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Richard S. Hillman rhillman1@tampabay.rr.com 1168669933627

ACTION DRAMA ADVENTURE

Early 20th Century

Richard S. Hillman

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Manny White Vidal is an expert on Guarida, an oil-producing Caribbean nation riddled with poverty, corruption, and demagoguery. Trouble strikes when Claudio Sánchez takes power. Spewing anti-American rhetoric, the charismatic leader seduces the masses with promises of revolutionary reform. The U.S. State Department, seeking to protect Big Oil, taps Manny to embed himself in the University of Guarida. Torn between his loyalty to the United States and his ideals sympathetic to social justice, Manny advocates for mutual understanding. Yet, he stumbles into a political minefield.

Genre

Action, Drama, Adventure,

Short Summary

Convinced of American complicity in a botched attempt to assassinate Sánchez, Manny openly questions U.S. policy. Nevertheless, Sánchez accuses Manny of espionage, subjects him to water-boarding, and holds him hostage. Can Manny extricate himself from the complicated web of deceit and betrayal?


Sánchez offers a deal in which Manny denounces American intervention in exchange for his freedom. Will he take the deal or deliver a State Department ultimatum? Manny’s escapades raise questions about crossing cultural as well as moral boundaries, temptation and individual responsibility.

Setting

Guarida -- a fictitious Caribbean nation.

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Manny Vidal

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Educated, Empathetic, Engaging, Sophisticated, Romantic, Adventurous, Aspiring, Patriotic, Heroic, Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: Claudio Sanchez

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Power-hungry, Aspiring, Badass, Complex, Criminal, Leader, Manipulative, Villainous, Aggressive, Charming, Crazy

Additional Character Details

Name: Tina

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Empathetic, Seductive, Beautiful, Charming, Desperate, Romantic, Sexy, Underdog, Aspiring, Complex, Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Rafael

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous, Complex, Desperate, Faithful, Heroic, Decisive, Engaging, Flexible, Modest, Perseverance, Badass, Confident, Masculine, Patriotic, Strong Moral Code, Underdog

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Brighton

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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