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SUSPENSE / THRILLER MYSTERY DETECTIVE CRIME POLITICAL

Contemporary

Rick Treon

Logline

Someone is out to get prominent political reporter Levi Cole. After he is forced to resign from his job in Dallas, Levi returns to his rural Texas hometown to regroup and win back Kat Hallaway, the married reporter he left behind, by helping her cover a grisly murder on deep background. As they hone in on the killer, Kat is kidnapped, forcing Levi to uncover the truth behind the murder and his unknown tormentors while racing to save the woman he loves.

Genre

Suspense / Thriller, Mystery, Detective, Crime, Political

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Dallas, fictional locations in the Texas Panhandle

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Political reporter Levi Cole is forced out of his cushy job in Dallas by anonymous tipsters who highlight fabrications in his old stories. He returns home to regroup and win back the woman he loves/ex coworker by helping her cover the grisly murder of a girl in his rural Texas hometown.

Ending Description

After the woman Levi loves is kidnapped by a murderous psychopath and killed during a gunfight in a ghost town, Levi turns dark and begins plotting his revenge by teaming up with a corrupt local U.S. congressman to be his chief of staff.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Incest, Language/Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Levi Cole

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Secretive, Charming, Complex, Confident, Desperate, Engaging, Manipulative, Narcissistic

Additional Character Details

Name: Kat Hallaway

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Badass, Beautiful, Desperate, Sarcastic, Outspoken, Seductive, Sexy, Aggressive, Blunt, Complex, Educated, Engaging, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Ace Anderson

Age: 37

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Secretive, Charming, Confident, Funny, Leader, Masculine, Narcissistic

Additional Character Details

Name: Shawn Nichols

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Uneducated, Aggressive, Complex, Skillful, Narcissistic, Secretive, Unapologetic, Villainous, Crazy, Criminal, Manipulative

Logline

Someone is out to get prominent political reporter Levi Cole. After he is forced to resign from his job in Dallas, Levi returns to his rural Texas hometown to regroup and win back Kat Hallaway, the married reporter he left behind, by helping her cover a grisly murder on deep background. As they hone in on the killer, Kat is kidnapped, forcing Levi to uncover the truth behind the murder and his unknown tormentors while racing to save the woman he loves.

Short Summary

Political reporter Levi Cole is forced out of his cushy job in Dallas by anonymous tipsters who highlight fabrications in his old stories. He returns home to regroup and win back the woman he loves/ex coworker by helping her cover the grisly murder of a girl in his rural Texas hometown.


After the woman Levi loves is kidnapped by a murderous psychopath and killed during a gunfight in a ghost town, Levi turns dark and begins plotting his revenge by teaming up with a corrupt local U.S. congressman to be his chief of staff.

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About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Levi Cole

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Secretive, Charming, Complex, Confident, Desperate, Engaging, Manipulative, Narcissistic

Character 1

Name: Kat Hallaway

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Badass, Beautiful, Desperate, Sarcastic, Outspoken, Seductive, Sexy, Aggressive, Blunt, Complex, Educated, Engaging, Unapologetic

Character 2

Name: Ace Anderson

Age: 37

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Secretive, Charming, Confident, Funny, Leader, Masculine, Narcissistic

Character 3

Name: Shawn Nichols

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Uneducated, Aggressive, Complex, Skillful, Narcissistic, Secretive, Unapologetic, Villainous, Crazy, Criminal, Manipulative

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