Long Beach

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1980s & '90s

Norm Olson

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Long Beach introduces Marc Ryder, an agent of a little known government agency. His marriage is on the rocks and his wife becomes involved with drug smugglers dragging him into an international drug ring. His job takes him into the USSR, Mexico, Greece and the Caribbean. Along the way he becomes friends with a Chechen smuggler, a beautiful Afghan woman and becomes the target of a formidable assassin. After an old fashioned shootout in Mexico, Ryder returns to Long Beach only to be thrown back into the gunsights of a new unperceived foe.


Drama, Suspense / Thriller, Action, Adventure,

Short Summary

An ordinary man working for a little known Government agency becomes involved in extraordinary circumstances changing his entire life.


California; Moscow; Mexico; Ukraine; Greece; Monte Carlo; Montenegro.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Marc Ryder

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Dmitri Shepelova

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Aggressive, Badass, Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Marina Noor

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Beautiful

Additional Character Details

Name: The Bolivian

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Beautiful, Charming, Criminal, Seductive

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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