Limited Edition: A Poacher's Endgame

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DRAMA MYSTERY SUSPENSE / THRILLER ACTION ADVENTURE COMEDY CRIME DETECTIVE ACTION ADVENTURE MYSTERY SUSPENSE/THRILLER

1980s & '90s

Prakash Dighé

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The book is about a heist gone wrong and a young couple in the midst of it all. An African Safari like none other! View book video trailer—link given in "Supplemental Materials" below.

Genre

Drama, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Detective,Action,Adventure,Mystery,Suspense/Thriller

Short Summary

Two plots occur concurrently: the first involves the loss of a briefcase with cash in Nairobi that was stolen by one gang of poachers from their rivals; the second involves the arrival of a Scotland Yard detective to investigate the mysterious death of a British tourist in a game park.


With the involvement of a diverse set of characters, the stage is set for a mystery adventure with nerve-racking twists and turns, and the young couple that had unwittingly stumbled upon the briefcase with cash, outwit the poachers to become an unlikely pair of heroes in the global war on poaching.

Setting

Nairobi and Masaai Mara Gamepark in Kenya, East Africa.

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Twist, Happy Ending,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Heidi

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Educated, Gracious, Adventurous, Engaging, Modest, Decisive, Beautiful, Confident, Perseverance, Romantic, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Charming, Sophisticated, Faithful, Outspoken,Adventurous,Charming,Confident,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Honorable,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Tusker

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Naive, Outspoken, Villainous, Aggressive, Blunt, Criminal, Leader, Unapologetic, Uneducated, Badass, Desperate, Masculine, Complex, Confident, Crazy, Greedy, Insecure, Perseverance, Power-hungry, Adventurous,Badass,Masculine,Villainous,Aggressive,Criminal,Greedy,Power Hungry

Additional Character Details

Name: Jay

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Heroic, Decisive, Romantic, Aggressive, Charming, Educated, Heartthrob, Leader, Perseverance, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Gracious, Funny, Honorable, Masculine, Flexible, Engaging, Obedient, Religious, Aspiring, Blunt, Confident, Modest, Adventurous, Selfless, Sophisticated, Faithful,Adventurous,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Educated,Honorable,Masculine,Skillful,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

The author has not yet written this

Development Pitch

Returning home late one night in Nairobi, a young couple stumbles upon a briefcase filled with cash and decide to take it home, unaware that it is being sought after by two rival gangs of ruthless poachers, the police, and a powerful government official. Fearful of being cast as the suspect, Jay the protagonist, and his wife Heidi are caught up in dilemma, and decide to hold on to the cash. But the fearsome ivory poacher, who goes by the name of ‘Tusker,’ and who had snatched the briefcase from his rival to settle a score, only to lose it during a hot police chase, is now on a relentless hunt for Jay. With equal ferocity, the rival poacher ‘Don’ hunts down a Russian arms dealer, who he suspects is involved in the snatch. Meanwhile, mystery surrounds the discovery of the badly mutilated body of a young British tourist in one of the world’s largest game reserve. Local officials attributed her death to her being mauled by wild animals. But a detective from Scotland Yard, specially flown down to investigate, isn’t too sure. As the ruthless players close in on the unwitting Jay, he finds himself enmeshed in a larger dangerous conspiracy. Set in the idyllic surroundings of the mile-high “Green City under the Sun” of Nairobi, and the famous Game Reserve in East Africa, from where the word ‘safari’ originates, the 90,000-word international thriller captures the conflict that the stolen briefcase and the death in the Mara creates among the multicultural characters involved.

About The Author

Prakash Dighé lived in India, Germany, and Kenya before settling in the US. Living in Kenya for more than two decades was, for him, a unique experience and it's long been his desire to use Kenya—a country with a fascinating colonial history and from where the word 'safari' originates—as setting for a novel. "Limited Edition: A Poacher's Endgame" represents the fulfillment of that dream. Prakash lives with his family in Dallas, Texas.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Progressive Rising Phoenix Press

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

978-1-946329-46-2

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