The Long Game

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Nicholas Taylor

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Russian Intelligence Officers run a training game and plan to fleece a wealthy american businessman visiting their country. Their plan becomes deadly and results in a shift of world power that they never dreamed possible.



Short Summary

Russian Intelligence Officers take advantage of a wealthy american businessman for monetary gain. They bait him with a beautiful woman who becomes his wife. Little did they know the American had political aspirations and they find they now have a spy deep in the middle of American politics.

Turmoil ensues when a terrorist attack occurs while the American President visits Russia. This sends shock-waves through both the Russian and USA governments and they struggle to survive.


Europe & the United States

Based on a True Story


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Plot - Other Elements

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Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Boris Romanoff aka Chalet Man

Age: late 40's

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Greedy,Secretive,Clumsy,Funny,Unapologetic,Decisive

Additional Character Details

Name: Tamir Sapir aka Blue Suit Man

Age: 50's

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Obedient,Greedy

Additional Character Details

Name: Melanie Kuznetsov

Age: late 30's

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Seductive,Sophisticated,Engaging,Sexy,Obedient,Aspiring,Naive,Desperate

Additional Character Details

Name: Semion Mogilevich aka Tux Man

Age: late 40's

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Confident,Criminal,Unapologetic,Power Hungry,Villainous

Development Pitch

This story is about how some Russian government employees employ their trade-craft for self-aggrandizement. Unwittingly, they change the course of political history. The characters are a mix of smart and funny, experienced and naive, patriotic and self-absorbed.The story has many twists and turns that are guided by a protagonist who is likable without pathos. Tension builds at an ever increasing pace in this espionage thriller. It is a cat and mouse game being played out on the world stage. It is as subtle as the First Lady being a secret agent. Pillow talk anyone?

About The Author

Nicholas Taylor is a graduate of the University of Missouri and The George Washington University. He has worked in Aerospace, Military Contracting, and Academia. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East for work and pleasure. He is currently retired and lives with his wife beachside in Florida.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: self-published

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available