HEAVE TO

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ACTION ADVENTURE CRIME DRAMA SUSPENSE/THRILLER HISTORICAL FICTION

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PETE DEBOER

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HEAVE TO IS A STORY OF DRUG SMUGGLERS, BAD LAWYERS AND PRETTY WOMEN BEING PURSUED BY THE U.S. COAST GUARD AND THE DEA AT SEA IN THE ATLANTIC, CARIBBEAN AND THE GULF OF MEXICO. HISTORICAL CHARLESTON SC IS ALSO A CRITICAL PIECE OF THE STORY.

Genre

Action,Adventure,Crime,Drama,Suspense/Thriller,Historical Fiction

Short Summary

VINCE LUBAR OBSERVES A PHOTO SHOWING THE TRANSFER OF A BRIEFCASE BETWEEN TWO PERSONS AT FORT SUMTER. MARIJUANA SMUGGLERS ARE ADVANCING TO COCAINE. A NEW LITTLE SHIP CARIBBEAN GIPSY BECOMES THE MOTHER SHIP OF THE OPERATION. CAPTAIN CORY HIGGENS AND HIS GIRL FRIEND RUN THE BOAT AND THE MONEY.


SOME GET CAUGHT SOME GET AWAY. SOMEONE DIES, A POLITICAL RACE IN ATLANTA TAKES A HIT, A SHIP SINKS AND THE COAST GUARD/DEA MISSION IS A SUCCESS. CAPTAIN CORY MAKES A BREAK FOR FREEDOM AND MOST SURVIVING CHARACTERS ARE COMING BACK FOR THE SEQUEL.

Setting

CHARLESTON SC, WEST PALM BEACH FL, TURKS AND CAICOS, JAMACIA, BERMUDA, ARUBA.

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return,,Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,HIDDEN ELEMENTS,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: VINCE LUBAR

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Heroic, Secretive, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Charming, Leader, Masculine, Visionary, Criminal, Decisive, Funny, Educated, Engaging, Honorable, Patriotic, Aggressive, Confident, Modest, Perseverance, Desperate, Aspiring, Blunt,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Masculine,Patriotic,Selfless,Visionary,Strong Moral Code,Leader,Adventurous,Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: CHESTER WHITTAKER

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Complex, Funny, Greedy, Visionary, Skillful, Sophisticated, Adventurous, Charming, Confident, Educated, Leader, Engaging, Manipulative, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Aspiring, Blunt, Decisive, Secretive, Criminal, Outspoken,Narcisstic,Decisive,Criminal,Confident,Greedy,Educated,Manipulative,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: CORY HIGGINS

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Badass, Skillful, Confident, Leader, Lone Wolf, Complex, Masculine, Romantic, Perseverance, Sophisticated, Aggressive, Funny, Outspoken,Charming,Criminal,Decisive,Skillful,Masculine,Lone Wolf,Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: LEON MATTHEWS

Age: 44

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Clumsy, Criminal, Complex, Desperate, Gracious, Skillful, Charming

Development Pitch

THE COAST GUARD IS A VERY POPULAR BRANCH OF THE MILITARY. A WELL DONE SERIES HIGHLIGHTING THE ADVENTURES OF THE SERVICE WOULD FILL A VOID ON THE ENTERTAINMENT SPECTRUM. FOR THE PAST 40 YEARS THE COAST GUARD HAS BEEN DEEPLY INVOLVED IN THE WAR ON DRUGS. IN THE 80'S THINGS WERE JUST GETTING STARTED AND MONEY WAS DIRECTED FROM CONGRESS FOR ENHANCED OPERATIONS. AFTER THE CUBAN BOAT LIFT HAD WORN OUT THE RESOURCES OF THE SERVICE, THE OLD NAVY SHIP ESCAPE WAS GIVEN TO THE COAST GUARD TO PROP UP OPERATIONS WHILE OTHER VESSELS AND CREWS WERE REPAIRED AND RESTED. THE AUTHOR SERVED AS AN OFFICER ON THE CUTTER ESCAPE FOR 3 YEARS AND PARTICIPATED IN 30 DRUG INTERDICTION PATROLS. INCIDENTALLY A SISTER SHIP OF THE SAME DESIGN (ACUSHNET) IS FOR SALE IN WASHINGTON STATE. MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE READ THE STORY HAVE SAID IT SHOULD BE SOME SORT OF SERIES. THE STORY HIGHLIGHTS THE BEGINING OF THE USE OF SECRET COMPARTMENTS ON SHIPS IN WHICH CONTRABAND COULD BE HIDDEN. THE CARIBBEAN GIPSY IS ONE SUCH SHIP. CHARACTERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY ARE VERY WELL DEVELOPED. FORT SUMTER IN CHARLESTON SC PLAYS AN INTERESTING ROLE AS IT IS BEING USED BY THE CRIMINALS AS A SECRET COMMUNICATIONS BASE TO WARN SMUGGLERS AS TO THE LOCATION AND INTENTIONS OF COAST GUARD SHIP AT SEA. THE SEQUEL, DEALING WITH HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS ABOUT 30% COMPLETE.

About The Author

Pete DeBoer enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1964 for a 4 year hitch. He retired nearly 23 years later after serving in a variety of jobs as a medic then a commissioned officer. He sailed in ships from 189' to 378. His three year assignment to the Cutter ESCAPE was the inspiration for the Novel Heave To. ESCAPE deployed on thirty drug interdiction patrols while he was assigned as Operations Officer and occasionally Executive Officer. After retirement, Pete worked in Real Estate, business and local politics. He served as an elected commissioner in the Port of Kingston Washington, west of Seattle. After publishing Heave To, he took off in his motor home in spring of 2017 and has been living on the road while working on the sequel to this story He is a licensed maritime captain and does part time work occasionally with sport fishermen in Alaska or as a charter yacht captain in Charleston South Carolina. Charleston and the Low Country is the main back drop for the tale. Friends keep telling him the story should be produced as a mini series. DeBoer can be contacted at pete@petedeboer.com.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

MILITARY, MARITIME, CITIZENS OF CHARLESTON SC, TRAVELLERS AND STORY TELLERS

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: SQUARE GROUPER PUBLISHING

Year Published: May 2-16

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

9781793873309