The Narragansett Files

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ACTION ADVENTURE MYSTERY POLITICAL SUSPENSE / THRILLER

Contemporary

Robert Shemeld

Logline

A couple’s sailing vacation turns into a nightmare of piracy, kidnapping and murder. Duped into acting as bait to capture an international drug trafficker, they discover the drug lord is the real bait and they have become immersed in a plot that has little to do with drugs and everything to do with a scheme to influence the world economy. The treacheries and intrigue of international politics, and perhaps a Machiavellian attempt to control the White House force the couple to resurrect skills from their past . . . the hunted become the hunters as they attempt to stay alive until they can rid themselves of The Narragansett Files.

Genre

Action, Adventure, Mystery, Political, Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Newport, Washington, D.C., Caracas

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Year Published: 2014

Starting Description

Israel has bombed Iran, OPEC is threatening to cut oil production and President Jackson could be facing reelection during a replay of the 1973 oil crises. Fifty miles off Fort Lauderdale, a sailboat drifts quietly in the warm, rainy night. Blood leaves a pink smear over the wet deck as the body is

Ending Description

Steele and Liz are impowered by the president to fly to Venezuela with some special Ops and retired CIA operators to help the Venezuelan ruling party to permanently retire the President of Venezuela, they barley escape with their lives.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Extreme Violence

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Twist, Philosophical Questions

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Steele is 51; 6-1, graying dark hair, reasonably fit. From a good family, he is well educated and moderately wealthy from developing real estate. Somewhat of a smart-ass, Steele has a wicked sense of humor, which is frequently aimed at his wife. A former Marine and decorated combat veteran, the ex-police detective has been the recipient of a long list of varied and sometimes unpleasant experiences. As a result, he is brutally honest, takes nothing too seriously and very little at face value. Usually a pleasant man with a quick grin, Steele will dispassionately kill five men to protect his wife.

Age: 51

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Educated, Engaging, Honorable, Patriotic, Sarcastic, Charming, Decisive, Faithful, Leader, Blunt

Additional Character Details

Name: Elizabeth is 45; 5-7, blonde hair, beautiful, trim figure. From a good family, she is well educated and moderately wealthy. No ‘shrinking violet’ she is bright, beautiful and stylish. Elizabeth’s penchant for expensive clothes and shoes is well known to family and friends. At times introspective, she most always exhibits a beautiful smile. She feigns dislike for her husband’s teasing and shares his intolerance for fools and parochial thinking. Elizabeth is a natural athlete (an Olympic freestyle alternate) that oddly translates to an unusual talent with firearms. By the end of their vacation, she will have killed four men with an automatic weapon.

Age: 45

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Confident, Sophisticated, Unapologetic, Beautiful, Charming, Patriotic, Romantic, Sarcastic, Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: EDWARD ‘ED’ COLOMBO White Male of Italian decent Age 55; 5-11, curly dark graying hair. Fit, always tanned. Very smart, well educated, member of Mensa International Thumbnail: Ed is gregarious, mischievous always ready with a joke. He has always had an eye for the ladies and more than a few have succumbed to his twinkly eyes and quick grin. That said, there is a dark side to Ed, which will be revealed at a most inappropriate time.

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous

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Logline

A couple’s sailing vacation turns into a nightmare of piracy, kidnapping and murder. Duped into acting as bait to capture an international drug trafficker, they discover the drug lord is the real bait and they have become immersed in a plot that has little to do with drugs and everything to do with a scheme to influence the world economy. The treacheries and intrigue of international politics, and perhaps a Machiavellian attempt to control the White House force the couple to resurrect skills from their past . . . the hunted become the hunters as they attempt to stay alive until they can rid themselves of The Narragansett Files.

Short Summary

Israel has bombed Iran, OPEC is threatening to cut oil production and President Jackson could be facing reelection during a replay of the 1973 oil crises. Fifty miles off Fort Lauderdale, a sailboat drifts quietly in the warm, rainy night. Blood leaves a pink smear over the wet deck as the body is


Steele and Liz are impowered by the president to fly to Venezuela with some special Ops and retired CIA operators to help the Venezuelan ruling party to permanently retire the President of Venezuela, they barley escape with their lives.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Steele is 51; 6-1, graying dark hair, reasonably fit. From a good family, he is well educated and moderately wealthy from developing real estate. Somewhat of a smart-ass, Steele has a wicked sense of humor, which is frequently aimed at his wife. A former Marine and decorated combat veteran, the ex-police detective has been the recipient of a long list of varied and sometimes unpleasant experiences. As a result, he is brutally honest, takes nothing too seriously and very little at face value. Usually a pleasant man with a quick grin, Steele will dispassionately kill five men to protect his wife.

Age: 51

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Educated, Engaging, Honorable, Patriotic, Sarcastic, Charming, Decisive, Faithful, Leader, Blunt

Character 1

Name: Elizabeth is 45; 5-7, blonde hair, beautiful, trim figure. From a good family, she is well educated and moderately wealthy. No ‘shrinking violet’ she is bright, beautiful and stylish. Elizabeth’s penchant for expensive clothes and shoes is well known to family and friends. At times introspective, she most always exhibits a beautiful smile. She feigns dislike for her husband’s teasing and shares his intolerance for fools and parochial thinking. Elizabeth is a natural athlete (an Olympic freestyle alternate) that oddly translates to an unusual talent with firearms. By the end of their vacation, she will have killed four men with an automatic weapon.

Age: 45

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Confident, Sophisticated, Unapologetic, Beautiful, Charming, Patriotic, Romantic, Sarcastic, Sexy

Character 2

Name: EDWARD ‘ED’ COLOMBO White Male of Italian decent Age 55; 5-11, curly dark graying hair. Fit, always tanned. Very smart, well educated, member of Mensa International Thumbnail: Ed is gregarious, mischievous always ready with a joke. He has always had an eye for the ladies and more than a few have succumbed to his twinkly eyes and quick grin. That said, there is a dark side to Ed, which will be revealed at a most inappropriate time.

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous

Character 3

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