Facing the Red Strategy

Robert Budahl robertabudahl@live.com 5208298225818



Robert Budahl

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John Spencer, a CIA analyst is tasked with strategy against a very formidable Russian adversary. Karshev, the Russian President. The Russians conduct espionage on the US and we respond. Soon, Ukraine is over-run, and ultimately Poland is attacked. Spy tradecraft, political strategy and military.



Short Summary

The US's early warning radar system is disabled and Russia is the culprit. It could signal the beginning of a first strike. It builds to a cresendo from there.

After moving from Ukraine into Poland, NATO goes to war. Spy operations, political maneuvering and high tech warfare ensue. Eventually the West prevails. At a high cost. Spencer, the ultimate protagonist has once again proved that good does triumph over evil.


Washington DC

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: John Spencer

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Obedient,Patriotic,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: President Wilson

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Gracious,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Skillful,Visionary,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Director Michaels

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Daniels

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Confident,Decisive,Flexible,Honorable,Leader,Skillful,Patriotic,Obedient,Masculine

Development Pitch

Facing the Red Strategy although fiction, is centrically based in realities. Even the spycraft is real or feasible. It will grab the attention of the viewer or reader from the opening scene and retain their interest until a climatic ending. Spencer, the ultimate protagonist, matches wits with Karshev the antagonist character. Karshev is very intelligent and brazen. Spencer also has close relationships with POTUS, and Directors of the Intelligence Community. They respect his intellect and duty to country. He is an extremely important asset for the United States and his actions drive the Western World to overcoming a dangerous adversary. Its word count is 57,095, and the story could very well turn out to be a prediction of how events may unwind in the near future. Spycraft, political maneuvering, and military action propel the story forward and along the way Spencer's personal relationship with the love of his life, Julie and co-worker Larry are both treasured. It is a very patriotic story and with the action scenes included would be an excellent movie. I hope you move forward with it. Thank you. I have two publications with American Intelligence Journal in 2020. They will be on college academic sites JSTOR & EBSCO. And another being released in June 2021. They are available on nmif.org at this time. My homepage is https://robertabudahl.wixsite.com/website.Thank you! Robert Budahl

About The Author

I graduated in 2019 from American Military University in Counterintelligence, earning a spot on the National Honor Society. Also, a BA from Bethel University and a Paralegal Certificate from Colorado State Univ. Pueblo. I have been a bank manager, real estate agent, team leader and security/fraud investigator. I had a liver transplant in 2017 and now enjoy great health. It was an event that defines me.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning,Male Leaning,LGBT Leaning

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available



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