END OF TOUR

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ACTION MEMOIR CRIME DETECTIVE BIOGRAPHICAL SUSPENSE/THRILLER POLITICAL DRAMA

1980s & '90s

PETE THRON

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Logline

This true story follows a former NYC Housing cop and gives the reader a graphic look at the wicked world of narcotics operations, during his days on patrol and being an undercover in some of America's meanest streets and housing projects. In a split second he will be fighting for his life & career

Genre

Action,Memoir,Crime,Detective,Biographical,Suspense/Thriller,Political,Drama

Short Summary

It covers his early days as a uniform cop make hundreds of arrest to his undercover days doing narcotic and gun buys. being in several shooting s and showing how the police brass are corrupt then how the criminal justice system is corrupt.


Ultimately officer Pete Thron will be placed on trial for crimes he didn't commit and thrown into prison where he had to serve time with the criminal environment he once put away.

Setting

New York

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Other

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Pete Thron

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Modest,Villainous,Badass,Aggressive,Sexy,Confident,Crazy,Religious,Engaging,Faithful,Skillful,Funny,Heroic,Seductive,Secretive,Honorable,Underdog,Lone Wolf,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Pete Thron

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Underdog,Masculine,Badass,Aggressive,Confident,Crazy,Engaging,Outspoken,Skillful,Faithful,Sarcastic,Heroic,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Captain Lenard

Age: 44

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Badass,Confident,Decisive,Blunt,Leader,Lone Wolf,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Judge Allen

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Crazy,Criminal,Greedy,Educated,Power Hungry,Villainous,Sarcastic,Unapologetic

Development Pitch

I think the book End of Tour which is about Pete Thron and is based on true events, would be appealing to people. It's loaded with lots of action and controversial issues in regards to a NYC housing police officer who is self driven to become a detective. It's that obsession with taking down as many drug gangs and obtaining his gold shield that becomes his undoing. It shows the cops and criminal characters in NYC during the crack cocaine era and the war on drugs. The lesson to be learned in the book is do everything by the book and don't go rogue. The story covers police corruption and police procedure. People will be able to understand that police officers are also human and at times they make mistakes. Some mistakes can cost a life or end a career and take away an innocent mans freedom. Any viewer that loves the late 80's and mid 90's in the big apple will love this story. It's packed with drugs,guns,cops,criminals and explosive corruption within the NYC criminal justice system, starting with the police brass to District attorneys office to the judges right up to the correction facilities.

About The Author

Pete Thron was born and raised in Long Island, New York. He was a New York City Housing police officer for nearly a decade during the era of crack cocaine. During his time as a cop he encountered some of the most violent and deadly drug organizations in New York City. He personally made over 500 arrests and assisted in over a thousand others. He was awarded over 100 medals and written commendations for bravery and successful convictions of violent offenders. He also worked as an investigator and fugitive recovery agent for nearly a decade. He has three children and is a grandparent. He currently works as a sports consultant and is the author of the End of Tour series.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Artemis Publishing Company

Year Published: September 24, 2019

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

1733454772

Genre

DRAMA, ACTION

Brief

Pete starts his life as police officer in NYC during the war on drugs. He gets thrown into policing the massive amount of crack cocaine being sold on the streets. His aggression nature at work causes him to be charged with criminal conduct. Pete finds himself at Riker's Island, trying to survive his two year sentence.

Overall Rating

GOOD

Point of View

FIRST PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: GOOD

Premise: GOOD

Structure: GOOD

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

Yes, the book profile accurately reflects the book.

Draw of Story

The story is begins with Pete beginning his career as a young, naïve cop but he mentions that he ends up in prison. Its sets the tone of the story. He also becomes a cop during the height of crack cocaine in NYC and his stories are vibrant and interesting.

Possible Drawbacks

The story focuses on a police officer working in NYC during the war on drugs. He is a white man policing a predominantly black and brown community. There are two sides to the story and the way drugs were brought into those communities and destroyed many lives is not touched on. The main goal of the story is to tell Pete's story which doesn't allow for many other perspectives.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY DOES NOT RELY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that Pete's promising career in narcotics takes a drastic turn when he ends up in prison. I would watch the movie for the downfall of a New York City police officer. Many stories around cops at the moment put them on a pedestal, but this shows a different perspective.

Fanbase Potential

This could have a large fanbase. Stories about police officers are not very popular at the moment especially considering the current cultural climate. This story could be interesting because it shows police can fall but this story focuses more on the corruption in law enforcement. Pete is dealt a harsh hand considering his actual crimes.

Awards Potential

This could have awards potential. The events of Pete's life and the dramatic moments would translate well on screen with the right director and actor. It is character driven with many great moments for acting.

Envisioned Budget

MEDIUM BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

TRAINING DAY, END OF WATCH

What’s New About the Story

The story is original because it shows a cop being taken down by the system. Pete isn't a crooked cop and decides not to snitch on his fellow cops. He doesn't get off easy as he has made some enemies in law enforcement. That is a refreshing story considering the current headlines.

Lead Characters

The lead character starts off as a newbie cop and progresses to an aggressive, undercover veteran. He is not a bad cop but he made poor choices that land him in prison. There is more complexities to his character.

Uniqueness of Story

This is not a rare gem. This is a solid story that shows a different perspective on law enforcements and those who lose favor within its' system. For the current climate, there should be less focus on the drug dealers and users Pete arrest because of the polarizing view of people of color. More focus could be on his interaction with his colleagues and how that lays the groundwork for his stint in prison.

Possible Formats

Film: Studio, Indie, Streaming TV Series: Network, Cable, Limited Run / Mini-Series, Streaming

Analyst Recommendation

CONSIDER

Justification

This is a consider because the story is well written and entertaining. It takes a raw look at a crazy time in NYC where crack cocaine was everywhere. The story, however, does lead the audience to sympathize with police officers which would face criticism in the current climate. This might deter from gaining a large fanbase for the story. The representation of people of color would also face much backlash. There might not be a market for a story but it has promise.