Bootlegger's Cove

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Rob Tillitz

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The true story of an up-and-coming hardworking salmon fisherman's struggle to support family force him into smuggling on the high seas. This results in escape to become a Mexican fugitive/prisoner, 30-year sentence in USA, and eventually becoming an honorable man.


Crime, Suspense / Thriller, Adventure, Biographical, Action, Drama, Family, Memoir,

Short Summary

According to the plea agreement, in 1992 Falco joined with co-conspirators Jeffrey Jay Warren and others in a scheme to smuggle 50,000 pounds of hashish from Pakistan into the United States. The men hired a fisherman, Robert Tillitz, to arrange the transfer of the hashish from a freighter to a small

Tillitz after 12 years of pounding out briefs in the prison law library finds a loophole. He files an ancient writ of audita querela and is granted request for resentencing. On September 19, 2008 after serving 12 years and 22 days of a 30-year sentence he is resentenced to time served. He goes home.


Westcoast California to Washington, Pacific Ocean, Mexico, Pakistan and the the straits of malacca and various US Federal Prisons.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

,The Struggle of a Fisherman and his family.

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Twist, Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Gar Walton

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Skillful, Aggressive, Badass, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heroic, Romantic, Crazy, Lone Wolf, Strong Moral Code, Honorable, Leader, Adventurous, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Engaging, Visionary, Aspiring, Complex, Manipulative, Masculine, Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: There are 175 characters, probably 25 main. Susan is Gar's love of life.

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Unapologetic, Beautiful, Adventurous, Heartthrob, Manipulative, Seductive, Secretive, Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Jeff

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Engaging, Skillful, Adventurous, Aggressive, Aspiring, Flexible, Funny, Heartthrob, Romantic, Sarcastic, Charming, Confident, Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Angus, Antagonist

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Greedy, Sarcastic, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Blunt, Lone Wolf, Narcissistic, Outspoken, Badass

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2009

Hard Copy Available



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