The Kreuzvogel Experiment

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19th Century,1920s & '30s,1940s & '50s,20th Century (multiple decades),2000s

Norman T. Bradford

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The year is 2016. Abnormally youthful-appearing seniors born in 1936 discover they were, as infants, the subjects of an experiment designed to retard the aging process. They further discover they are being stalked and murdered by operatives of, Das Neue Dritte Reich, a neo-Nazi organization.



Short Summary

Doctor Ernst Kreuzvogel, using primates, has discovered how to retard the aging process, is now ready to perform the experiment on humans but the council rejects his request. He goes to Chicago's Michael Reese Hospital to perform the experiment on the infants but is killed in the act by a janitor.

Miriam Berkowitz and Howard Brice, having renewed their teen-aged romance, overcome the evil plans of the neo-Nazis and move on with their new lives.


Heidelberg, Germany and Chicago, Illinois

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Rags to Riches

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity,Extreme Violence,Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Miriam Berkowitz-Gehman

Age: Eighty, but appears to be mid-fifties.

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Confident,Charming,Decisive,Educated,Honorable,Sexy,Blunt,Outspoken,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Howard 'Howie' Brice

Age: Eighty, but appears to be mid-fifties

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Flexible,Heroic,Modest,Selfless,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Damian Muhlbach

Age: Eighty-one, but appears to be fifty-ish.

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Villainous,Narcisstic,Power Hungry,Secretive,Seductive,Manipulative,Confident,Criminal,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Mary Hampton

Age: Fifteen (in 1936) Ninety-six (in 2016)

Gender: Female

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic,Underdog,Modest,Uneducated,Blunt,Engaging

Development Pitch

This is another story of the never-ending battle between good and evil, Jew and Gentile, black and white, benevolence and avarice; what we are witnessing today. All this seen through the lenses of Miriam, Howie and the twins Ronald and Donald as they navigate their world. Now as seniors, they are forced to fight their greatest evil imaginable in the person of Damian Muhlbach, hired assassin of Das Neue Dritte Reich (The New Thrd Reich) in their attempts to extract the blood of the survivors of the Kreuzvogel Experiment to produce a serum to lengthen their lifespans.

About The Author

I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Upon finishing High School, I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served for twenty-one years. After retiring in 1975, I earned a B.S. in Economics and Business Administration from the University of California at San Bernardino. I became interested in writing in 1985 while working as assistant to the late Evarts Ziegler, literary agent at International Creative Management in Los Angeles. I now reside with my wife Anna in Tucson, Arizona. The Kreuzvogel Experiment was self-published by the Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co. in 2014. In my opinion, this story would make a great NetFlix series.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co.

Year Published: 2014

Hard Copy Available