, leaving the question; does "The Man of the Sea" exist or is it an old wives tale. I answer most questions but leave one big question in anticipation for book number two.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Billie (Silas, Joe) I have a very strong female lead character.

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Sexy, Aspiring, Badass, Confident, Heroic, Selfless, Beautiful, Desperate, Empathetic, Heartthrob, Underdog

Character 1

Name: Silas and Joe - brothers.

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Complex, Educated, Empathetic, Decisive, Heroic, Honorable, Leader, Masculine, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Underdog

Character 2

Name: Man of the Sea (Lucky)

Age: 48

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Complex, Decisive, Lone Wolf, Badass, Unapologetic, Narcissistic, Skillful, Blunt, Manipulative, Masculine, Criminal, Engaging, Aggressive, Confident, Crazy

Character 3

Name: Carlos

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role:

Key Traits: Desperate, Insecure, Naive, Power-hungry, Blunt, Complex, Masculine, Badass, Manipulative, Greedy, Aggressive, Engaging, Villainous, Crazy, Obedient

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